CBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use, dispensing. (HB1251)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102110D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2018Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1251E
02/01/2018Printed as engrossed 18102110D-E
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1251E)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2018Emergency clause added
02/19/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2018Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Placed on Calendar
02/21/2018Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1251ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1251ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 246 (effective 3/9/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)