VIRGINIA

CBD Oil Only (2015)

Current Status

February of 2015 marked the signing of HB 1445, extending some legal protections to patients using CBD or THCA extracts. This law protects patients using those specific medicines from prosecution but not arrest.

In February of 2015 Gov. McAuliffe signed into law HB1445/SB1235 which extended an affirmative legal defense to patients who use cannabidiol (“CBD”) or THC acid (“THC-A”) extracts with the written certification of a doctor.

Medical Marijuana

Cultivation

Manufacturing/Processing

At the end of 2016, SB 1027 allowed for in-state production of high CBD or THC-A extracts

Testing

Distribution/Dispensaries

HB 1445 failed to develop any kind of cultivation, production or distribution system thereby forcing Virginians to travel to another state that extends medical access to non-residents. Those legal protections do not extend to preventing arrest and only apply to (i) CBD that is at least 15% CBD and no more than 5% THC; or (ii) THC-A oil that is at least 15% THC-A and not more than  5% THC.

February of 2015 marked the signing of HB 1445, extending some legal protections to patients using CBD or THCA extracts.

Important Cannabis Laws

HB 1445/SB1235 (2015) – extended an affirmative legal defense to patients who use cannabidiol or THC acid extracts with the written certification of a doctor

SB 701 (2016) – establishes regulations governing the in-state production of therapeutic oils high in CBD or THC-A to be used for the treatment of intractable epilepsy

SB 1027 (2017) – authorizes a pharmaceutical processor to manufacture and provide cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil to be used for the treatment of intractable epilepsy.