In this June 17, 2015, file photo, marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn. Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period. A spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration told The Associated Press that the agency had received no applications to grow and distribute medical marijuana as of Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.(Photo: Jim Mone/AP)
RICHMOND – Today the Virginia Senate voted unanimously to pass the Joint Commission on Health Care bill SB 726, which will let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease.
This comes on the heels of Friday’s unanimous passing of the companion bill, HB 1251, in the Virginia House of Delegates.
“I finally decided that I needed to advocate for the physicians being the decision makers,” said Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, the chief patron of the Senate bill. “We, physicians, are the ones that follow the literature and know which