RICHMOND, Va. – Governor Ralph Northam signed a major piece of medical marijuana legislation on Friday.
Northam’s signature is a step in the process to legalize the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil or THC-A oil for the treatment to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the practitioner to benefit from such use in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia Senate and House both passed House Bill 1251 in late February, hitting the desk of Northam’s earlier this week for approval.
According to Virginia’s Legislative Information System, under current law, a practitioner may only issue such certification for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of intractable epilepsy.
With this bill, the supply of CBD oil or THC-A oil can be dispensed by a pharmaceutical processor from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply in the Commonwealth of Virginia.