Virginia: Marijuana Arrests Decline Year-Over-Year
JUNE 1, 2020
The total number of marijuana-related marijuana arrests declined more than eight percent from 2018 to 2019, according to annual data compiled by the Virginia State Police. State law enforcement officials recorded 26,470 arrests for marijuana violations in 2019, down from 28,866 in 2018. Under state law first-time possession offenders face up to 30 days in jail and a criminal record. Between 2016 and 2018, marijuana-related arrests rose 25 percent in the state.