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Criminal – Marijuana Possession – Drug Quantity – Stems & Seeds (access required)

Defendant claims the prosecution failed to prove the marijuana he had, without counting the mature stalk and sterilized seeds, did not weigh more than one-half ounce, but the Court of Appeals upholds his conviction of possession of a quantity in excess of one-half ounce under Va. Code § 18.2-248.1. Relying on Hill v. Commonwealth, 17 Va. ...