With the enactment of sections 18.2-265.1 through -265.4 of the Virginia Code, Virginia has joined a growing number of states attempting to prohibit the sale of drug paraphernalia. Virginia's new drug paraphernalia law is designed to remedy a previously existing anomaly in Virginia: possession and sale of controlled substances were criminal offenses, yet the sale of devices facilitating the use of controlled substances was permissible.
Michael J. Barbour,
Virginia's Drug Paraphernalia Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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