Marijuana, synthetic; added to Schedule I, penalty for possession. (SB1082)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


  Synthetic marijuana; penalties.  Adds synthetic marijuana (known as K2 and Spice and various other names) to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act Possession of a Schedule I drug is a Class 5 felony  and the sentence for a first offense of  manufacturing, selling, distributing or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give or distribute a Schedule I controlled substance is 5-40 years of imprisonment with a maximum fine of $500,000.  There are additional felonies for subsequent offenses, transporting into the Commonwealth, distributing to a person under the age of 18 and selling, etc. on or near school property, etc.



  Amends § 54.1-3446, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/26/2011: Merged into SB745


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100833D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1082)
01/20/2011Rereferred from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB745-Herring) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)