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Department of Forensic Science
Board
Forensic Science Board
chapter
Regulations for the Approval of Marijuana Field Tests for Detection of Marijuana Plant Material [6 VAC 40 ‑ 50]
Action:
Amendments to Permit the Approval of Alternative Field Tests and Mobile Instruments
 
General Information
Action Summary Proposed amendments are made to broaden the types of chemical field tests that may be considered and approved by the Department. Currently, the regulation only permits the Department to consider and approve Duquenois-Levine field tests. Amendments will also permit the Department to consider and approve mobile instruments as technology becomes available. Under the proposed amendments, approval of any field test, whether chemical test or mobile instrument, will require that the field test be able to identify cannabis sativa plant material and distinguish marijuana from industrial hemp.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [6809]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 1/29/2021
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9406 NOIRA Governor's office review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Amy Jenkins  / Department Counsel
Address: 700 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: amy.jenkins@dfs.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-6848    FAX: (804)786-6857    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.