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Bill to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalty and Allow Marijuana Exungements Passed by Virginia Subcommittee

A House of Representatives Subcommittee in Virginia has passed legislation that would reduce the penalty for first time marijuana possession charges. The proposal – Senate Bill 954 – would reduce “the penalties for possession of marijuana to a fine of not more than $500”, and would allow for such charges to be expunged (removed) from criminal …

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

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

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Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalty, Allow Marijuana Expungements

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Legislation that would reduce the penalty for, and allow for the expungement of, first time marijuana possession charges has been passed by Virginia’s full Senate. The Senate voted 38 to 2 today to pass Senate Bill 954, which was filed by Senator Tommy Norment (R). The measure “Reduces the penalties for possession of marijuana to a fine of …

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Virginia Subcommittee Unanimously Passes Bill to Allow Anyone to Grow and Sale Hemp Without a License

A Virginia House subcommittee passed a bill Wednesday that would allow anyone to grow and distribute hemp without being required to first receive a license from the state. A subcommittee of the House Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology Committee voted 8 to 0 to pass House Bill 532, which was filed by Delegate Nicholas Freitas (D). Under …

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Virginia: New Bipartisan Bill Would Decriminalize Marijuana Possession, Reduce Penalty for Distribution

A bipartisan group of state legislators in Virginia have filed a measure that would decriminalize marijuana possession, and reduce the penalty for distributing up to half a pound. According to its official summary, House Bill 1063 “Decriminalizes marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty of no more than $250 for a first violation and $1,000 for …

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Virginia Senate Majority Leader Working on Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

One of Virginia’s top lawmakers is currently working on legislation that would decriminalize marijuana throughout the state. Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment, a Republican, says he’s in the process of drafting a bill that would remove the possibility of jail time for those caught possessing marijuana. The measure is likely to effect those caught possessing …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Virginia Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Legalize Distribution of Medical Cannabis Oil

Last year Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffer signed legislation into law that legalized the possession and use of cannabis extracts that has at least at least 15% CBD (cannabidiol), and no more than 5% THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) or THCA (tetrahydrocannabinol acid), for those with epilepsy. However, the new law doesn’t allow for the production or distribution of …

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