Virginia governor signs bill permitting medical use of marijuana oil

[JURIST] Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe [official website] on Thursday signed a legislative measure [HB 1445] aimed at permitting use of medical marijuana oils for individuals suffering from severe forms of epilepsy. The bill permits the use of cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THC-A) oils by 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 marijuana plants nor the establishment of dispensaries, leaving questions as to how patients may come into possession of the marijuana derivatives. CBD has been found to be effective at fighting symptoms of epilepsy, as well as preventing metastasis of and even killing some cancer cells [science journal reports]. THC-A has been linked to benefits such as effective reduction of...

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