Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; Crohn's disease. (HB1637)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; Crohn's disease. Provides an affirmative defense in a prosecution for the possession of marijuana if the marijuana is in the form of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil possessed pursuant to a valid written certification issued by a practitioner of medicine or osteopathy licensed by the Board of Medicine for purposes of treating Crohn's disease or alleviating such patient's symptoms. The bill provides that a practitioner shall not be prosecuted for distribution of marijuana for the treatment of or for alleviating the symptoms of Crohn's disease. Amends § 18.2-250.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/04/2017Committee
01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101991D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/17/2017Impact statement from VDH (HB1637)
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/01/2017Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (5-Y 5-N)
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice