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To expand the state’s medical marijuana program, the governor of Virginia approves CBD legislation bill.

In a move sure to make medical marijuana advocates happy, the governor of Virginia approves CBD legislation bill which greatly expands the state’s medical marijuana program. Gov. Ralph Northam signed House Bill 1251 (HB-1251) on Friday, March 9. The new law also allows the use of THC-A oil to treat serious medical conditions.

The Virginia House and Senate passed the bill last month before sending it to Northam for his signature. The Senate’s version passed with a unanimous vote February 5.

New Options For Doctors

Doctors could approve the cannabis remedies for any disease if the physician believes they will help the patient. The legislature passed Virginia’s original medical marijuana program in 2015.

Under that plan, only those with intractable epilepsy can use medical marijuana.

The new law authorizes drug processing companies to dispense a 30 to 90 day supply of the medicines to patients.Activists…

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