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In July 2021, Virginia joined the growing number of states that have legalized the recreational use of cannabis. This exciting new industry faces many unique and pressing challenges, especially since cannabis consumption remains illegal at the federal level. The Virginia cannabis lawyers at VF&N have the experience and skill set needed to assist clients in navigating this complex and quickly evolving area of law. Our team of experienced and nationally recognized attorneys has the skill and knowledge cannabis clients need to expand their business in Virginia successfully. We encourage you to visit our office or give us a call so that we can discuss how best to support your business and ensure its success.

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