Marijuana; allowing access to, purchase for, or provision to minors, penalties. (HB361)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Allowing access to, purchase for, or provision of marijuana to minors; penalties. Clarifies that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who cultivates marijuana plants for personal use to recklessly allow unauthorized access to such marijuana plants by a person younger than 21 years of age. The bill provides that any person who purchases marijuana or marijuana products for, or otherwise gives, provides, or assists in the provision of marijuana or marijuana products to, another person when he knows or has reason to know that such person is younger than 21 years of age, except by any federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer when possession of marijuana or marijuana products is necessary in the performance of his duties, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also removes marijuana from the types of drugs for which distribution to a person under the age of 18 is a felony punishable by a period not less than 10 nor more than 50 years, and a fine not more than $100,000 with the possibility of mandatory minimum sentences. Such provisions shall not become effective if the corresponding provisions of Chapters 550 and 551 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I, are reenacted by the 2022 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101133D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB361)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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