Cannabinoids, synthetic; penalties for possession, sale, etc. (SB1373)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Penalties for possession, sale, gift, or distribution of or possession with intent to sell, give, or distribute synthetic cannabinoids.  Creates a new category for synthetic cannabinoids as a series of controlled substances listed in Schedule I ( 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 I, punishment for possession and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids is largely in accord with the provisions for actual marijuana. However, except where synthetic cannabinoids is specifically exempted, it will fall under provisions in the Virginia Code that refer to controlled substances. The bill has an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


01/26/2011: Merged into SB745


01/13/2011Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 11103923D
01/13/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/19/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB1373)
01/26/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB745-Herring) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)