Marijuana, synthetic; penalties for possession, intent to sell, distribute, etc. (HB1473)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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.

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01/31/2011: Merged into HB1434


12/07/2010Impact statement from (HB1473)
12/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100751D
12/07/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
12/07/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB1473)
01/13/2011Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1473)
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1434-Garrett)
01/31/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1434-Garrett)