Marijuana, synthetic; penalties for possession, intent to sell, distribute, etc. (SB926)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)

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 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 marijuana is largely in accord with the provisions for actual marijuana. However, except where synthetic marijuana is specifically exempted, it will fall under provisions in the Virginia Code that refer to controlled substances. Amends § 18.2-248.01, § 18.2-248.1:1, § 18.2-255, § 18.2-255.2, § 18.2-308.4, § 54.1-3446, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/26/2011: Merged into SB745

History

DateAction
01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100977D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2011Impact statement from (SB926)
01/12/2011Impact statement from VCSC (SB926)
01/12/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2011Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB745-Herring) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)