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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 60. Regulations Governing Pharmaceutical Processors

18VAC110-60-80. Proper storage and disposal of cannabis products by patients, parents, legal guardians, or registered agents.

A. A patient, parent, legal guardian, or registered agent shall exercise reasonable caution to transport and store cannabis products in a manner to prevent theft, loss, or access by unauthorized persons.

B. A patient, parent, legal guardian, or registered agent shall dispose of all usable cannabis products in possession of the patient, parent, legal guardian, or registered agent no later than 10 calendar days after the expiration of the patient's registration if such registration is not renewed, or sooner should the patient no longer wish to possess cannabis products. A patient, parent, legal guardian, or registered agent shall complete such disposal by one of the following methods:

1. By removing the product from the original container and mixing it with an undesirable substance such as used coffee grounds, dirt, or kitty litter. The mixture shall be placed in a sealable bag, empty can, or other container to prevent the drug from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.

2. By transferring it to law enforcement via a medication drop-box or drug take-back event if permissible under state and federal law.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-3442.6 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 23, eff. August 7, 2019; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 1, eff. September 30, 2020; Volume 37, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2021; Volume 39, Issue 24, eff. August 16, 2023.

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