“There seems to be a fundamental lack of understanding on the part of budget conferences and the Youngkin administration of existing marijuana laws. If the intent of these new offences was to prevent the possession of larger quantities of cannabis in public in order to reduce illegal transactions, then they should have known that distribution and possession with intent to distribute marijuana in any quantity is already prohibited by several sections of the code. Penalties for such violations are already codified,” Pedini noted. “What`s even more problematic is that the 4-ounce possession limit applies to `marijuana,` the definition of which includes cannabis flowers, seeds, concentrates and edibles. Until the Cannabis Control Authority`s board of directors is able to release the appropriate possession quantities for edible formulations and other extraction-based formulations, Virginians can quickly violate this new law by possessing edible cannabis products outside their homes. “Every state criminalizes driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Some jurisdictions also impose additional laws on their own. In their strictest form, these laws prohibit drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable amount of an illegal drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds made from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a certain threshold imposed by the government. Learn more about cannabinoids and their effects on psychomotor performance. More information about cannabinoids and the proposed limits themselves is available online.

“Accepted consumer safety language requires only the most basic level of consumer testing and information for otherwise unregulated products flooding the market. It also maintains existing loopholes for synthetic marijuana and high-THC products for sale in retail and wholesale outlets, outside of the strict regulatory oversight currently required for legal cannabis products made in Virginia,” Pedini added. 2. take precautions to prevent unauthorized access by persons under 21 years of age; and A majority of the Virginia legislature voted out of 7. April 2021 for the approval of amendments to Senate Bill 1406 | House Bill 2312, which legalized personal marijuana cultivation on July 1, 2021. The legal provisions allow people aged 21 and over to grow up to four plants per household in their main residence. The law requires that no marijuana plant be visible from a public road without the use of aircraft, binoculars or other optical aids, and that precautions be taken to prevent unauthorized access by anyone under the age of 21. A legible label must be affixed to each plant containing the name, driver`s licence or identification number of the person and a statement that the marijuana plant is grown for personal use. There are currently more than 50,000 enrolled in the program. At the time of adoption, approximately 8,000 applicants were still waiting to be approved. Advertising the sale of drug paraphernalia is a Class I offence punishable by imprisonment for up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500. Distributing more than 1 ounce of marijuana to a person under the age of 18 who is at least 3 years younger than the offender, or using such a minor to distribute more than 1 ounce of marijuana, is a crime and carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 5 years, a maximum of 50 years.

and a fine of up to $100,000. A violation of this paragraph will be punished as follows: 1. Ensure that no marijuana plant is visible from a public road without the use of airplanes, binoculars or other optical aids; 3. Affix a legible label to each marijuana plant that includes the person`s name, driver`s licence or identification number, as well as a note indicating that the marijuana plant is grown for personal use as authorized in this section. If a person is convicted of an offence that carries a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must impose a mandatory minimum sentence or a higher sentence. The judge does not have the power to sentence the accused to less than the mandatory minimum sentence. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state crimes is not eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to “life imprisonment” must serve a life sentence with no prospect of parole. “Virginia legalized marijuana in retail through legislation through the budget, we`re just going to call it `hemp,`” Delegate Dawn Adams, who spoke out against colloquial language, told Virginia NORML.

“All tetrahydrocannabinols — not just delta-9-THC, but delta-8-THC and other synthetic compounds — will be legal in Virginia with Governor Youngkin`s pen as long as it`s called `hemp,`” added Dr. Adams, a nurse with significant expertise in cannabis medicine. Every person who sells or possesses drug paraphernalia with the intent to sell drug paraphernalia, knowing that they are intended for use or are intended to be cultivated, cultivated, cultivated, harvested, manufactured, inhaled or otherwise introduced marijuana into the human body, is guilty of a Class 1 offence punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months and a fine of not more than 12 months. than $2,500.