THC-A oil; dispensing, tetrahydrocannabinol levels. (SB330)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


CBD and THC-A oil. Adds cannabidiol oil (CBD oil) or THC-A oil to the list of covered substances the dispensing of which must be reported to the Prescription Monitoring Program. The bill requires a practitioner, prior to issuing a written certification for CBD oil or THC-A oil to a patient, to request information from the Director of the Department of Health Professions for the purpose of determining what other covered substances have been dispensed to the patient. The bill requires the Board of Pharmacy to (i) promulgate regulations that include a process for registering CBD oil and THC-A oil products and (ii) require an applicant for a pharmaceutical processor permit to submit to fingerprinting and provide personal descriptive information to be forwarded through the Central Criminal Records Exchange to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a criminal history record search. The bill requires a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, prior to the initial dispensing of each written certification, to (a) make and maintain for two years a paper or electronic copy of the written certification that provides an exact image of the document that is clearly legible; (b) view a current photo identification of the patient, parent, or legal guardian; and (c) verify current board registration of the practitioner and the corresponding patient, parent, or legal guardian. The bill requires that, prior to any subsequent dispensing of each written certification, the pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or delivery agent view the current written certification; a current photo identification of the patient, parent, or legal guardian; and the current board registration issued to the patient, parent, or legal guardian. Finally, the bill requires a pharmaceutical processor to ensure that the percentage of tetrahydrocannabinol in any THC-A oil on site is within 10 percent of the level of tetrahydrocannabinol measured for labeling and to establish a stability testing schedule of THC-A oil. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103139D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Read second time
01/15/2018Passed by for the day
01/16/2018Read second time
01/16/2018Reading of amendment waived
01/16/2018Committee amendment rejected
01/16/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/16/2018Floor substitute printed 18105163D-S1 (Dunnavant)
01/16/2018Substitute by Senator Dunnavant agreed to 18105163D-S1
01/16/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB330S1
01/17/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB330S1)
02/16/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Committee substitute printed 18107733D-H1
02/28/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB330H1)
03/01/2018Read second time
03/02/2018Read third time
03/02/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107733D-H1
03/02/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB330H1
03/02/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Emergency clause added
03/05/2018Title replaced 18107733D-H1
03/07/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB330ER)
03/07/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB330ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 567 (effective 3/30/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0567)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 38 seconds.