VA HB1513 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 4 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-02-07 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Possession or distribution of psilocybin for certain medical purposes permitted; penalty. Allows possession of psilocybin pursuant to a valid prescription or order issued by a health care practitioner in the course of his professional practice for treatment of refractory depression or post-traumatic stress disorder or to ameliorate end-of-life anxiety. The bill prohibits prosecution of health care practitioners or pharmacists for dispensing or distributing psilocybin for such purposes. The bill makes possession of psilocybin without a valid prescription a Class 2 misdemeanor punishable by no longer than 30 days in jail and no more than a $500 fine, either or both. The bill makes a second or subsequent offense a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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Psilocybin; possession or distribution for certain medical purposes permitted, penalty.


Roll Calls

2023-01-18 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-02-07HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2023-01-18HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
2023-01-17HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2023-01-04HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2023-01-04HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101934D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
182250(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.5(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments