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.”
The full text of Senate Bill 1027 can be found by clicking here.
Governor McAuliffe is also expected to soon sign Senate Bill 1091 into law, which would end the automatic suspension of a person’s driver’s license for possessing marijuana.