Decriminalize: Issue a fine for possessing a small amount of marijuana

Under current Virginia law, the possession of one-half ounce of cannabis or less is classified as a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment issued a request to “undertake a study examining a future change to the Code of Virginia regarding criminal penalties related to the possession of small amounts of marijuana.” The commission’s findings will be presented on October 5.

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