Marijuana; manufacture or possession, accommodation to another individual, penalty. (SB831)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Manufacture of marijuana; accommodation; penalty. Provides that a person who proves that he manufactured marijuana or possessed marijuana with the intent to manufacture marijuana only as an accommodation to another individual who is not an inmate in a correctional facility, and without the intent to profit from such manufacture or possession with the intent to manufacture or to induce the recipient or intended recipient of the marijuana to use or become dependent upon marijuana, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, manufacturing marijuana or possessing marijuana with the intent to manufacture marijuana is a felony punishable by imprisonment of five to 30 years regardless of the person's intent. Read the Bill »


11/15/2016: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


11/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100486D
11/15/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB831)
01/23/2017Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)