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FAIRFAX, VA. (WUSA9) – The Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would legalize medical cannabidiol oil on Friday.
“It feels great. I was really truly not expecting unanimous,” Beth Collins said.
Collins was surprised to see 98 yes’s and zero no’s for HB 1251.
The legislation would allow doctors in Virginia to prescribe a form of medical marijuana for people living with any condition or disease.
It is called cannabidiol or THC-A.
The oil contains extracts from marijuana that can help with pain and even help fight some cancer cells.
It has been a long, four-year journey for Collins and her family.
Her daughter, Jennifer, is living with epilepsy and suffered severe seizures.
She tried all types of medication that either did not work or caused major side effects.
“Rages, depression, suicidal thoughts,” Collins explained.
Things got so bad