By Anthony Martinelli

Legislation legalizing the production and distribution of CBD and THC-A oil has been signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Senate Bill 1027 was signed into law by Governor McAuliffe on Thursday. His signatures comes after a unanimous vote in the state’s Senate and House of Representatives (137 to 0).

Senate Bill 1027 “Authorizes a pharmaceutical processor, after obtaining a permit from the Board of Pharmacy (the Board) and under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, to manufacture and provide cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil to be used for the treatment of intractable epilepsy.” The measure is an expension of a law passed in 2014 that legalized the medical use of CBD and THC-A oil, but without authorizing a legal means of obtaining it.

Under Virginia law CBD oil is described as having at least 15% cannabinoids and no more than 5% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinol acid) oil is described as having at least 15% THC-A and no more than 5% THC.

The full text of Senate Bill 1027 can be found by clicking here.

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