Lawmakers to consider tougher penalties for large possession of pot

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Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 3:59 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Lawmakers will take up Gov. Glenn Youngin’s bill amendments in two weeks, including a bill about marijuana possession.

The amendment would have a stricter penalty for people caught possessing more than two ounces of marijuana.

State law only allows pot users to possess less than an ounce, but possessing between an ounce and a pound only results in a $25.

Lawmakers reconvene on April 27.

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