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Legal to smoke in public?

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by jwf, Nov 8, 2023.

  1. jwf

    jwf Well-Known Member

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    I was just at the dry cleaners in the ice rink plaza. There were 3 guys smoking marijuana in the parking lot, stinking up the entire plaza.

    I hope this isn't a sign of things to come in Ashburn.
     
  2. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    no, it is not legal to smoke it in public

    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode...ffering to another, in,or in any public place.

    also a quick summary from a legal firm in Alexandria

    https://www.oldtownlawyers.com/new-pot-laws-in-virginia-the-dos-and-donts/

    Is It Legal To Smoke Pot In Public In Virginia?
    The use of marijuana in public is also illegal and can qualify as a Class 4 misdemeanor. While this is the lowest level criminal offense in the state, fines can reach up to $250.

    Wade emphasizes the importance of using marijuana in private. While a car may seem like a private place, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle can lead to legal issues. Drivers should ensure that marijuana is not within reach of the driver or any passengers. According to Wade, traveling with marijuana in your trunk is your best bet for avoiding a potential charge.
     
  3. jwf

    jwf Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the information. I hope Ashburn doesn't turn into DC. It just stinks so bad.
     

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