Virginia Healthy Alternatives Association Guide for Members

Recent Changes to Virginia Law Regarding Hemp-Derived Products Containing THC On June 1, 2022 the Virginia General Assembly approved the conference committee report of House Bill 30 which dictates the Commonwealth’s budget for Fiscal Years 2023-2024. Included in this bill, which still must be approved by the Governor, is language to amend several sections of […]

The Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabinoids Help Regulate Your Brain and Body

Brief: The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors and ligands that play a role in many physiological processes including pain perception, inflammation, appetite, and mood. The “cannabinoid” receptors in the brain — the CB1 receptors — outnumber many of the other receptor types on the brain. They act like traffic cops to control […]

Delta-8 THC: The Healthy Alternative

Brief: Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant and is legal under the federal Farm Bill of 2018.  Delta-8 is currently legal in […]

Virginia Healthy Alternatives Association: The State’s Most Trusted Resource for Information on Legitimate Health Alternatives

Brief: The Virginia Healthy Alternatives Association is committed to keeping Virginians healthy and free. We are dedicated to ensuring that every Virginian has access to healthy alternatives to big-pharma’s products. With hundreds of healthy alternatives products choose from, you may be wondering which products are best for you. Though we do not endorse any specific […]