Virginia passes bill permitting medical use of cannabis oil

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THCVirginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Feb. 26 signed a legislative measure (HB 1445) permitting use of cannabis oils for patients suffering from severe forms of epilepsy. The bill permits the use of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THC-A) oils, providing an affirmative defense to charges of possession for those suffering from intractable epilepsy, as long as they have first obtained written permission from a doctor to use the oils. The bill does not permit the cultivation of cannabis plants or establishment of dispensaries, leaving questions as to how patients may obtain the cannabis derivatives. McAuliffe did say he is open to a wider medical marijuana program in the state. (Jurist, Feb. 28; Martinsville Daily, Feb. 27).

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Virginia decriminalizes

Global Ganja Report's picture Virginia's Gov. Ralph Northam signed into law a bill that will replace criminal charges for personal marijuana possession with a $25 civil penalty. Before the bill's passage, marijuana possession was a misdemeanor that carried up to a $500 fine. Virginia is one of 16 states where marijuana has only been decriminalized, while 11 states and Washington DC have made weed legal. (, )
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