Virginia Cannabis Industry Association Kicks Off at Legalize Virginia Festival in Norfolk


September 17, 2018

Norfolk, Virginia – In anticipation of the forthcoming issuance of Virginia’s first pharmaceutical processor licenses, the Virginia Cannabis Industry Association (VCIA) will host a launch event at O’Connor Brewing Co,’s Legalize Virginia Festival, Tuesday, September 18. VCIA’s mission is to represent Virginia medical cannabis business owners and industry stakeholders to advance legislation and bring the highest quality, safest, and most compliant medical cannabis products to consumers in the Commonwealth.

“Virginia’s emerging cannabis industry needs a strong voice in the legislature, and also a commitment to the health and safety of the citizens of the Commonwealth. The VCIA’s founding members are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive cannabis industry, and to working hand in hand with the regulators and legislators to ensure that the industry’s products are safe, effective, and available to patients in Virginia,” said Rebecca Gwilt, VCIA Co-Founder and Partner and Cannabis Practice Group Leader at Nixon Law Group, PLLC.

The launch event will consist of a happy hour from 5:00-7:00pm, followed by a workshop from 8:00-9:00pm entitled “Entering the Marijuana Industry in Virginia.” Happy hour attendees will enjoy networking with VCIA leaders, pharmaceutical processor license applicants, and professionals interested in entering Virginia’s emerging cannabis industry, while learning about the benefits of association membership. The workshop will provide an overview of how the industry will be developing in the Commonwealth, featuring VCIA founders Rebecca Gwilt; Jenn Michelle Pedini, Executive Director of Virginia NORML and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Virginia Cannabis Group; and Daniel Rouleau, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Virginia Cannabis Group.


Rebecca Gwilt, Esq., Executive Director