The CCA has finished accepting applications for a permit to operate a pharmaceutical processor in Health Service Area (HSA) 1. The permit will allow the selected processor to engage in vertically integrated operations, including the cultivation of cannabis plants, production of cannabis products, and dispensation to qualified patients.

Those interested can submit their applications online, along with a non-refundable fee of $18,000.

The application fee must be submitted in the form of a check made payable to "Treasurer of Virginia" and submitted to the Cannabis Control Authority at P.O. Box 6411, Richmond, VA 23230, along with a payment coversheet.

Applications are due April 30, 2024.

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Anticipated Timeline for Conditional Approval

February 28, 2024

Issue Notice of Open Applications

April 30, 2024, at 5:00 pm EDT

Applications Due

June 26, 2024

Board reviews scoring and lottery results to determine which applicant will be awarded conditional approval

July 8, 2024

Deadline for fingerprinting and submission of information for criminal history background checks

August 14, 2024

Finalize the awarding of conditional approval upon review of criminal history background checks or select alternate applicant for conditional approval