CBD oil and THC-A oil; certification for use, dispensing. (SB726)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patrons Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


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 incorporates SB 597, SB 788, and SB 795 and is identical to HB 1251. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102119D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB726)
01/25/2018Committee substitute printed 18105744D-S1
01/25/2018Incorporates SB795 (Dunnavant)
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18106272D-S2
01/29/2018Incorporates SB795 (Dunnavant)
01/29/2018Incorporates SB597 (Vogel)
01/29/2018Incorporates SB788 (Marsden)
01/29/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2018Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105714D-S1
02/02/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105744D-S1
02/02/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106272D-S2
02/02/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB726S2
02/05/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB726S2)
02/05/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Taken up out of order pursuant to House Rule 52 (96-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2018Emergency clause added
02/28/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/28/2018Passed House with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB726ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from VDH (SB726ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 809 (effective 4/9/18)
04/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)