Legislature is one of the hardest ways for states to pass marijuana laws – many states start off with laws that only protect the patients from the potential of arrest or incarceration rather than actually providing a solution. Last year, one such state was Virginia as the passed a law that allowed epileptic patients to possess cannabis oil without fear of conviction.
However, that law was extremely limited – it did not protect the patients or their families from arrest, only conviction of the crime. It also did not provide any sort of way for patients to legally access this medicine – leaving it in the hands of the black market for the time being.
This year, after much support from a large community of parents with epileptic children, a bill which would allow not only the legal possession