Virginia Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Allow Medical Use of CBD and THC-A Oil

A proposal to allow for the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil and tetrahydrocannabinol-acid (THC-A) oil for any medical condition deemed appropriate by a practitioner has been passed unanimously by Virginia’s Senate.

photosource420magazineHouse Bill 1251 was approved today 40 to 0 by Virginia’s Senate, a little over two weeks it was passed 98 to 0 by the state’s House of Representatives.

According to its official summary, the measure; “Provides that a practitioner may issue a written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the practitioner to benefit from such use.” Under current law, “a practitioner may only issue such certification for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of intractable epilepsy.” The bill also “increases the supply of CBD oil or THC-A oil a pharmaceutical processor may dispense from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply”, and “reduces the minimum amount of cannabidiol or tetrahydrocannabinol acid per milliliter for a dilution of the Cannabis plant to fall under the definition of CBD oil or THC-A oil, respectively.”

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Indiana House Votes Unanimously (93 to 0) to Legalize CBD Oil

Indiana’s House of Representatives has voted unanimously to approve legislation that would legalize cannabidiol (CBD) oil.

cbd2Indiana’s House approved House Bill 1214 with a unanimous 93 to 0 vote. The measure now moves to the state’s Senate, where a similar measure was recently passed by its initial committee. If passed by the Senate, the proposal would be sent to Governor Eric Holcomb for final consideration.

House Bill 1214 “Specifies that the definition of “industrial hemp” includes the resins of the Cannabis sativa plant. Defines “CBD oil” as a product that contains: (1) not more than 0.3% THC; (2) at least 5% cannabidiol; and (3) no other controlled substances. Legalizes CBD oil”, and “Repeals superseded provisions relating to cannabidiol registration.”

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Indiana: Legislation to Legalize CBD Oil Approved by House Committee

A House committee in Indiana has voted to approve a bill that legalizes cannabdiol (CBD) oil.

The vote on House Bill 1214 comes just a couple days after a Senate committee approved a similar measureHouse Bill 1214 was given approval by the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code in a unanimous 9 to 0 vote (with four committee members absent).

The approved bill “Specifies that the definition of “industrial hemp” includes the resins of the Cannabis sativa plant. Defines “CBD oil” as a product that contains: (1) not more than 0.3% THC; (2) at least 5% cannabidiol; and (3) no other controlled substances. Legalizes CBD oil”, and “Repeals superseded provisions relating to cannabidiol registration.”

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Lucky’s Market Becomes First Nationwide Grocery Store to Sale CBD Oil

Lucky’s Market has become the first nationwide grocery store to openly sale CBD oil in its stores.

Lucky’s Market – backed by Kroger – has roughly two dozen stores open throughout the United States, including in Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Wyoming. What makes Lucky’s Markets willingness to sell CBD oil so unique is that the DEA recently clarified that CBD is federally illegal, even when devoid of any THC.

“As the scientific literature indicates, cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinol (CBN) and cannabidiol (CBD), are found in the parts of the cannabis plant that fall within the CSA definition of marijuana, such as the flowering tops, resin, and leaves”, states the DEA’s Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract.

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Virginia Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Pharmacy Distribution of CBD and THC-A Oil

Legislation legalizing the production and distribution of CBD and THC-A oil has been signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Senate Bill 1027 was signed into law by Governor McAuliffe on Thursday. His signatures comes after a unanimous vote in the state’s Senate and House of Representatives (137 to 0).

Senate Bill 1027 “Authorizes a pharmaceutical processor, after obtaining a permit from the Board of Pharmacy (the Board) and under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, to manufacture and provide cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil to be used for the treatment of intractable epilepsy.” The measure is an expension of a law passed in 2014 that legalized the medical use of CBD and THC-A oil, but without authorizing a legal means of obtaining it.

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Virginia Governor Expected to Sign Bill Legalizing Distribution of Medical CBD and THC-A Oil

A bill to legalize the production and distribution of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THC-A) oil for medical purposes is expected to be signed into law by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Senate Bill 1027 was passed by the state’s House of Representatives with a unanimous 99 to 0 vote, and was approved by the Senate with a unanimous 38 to 0 vote.  According to reports, Governor McAuliffe is expected to soon sign the measure into law (his deadline to do so is March 27th).

Under current Virginia law, the possession and use of CBD and THC-A oil is legal for medical use for those with epilepsy, but there’s no legal means of accessing the medicine. Senate Bill 1027 “Authorizes a pharmaceutical processor, after obtaining a permit from the Board of Pharmacy (the Board) and under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, to manufacture and provide cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil to be used for the treatment of intractable epilepsy.”

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Virginia Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Use and Distribution of CBD and THC-A Oil

Virginia’s full legislature has given approval to legislation allowing for the production and distribution of medical oil made from cannabidiol (CBD) or THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinol acid).

Under current Virginia law, oil made from CBD or THCA (both compounds found in cannabis) is legal to possess and use for medical purposes, but only for those with intractable epilepsy. There also isn’t a safe, legal means for patients to access the oil.

The newly-approved measure would greatly expand the list of conditions that makes someone eligible to use these medicines to include HIV/AIDS, cancer, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and several others. The proposal also allows pharmacies to manufacture and distribute the medicines to qualified patients (those with a qualifying condition who receive a recommendation from a physician and register with the state).

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Study: CBD Oil ‘Highly Promising’ as Treatment for Pediatric Epilepsy

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

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The administration of cannabis oil extracts high in cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency in children with intractable epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Seizure.

Israeli researchers retrospectively evaluated the effects of CBD oil in a multicenter cohort of 74 patients with intractable epilepsy. Participants in the trial were resistant to conventional epilepsy treatment and were treated with CBD extracts for a period of at least three months. Extracts in the study were provided by a pair of Israeli-licensed growers and were standardized to possess a CBD to THC ratio of 20 to 1.

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Kansas Senate Committee Votes to Lower Cannabis Penalties, Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

kansasKansas’ Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee has given approval today to two cannabis-related bills. One of the proposals would legalize the possession and use of low-THC cannabis oil for medical use, and the other would lower the penalties associated with someone’s first and second cannabis possession offense.

The proposal reduces the charge for first-time cannabis possession to a class B misdemeanor, down from a class A misdemeanor. This reduces the maximum sentence to 6 months, rather than a full year. A person’s second cannabis possession offense would be reduced to a class A misdemeanor, whereas it’s currently a felony.

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Industrial Hemp CBD VS. Medical Marijuana CBD

By Discover CBD

cbdWe have all seen the recent news articles showcasing CBD oil and many of us would like to get involved… but where do you start?  In the event you didn’t already know, there are two sources for CBD oil and other CBD/Cannabidiol products: 1.)  Hemp CBD products made from industrial hemp and 2.) Medical marijuana CBD products derived from medical marijuana.  One is available widely online from sites like DiscoverCBD.com and the other is available at medical marijuana dispensaries across the US in states where medical marijuana is legal.

We recognized the need for an article focused on providing the cannabidiol buyer with an objective, unbiased look at buying cannabidiol in today’s market.  If you find yourself asking the question which is better, CBD oil from hemp or CBD oil from medical marijuana, this is a must read for you.

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