Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Board
Regulations for the Approval of Marijuana Field Tests for Detection of Marijuana Plant Material [6 VAC 40 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description These new regulations establish the process of approval, approval authority, criteria for approval, notification methods, fee assessment, and publication procedures associated with marijuana field tests or marijuana field test kits submitted by manufacturers to the Department.
State Authority 9.1-1110 and 19.2-188.1 (B)
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered
Meetings See all meetings (3) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Amy Jenkins  / Department Counsel
Address: 700 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-6848    FAX: (804)786-6857    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Permit the Approval of Alternative Field Tests and Mobile Instruments Final Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amendments to Evaluation Process Verbiage and Clarification of Resubmission Procedure Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/27/2014.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
5/25/2021 Agency Completed Amend
5/30/2017 Agency Completed Retain As Is
7/18/2012 Agency Completed Amend