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Virginia Marijuana Laws

Marijuana laws are changing rapidly, with many states now allowing for the use of the herb for medical uses. Virginia marijuana laws do not recognize medical marijuana, while simple possession of less than two ounces of cannabis can result in up to 30 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. Meanwhile, the penalty for the sale of five pounds (or more) is five to 30 years in state prison.

Learn more about Virginia's marijuana laws in the following chart. See FindLaw's Drug Charges section for related content.

Code Section 54.1-3445, 18.2-247
Possession Misdemeanor, jail up to 30 days and/or $500; Subsequent offense: Class 1 misdemeanor
Sale Up to .5 oz.: Class 1 misdemeanor; .5 oz.-5 lbs.: Class 5 felony; Over 5 lbs.: 5-30 yrs.; Proof that person gave drug only as an accommodation not for remuneration or to induce him to become addicted shall be guilty of Class 1 misdemeanor; Sale to minor or within 1000 ft. of school: stricter penalties
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Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Virginia drug crimes attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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