WELCOME

Take a look around to find resources in the area and online that will hopefully help you on your journey. 

Did you Know?

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35.2% of 12th Graders surveyed report using Marijuana in the past year

Safe or Not?

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Click on Images to Find Out...

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Do You Know the Signs?

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Commonly Used Substances

What can I do to help prevent my child from experimenting with drugs?

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I suspect my child is using drugs...Now What?

I have proof my child is using drugs...What should I do?

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What are the long term side effects of drug use?

AS OF JULY 1, 2021 Marijuana is legal in the state of virginia....

...But This is What You Need to Know...

Legal:

  • Adults 21 years and older may possess not more than one ounce of cannabis for personal use.

  • Generally, adults 21 years and older may use marijuana in private residences. However, nothing prohibits the owner of a private residence from restricting the use of marijuana on its premises.

  • Adults 21 and over may grow up to four plants per household (not per person), according to specified requirements (see “Home Cultivation” below).

  • “Adult sharing” or transferring one ounce or less of marijuana between persons who are 21 years or older without remuneration is legal. "Adult sharing" does not include instances in which (i) marijuana is given away contemporaneously with another reciprocal transaction between the same parties; (ii) a gift of marijuana is offered or advertised in conjunction with an offer for the sale of goods or services; or (iii) a gift of marijuana is contingent upon a separate reciprocal transaction for goods or services.

Illegal:

  • It remains illegal for anyone to possess more than one ounce of marijuana. Individuals found guilty of possessing more than one ounce, but not more than one pound of marijuana are subject to a civil penalty of not more than $25. Individuals found guilty of possessing more than one pound are subject to a felony.

  • It remains illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume, purchase, or possess marijuana, or to attempt to consume, purchase or possess any amount of marijuana.

  • It remains illegal to distribute or sell marijuana, and/or to possess any amount of marijuana with the intent to distribute or sell it. This prohibition applies equally to businesses, which will not be permitted to sell, “gift,” or in any other way distribute marijuana. For more information on how to obtain a license to sell marijuana in the future, see Adult-Use Cannabis Commercial Sales .

  • Existing safety measures remain in place, including prohibiting use of marijuana while driving a motor vehicle or while being a passenger in a motor vehicle being driven; possessing marijuana on school grounds, while operating a school bus, in a motor vehicle transporting passengers for hire, or in a commercial vehicle.

  • It remains illegal to consume marijuana or offer marijuana to another person in any public place.

What became legal on July 1, 2021?

HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES

COUNSELING

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Looking for Counseling Services in our area?

Support Groups? 

RECREATIONAL

ACTIVITIES

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Looking for fun activities to burn energy and release stress ? Want to learn a new skill? Pick up a new hobby?

EDUCATION, MENTORING, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Looking for ways to expand on the normal school curriculum? STEM classes? Early College? A part-time job after school or for the summer? 

RESOURCES

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Looking for additional information. Take a look here.