Marijuana Field Test Kits

The Duquenois-Levine field test cannot distinguish marijuana from industrial hemp. For any offense occurring on or after March 21, 2019, that involves 1) plant material packaged and labelled as a “hemp product;” or 2) a defendant that has raised the industrial hemp affirmative defense pursuant to Virginia Code § 3.2-4113, the evidence should be submitted to the laboratory. If the affirmative defense has been raised, please note it on the Request for Laboratory Examination (RFLE) so that a quantitative analysis can be performed (once the method is available).

The Duquenois-Levine field test kits for detection of Marijuana under § 19.2-188.1(B) that have been evaluated and approved by the Department of Forensic Science are accessible in the links below. Please note that the most recent version of the Virginia Register of Regulations will provide the most up-to-date list of approved field test kits.

Kit Order Site – Click here to order Marijuana Field Test Kits for your Agency.  Please contact Ellen Spain with questions.

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