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U.S. Virgin Islands Cannabis Laws

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Legal status

  • Fully legal

Possession limits

  • Medical patients

    4 oz

  • Recreational users

    4 oz

State taxes

  • Medical patients


  • Recreational users



  • Medical patients

    12 plants

  • Recreational users


  • Cultivation is legal
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Application process

To apply for a medical cannabis card in the state of US Virgin Islands

Get approved by a doctor, then apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.

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Table of contents

  1. Is Marijuana Legal in the U.S. Virgin Islands?
  2. Medical Marijuana Laws
  3. Qualifying Medical Conditions
  4. How to Get Certified
  5. Is Telemedicine Allowed?
  6. Possession Limits with a Medical Card
  7. Cannabis Growing Laws
  8. Out-of-State Cards
  9. Medical Card Reciprocity
  10. Employment Laws Protecting MMJ Cardholders
  11. Medical Cannabis Testing Requirements
  12. Where to Safely Purchase Cannabis
  13. Where to Safely Consume Cannabis

The U.S. Virgin Islands has legalized both medical and recreational cannabis use.

What are the medical marijuana laws in U.S. Virgin Islands?

Medical cannabis laws, U.S. Virgin Islands


Gov. Albert Bryan signed the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act into law. This allowed physicians to recommend cannabis to qualifying patients, and its expansion may also allow for the legalization of recreational cannabis.

Recreational cannabis laws, U.S. Virgin Islands


In January 2023, Gov. Bryan signed a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill, The Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act. The Act legalizes the production, distribution, and recreational use of cannabis in the United States territory.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in U.S. Virgin Islands?

The U.S. Virgin Islands law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diabetes
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hospice care
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Opiate use disorder
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • The treatment of the above conditions or conditions that cause cachexia or wasting, severe nausea, seizures, or severe and persistent muscle spasms.

How do I get certified for medical cannabis in U.S. Virgin Islands?

Leafwell is not yet open in the U.S. Virgin Islands, but you can become a medical cardholder.

Get approved by a doctor, then apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary. The U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Cannabis Regulation (OCR) is run by the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA).

Is telemedicine allowed for medical cannabis consultations in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

Yes, telemedicine is legal in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and you can get certified for cannabis online.

How much cannabis can I possess in U.S. Virgin Islands with an MMJ Card?

Medical marijuana patients may possess up to four ounces of cannabis flower.

Registered patients may grow up to 12 cannabis plants on their property.

Does U.S. Virgin Islands accept out-of-state cards?

The U.S. Virgin Islands has medical marijuana reciprocity and recognizes medical marijuana cards from other U.S. states and territories.

Will my U.S. Virgin Islands card be accepted in other states?

A US Virgin Island medical cannabis card is valid in some states with medical marijuana reciprocity laws.

The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Utah
  • Washington, D.C.

However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is acceptable) – just that the state’s medical marijuana laws protect you to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and intend to purchase medical marijuana.

The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also accountable to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.

The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing visiting patient application to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • West Virginia (cancer patients only)

Are there employment laws protecting medical cannabis cardholders in U.S. Virgin Islands?

Registered patients are protected from discrimination in housing, school enrollment, child custody and visitation, and eligibility for medical care, including organ transplants. Employers are to treat off-site medical cannabis use the same as pharmaceutical medications. Employers may presume a patient to be impaired if, during the work day, they have a THC concentration of 150 nanograms/ml or higher in their blood or urine. Employers maintain the right to keep a drug-free workplace.

What are the medical cannabis product testing requirements in U.S. Virgin Islands?

Current US Virgin Island legislation specifies that medical marijuana must be tested for “potency, pesticides, mold, or contaminants.”

Where is it safe to purchase cannabis in U.S. Virgin Islands?

In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.

Where is it safe to consume marijuana in U.S. Virgin Islands?

All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks, or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals, or any additional such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members’ clubs and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.

The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense, generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.