VA HB1251 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Passed on March 9 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-03-09 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


CBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use; dispensing. Provides that a practitioner may issue a written certification for the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil or THC-A oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the practitioner to benefit from such use. Under current law, a practitioner may only issue such certification for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of intractable epilepsy. The bill increases the supply of CBD oil or THC-A oil a pharmaceutical processor may dispense from a 30-day supply to a 90-day supply. The bill reduces the minimum amount of cannabidiol or tetrahydrocannabinol acid per milliliter for a dilution of the Cannabis plant to fall under the definition of CBD oil or THC-A oil, respectively. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care. The bill contains an emergency clause. This bill is identical to SB 726.

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CBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use, dispensing.


Roll Calls

2018-02-21 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (Y: 99 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-19 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-16 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-15 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-02 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (Y: 98 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-29 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N) (Y: 18 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-24 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-03-09 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)
2018-03-09 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 246 (effective 3/9/18)
2018-03-02 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
2018-03-02HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
2018-02-28SenateSigned by President
2018-02-26HouseSigned by Speaker
2018-02-26HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1251ER)
2018-02-21HouseVOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N)
2018-02-21HouseSenate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
2018-02-21HousePlaced on Calendar
2018-02-19SenatePassed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-19SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended
2018-02-19SenateEmergency clause added
2018-02-19SenateCommittee amendment agreed to
2018-02-19SenateReading of amendment waived
2018-02-19SenateRead third time
2018-02-16SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2018-02-15SenateReported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
2018-02-05SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2018-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2018-02-02HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
2018-02-02HouseRead third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
2018-02-01HousePrinted as engrossed 18102110D-E
2018-02-01HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB1251E
2018-02-01HouseCommittee amendments agreed to
2018-02-01HouseRead second time
2018-01-31HouseRead first time
2018-01-29HouseReported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N)
2018-01-24HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
2018-01-23HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2018-01-18HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-01-18HouseReferred from Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
2018-01-10HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2018-01-10HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102110D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182250.1(n/a)See Bill Text
5413408.3(n/a)See Bill Text
5413442.5(n/a)See Bill Text
5413442.7(n/a)See Bill Text

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