Marijuana; person accused of possession may request full chemical analysis of plant material. (HB2584)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marijuana field test as evidence. Provides that in any case in which a person is accused of possession of marijuana, he or his attorney of record may request a full chemical analysis of the alleged plant material by motion (i) within 60 days after arrest or, (ii) for good cause shown, at any time prior to trial, before the court in which the charge is pending. Without such request, a field analysis of the material is deemed sufficient evidence. Currently, such request is available (without the requirement of good cause shown) at any time prior to trial. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073038348
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law