Cannabis oil; processing and dispensing by pharmaceutical processors. (HB1988)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Pharmacy; pharmaceutical processors; processing and dispensing cannabis oil. Effects numerous changes to the processing and dispensing of cannabis oil by pharmaceutical processors in the Commonwealth. The bill defines the term "designated caregiver facility" and allows any staff member or employee of a designated caregiver facility to assist with the possession, acquisition, delivery, transfer, transportation, and administration of cannabis oil for any patients residing in the designated caregiver facility. The bill allows written certifications for use of cannabis oil to include an electronic practitioner signature. The bill removes the requirement that a cannabis dispensing facility undergo quarterly inspections and instead requires that inspections occur no more than once annually and allows pharmaceutical processors to remediate cannabis oil that fails any quality testing standard. The bill requires pharmaceutical processors to maintain evidence of criminal background checks for all employees and delivery agents of the pharmaceutical processor. The bill directs the Board of Pharmacy to promulgate regulations implementing the provisions of the bill and regulations creating reasonable restrictions on advertising and promotion by pharmaceutical processors by July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101833D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions

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