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Va. Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Virginia Senate voted Thursday to allow patients with severe epilepsy to use marijuana oils to treat control their seizures.

The relatively fast-moving legislation came at the urging of parents who say the only medicine that truly helps their children comes from the otherwise illegal cannabis plant.

Senate Bill 1235 won final approval from the Senate Thursday and crossed over to the House of Delegates, where it has support from Speaker of the House William Howell and a number of other key members.

A similar bill has already cleared committee in the House, and Gov. Terry McAuliffe has indicated his support.

That all amounts to a likely win for advocates. The bill also carries an emergency clause so families won’t have to wait until July or January for the change to take effect, as with normal bills. [Read More at the Daily Press]

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