Parents of a teenage girl from Fairfax are among those going to Richmond to make medical marijuana more accessible in Virginia.
Jennifer Collins, 15, balances school, extracurricular activities and social life while battling debilitating seizures daily.
To ease the pain, Jennifer’s parents made huge sacrifices. In 2013, they moved to Colorado, and for a year Jennifer used cannabis oil. But family pressures forced them to move back to Fairfax last month.
The Virginia General Assembly is considering these three medical marijuana bills:
- Recommendation and dispensing of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil,
- Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; epilepsy;
- Possession or distribution of marijuana for medical purposes; penalties.
Opponents say they’re should be more trials to determine medical marijuana’s effectiveness and safety.