Bill Approved In State Senate To Expand Medical Marijuana

The state senate here in Virginia, has approved a bill expanding the number of ailments that can be treated with two derivatives of the marijuana plant. Last week, the chamber voted on a measure that allows people with cancer, HIV, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and a number of other diseases to access the two pot dirivitives with written certification by a doctor. Current law allows the oils, which don’t create a high, to be used only for epilepsy. But some state senators expressed concerns that the legislation could open the door for legalized marijuana. Others however, disputed that idea, saying “we’re not going to become a nation of potheads” because people with ailments are using the oils. The measure still needs approval from the House of Delegates.