Written by attorney Thomas Judson Wright V |


In historical fashion, the Virginia General Assembly passed multiple bills regarding the decriminalization of marijuana. With Monday, April 20, 2020, being commonly referred (not to be confused with “reefered”) to as National Weed Day, it is important to know what the changes in the law are.

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These are significant changes to the law in Virginia. It cannot be stressed enough that marijuana possession and use is not legal in the Commonwealth. As such, the changes in the law will not prevent an individual from being stopped for using marijuana and will not prevent additional charges for other violations of the law that may result from a subsequent search. In the event you are charged with the civil violation of possession of marijuana, or any criminal charge, it is always best to consult with an attorney.

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