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B. A person who cultivates marijuana for personal use pursuant to this section shall:

§ 4.1-1101. Home cultivation of marijuana for personal use; penalties.

1. For possession of more than four marijuana plants but no more than 10 marijuana plants, (i) a civil penalty of $250 for a first offense, (ii) a Class 3 misdemeanor for a second offense, and (iii) a Class 2 misdemeanor for a third and any subsequent offense;

A. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision c of § 18.2-248.1, a person 21 years of age or older may cultivate up to four marijuana plants for personal use at their place of residence; however, at no point shall a household contain more than four marijuana plants. For purposes of this section, a “household” means those individuals, whether related or not, who live in the same house or other place of residence.

Katz said, in general, enforcement of home cultivation regulations will likely stem from complaints.

Tamara Netzel, a medical marijuana patient and the founder of Cruel Consequences, said trying to navigate the new law has been a challenge.

“The most immediate option for retail sales is to do so through the existing medical operators. This is what most states that have enacted adult use legalization do,” Pedini said. “Virginia still has a chance to go down that path but that wasn’t something that was enacted this year.”

“People have to read the fine print”

“People have to read the fine print. We’re going to do our best to educate people but we’re not going to not enforce the law,” Katz said.

Anderson said four plants, if grown properly, can produce a years-worth of marijuana.

“Everything you need…except the seeds”

“I can tell you with absolute certainty that we are not going to create a task force to address homegrown marijuana plants. That’s not in the best interest of public safety or our community,” Katz said.

But there’s a catch. There’s no legal way to buy the seeds.