U.S. Virgin Islands Cannabis Laws

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Legal status

  • Medical Program

Possession limits

  • Medical patients

    4 oz

  • Recreational users

    4 oz

State taxes

  • Medical patients

    10%

  • Recreational users

    Illegal

Cultivation

  • Medical patients

    12 plants

  • Recreational users

    Illegal


  • 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 cannabis legal in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  2. What are the medical marijuana laws in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  3. What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  4. How do I get certified for medical cannabis in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  5. Is telemedicine allowed for medical cannabis consultations in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  6. How much cannabis can I possess in U.S. Virgin Islands with an MMJ Card?
  7. Is it legal to grow cannabis in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  8. Does U.S. Virgin Islands accept out-of-state cards?
  9. Will my U.S. Virgin Islands card be accepted in other states?
  10. Are there employment laws protecting medical cannabis card holders in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  11. What are the medical cannabis product testing requirements in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  12. Where is it safe to purchase cannabis in U.S. Virgin Islands?
  13. Where is it safe to consume marijuana in U.S. Virgin Islands?

The U.S. Virgin Islands has legalized medical cannabis. Adult use of cannabis is decriminalized, but is still illegal.


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

Medical cannabis laws, US Virgin Islands

2019

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

Recreational cannabis laws, US Virgin Islands

Recreational or adult use of cannabis is illegal in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Possession of under 1 ounce (28 g) has been decriminalized.


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

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

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • AIDS/HIV
  • 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 US Virgin Islands but you can become a medical card holder.

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 US 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 U.S. Virgin Islands?

Yes, telemedicine is legal in the US 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 own property.


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

The US Virgin Islands has reciprocity and recognizes medical marijuana cards from other US 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 other 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 fine) – just that you are protected by the state’s medical marijuana laws to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and you intend on purchasing 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 beholden to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.

The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing a 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 card holders 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 use of pharmaceutical medications. Employers may 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 purchase cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can actually 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 other such healthcare space is also illegal. Private members club 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 and generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.