Published September 22, 2017
In this week’s FAQ Friday, Rebecca Wade, partner at Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner, discusses how Virginia federal laws for possession of marijuana differ from state laws. She explains that if an individual is caught with possession of marijuana while on federal property, it is considered a federal charge. Under federal law, one does not lose their license for possession of marijuana. However, under state law, license suspension is a possibility. If a person’s license is suspended, it is possible to get a restricted license to go to work, doctors appointments, meetings with a probation officer, church or school.