Virginia Marijuana Laws

WSJ Team January 6, 2011 0

Possession

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

Any amount (first offense)

Misdemeanor

30 days

$500

Any amount (subsequent offense)

Misdemeanor

1 year

$2,500

Sale

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

1/2 oz or less

Misdemeanor

1 year

$2,500

1/2 oz to 5 lbs

Felony

1 – 10 years

$2,500

5 lbs to 100 kg

Felony

5 – 30 years

$2,500

More than 100 kg

Felony

20 years MMS*

$1,000,000

To a minor

Felony

10 – 50 years

$100,000

Within 1,000 feet of a school or other specified areas

Felony

1 – 5 years

$100,000

Transport 5 lbs or more into state with intent to sell

Felony

3 years MMS* – 40 years

$1,000,000

Notes*

*MMS= Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Cultivation

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

Any amount

Felony

5 – 30 years

$10,000

Miscellaneous

Crime Type

Incarceration

Fine

Paraphernalia sale

Misdemeanor

1 year

$2,500

Paraphernalia sale to a minor

Felony

1 – 5 years

$2,500

Notes*

*Probation with deferred proceedings is possible for first offenders.
*Any marijuana conviction results in the suspension of one’s drivers license for a period of six months

State Regulations

Conditional Release

The state allows alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions

MMS

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research

Drugged Driving

This state has a zero tolerance drugged driving law enacted

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