Medical marijuana bills go down in House

House Republicans shot down medical marijuana reforms Monday expanding access to oils to people with more diseases, but key members indicated they can be swayed on the measures.

With a Senate measure on the same subject already clearing that chamber on a bipartisan vote, it’s still possible change could come this session. But Monday night two measures went down on lopsided votes in the House subcommittee that debates changes to Virginia’s criminal laws.

Two years ago the legislature approved THC-A oil and cannabidiol, derived from marijuana not producing its characteristic high, for the treatment of intractable epilepsy. This year’s House Bill more at