Marijuana, synthetic; penalties for possession, intent to sell, distribute, etc. (SB748)

Introduced By

Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Penalties for possession, sale, gift, distribution or possession with intent to sell, give or distribute synthetic marijuana.  Creates a new category for synthetic marijuana as a series of controlled substances listed in Schedule 1 ( 54.1-3446) of the Drug Control Act ( 54.1-3400 et seq.). Notwithstanding the provisions regarding punishment for possession and distribution of controlled substances listed in Schedule 1, punishment for possession and distribution of synthetic marijuana is largely in accord with the provisions for actual marijuana. Amends § 18.2-248.1:1, § 54.1-3446, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/26/2011: Merged into SB745

History

  • 11/01/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100531D
  • 11/01/2010 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 11/04/2010 Impact statement from VCSC (SB748)
  • 01/11/2011 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 01/17/2011 Impact statement from DPB (SB748)
  • 01/26/2011 Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB745-Herring) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)