Virginia Lawmakers File Marijuana Decriminalization Bills

Virginia Lawmakers File Marijuana Decriminalization Bills

RICHMOND, VA — Senator Adam Ebbin has reintroduced legislation to decriminalize marijuana possession offenses.

Senate Bill 104 eliminates criminal penalties for marijuana possession offenses, replacing them with civil fine-only penalties — no arrest and no criminal record.

Decriminalization legislation is also pending in the House of Delegates. House Bill 997, introduced by Delegate Mark Levine and House Bill 1074, introduced by Delegate Steve Heretick, both seek to decriminalize the simple possession of marijuana.

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