Cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; registered agents and pharmaceutical processors. (SB1719)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; registered agents and pharmaceutical processors. Authorizes a patient or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult, such patient's parent or legal guardian to designate an individual to act as his registered agent for the purposes of receiving cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil pursuant to a valid written certification. Such designated individual is required register with the Board of Pharmacy (Board). The bill authorizes the Board to set a limit on the number patients for whom any individual is authorized to act as a registered agent. The bill authorizes a pharmaceutical processor to dispense cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil to such registered agent and provides such registered agent an affirmative defense for possession of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. The bill authorizes a pharmaceutical processor, in addition to other employees authorized by the Board, to employ individuals (i) to perform cultivation-related duties under the supervision of an individual who has received a degree in horticulture or a certification recognized by the Board or who has at least two years of experience cultivating plants and (ii) to perform extraction-related duties under the supervision of an individual who has a degree in chemistry or pharmacology or at least two years of experience extracting chemicals from plants. The bill directs the Board to promulgate regulations regarding the wholesale distribution of and transfer of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil between pharmaceutical processors and removes a requirement that a pharmaceutical processor only dispense cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil cultivated and produced on-site. The bill provides that a pharmaceutical processor may begin cultivation upon being issued a permit by the Board. The bill provides that the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol in any THC-A oil on site at a pharmaceutical processor may be up to 10 percent greater than or less than the level of tetrahydrocannabinol measured for labeling. Finally, the bill requires the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill within 280 days of its enactment. Amends § 18.2-250.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/24/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee

History

DateAction
01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103906D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health with amendments (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/28/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1719E
01/28/2019Printed as engrossed 19103906D-E
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1719E)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/06/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/07/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/12/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Enrolled
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1719ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1719ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 690 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0690)

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