Possession / Sale / Medical Use / Cultivation

Virginia Marijuana Lawyer/ Fairfax Cannabis Attorney

Fairfax Virginia Criminal Lawyer/DWI Attorney
Defending marijuana, all other drugs, felony and misdemeanor cases since 1991

Fairfax criminal lawyer/ marijuana attorney

Marijuana defense is Virginia criminal lawyer Jon Katz’s most frequent area of drug defense, running from charges of simple possession of pot/cannabis to sales and pot cultivation.

Jon has prepared and presented medical cannabis defenses several times to avoid felony convictions and to obtain other beneficial results, and in that effort often has worked with cannabis cultivation expert Christopher Conrad and medical cannabis expert David Bearman, M.D., including for seizures of dozens of cannabis plants.

Jon also has worked with smell expert Richard Doty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Smell and Taste Center to counter police claims of smelling unburnt pot.

As the nation’s laws become more humane and just for medical marijuana and possession of small amounts of pot, Virginia lags behind. Jon strongly believes in the legalization of weed and in spiritedly defending against all pot prosecutions.



Va. Code § 18.2-250.1– Criminalizing pot possession

Va. Code § 18.2-248.1 – Pot penalties beyond mere possession

Virginia’s statutes criminalizing drug paraphernalia