Virginia Poison Control Centers Note Changes

In a recent report, Virginia’s poison centers have witnessed a decline in reported exposures to THC and Delta-8, while edible cannabis exposures have increased in certain communities during 2023. In 2023, Virginia lawmakers implemented sweeping reforms to the state’s hemp laws, aiming to curb unregulated products. These changes followed a surge in pediatric exposures in recent years. As the state grapples with creating a regulated cannabis marketplace, the legalization of marijuana possession in 2021 has prompted discussions about better industry oversight. While possession of up to an ounce is legal, medically obtained marijuana remains the sole avenue for legally defined cannabis. Advocates and lawmakers alike, are now emphasizing the need for policies to address unregulated cannabis-derived products accessible to the public