Cannabinoids, research chemicals, synthetic; penalties. (HB1843)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Synthetic cannabinoids; research chemicals; penalties. Amends provisions added to the Code in previous years regarding the criminalization of synthetic cannabinoids and chemicals known as "research chemicals" (previously referred to as "bath salts") to add newly identified chemical compounds and structural classes. In addition to adding new chemical compounds as synthetic cannabinoids, the bill adds newly identified structural classes of synthetic cannabinoids so that new chemical compounds that fit within the structural class will nevertheless be considered synthetic cannabinoids without the precise chemical compound having to be added to the Code. Read the Bill »


01/25/2013: Merged into HB1941


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103223D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1843)
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1843)
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/25/2013Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1941-Garrett)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1941.