Pharmacy, Board of; cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol oil, regulation of pharmaceutical. (SB1557)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Pharmacy; cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol oil; regulation of pharmaceutical processors. Alters the definitions of cannabidiol oil and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-A) oil to remove the five percent cap on the concentration of THC permitted to be contained in each oil. The bill allows licensed physician assistants and licensed nurse practitioners to issue a written certification for use of cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil. The bill requires the Board to promulgate regulations establishing dosage limitations, which shall require that each dispensed dose of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil not exceed 10 milligrams and each dispensed package of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil not exceed 100 milligrams. The bill removes the requirement that a licensed pharmacist provide on-premises supervision of pharmaceutical processors and clarifies who may be employed by pharmaceutical processors and the regulations governing such employees. Read the Bill »


01/18/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102904D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health’s Health Licensing subcommittee on 01/22/2019. It meets on Thursday, 1/2 hour after adjournment 3rd Floor East.

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