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Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana Oil Goes to Governor

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Jes Bossems, director of the Jefferson Area National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Jes Bossems, director of the Jefferson Area National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -

Virginia lawmakers are paving the way for the production and distribution of medical marijuana oils. 

Senate Bill 701 passed in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly. The bill allows for the eventual production and distribution of cannabis oils, which supporters say can ease conditions for people with severe epilepsy.

The bill now goes to Governor Terry McAuliffe’s desk for his signature.

“Law makers have become more open minded and enlightened that it reduces seizures and can make day to day life easier for those who suffer. It is truly a landmark victory in advancing policy reform,” said Jes Bossems, director of the Jefferson Area National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Before the bill could go into effect, the Board of Medicine will work to develop specific regulations. Those recommendations will then go back through the General Assembly.

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