House Panel Backs Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Oils

Allen Peake

  In this 2017 photo, various cannabis oil products are displayed in the office of a Georgia State Representative.
Credit (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Lawmakers in Virginia are taking the first step toward expanded use of medical marijuana.

Advocates for medical marijuana have tried and failed in Virginia year after year. A few years ago, they persuaded lawmakers to allow it for epilepsy. But that didn’t help Tamara Netzel. She’s a teacher from Alexandria who suffers from multiple sclerosis. And she brought her story to lawmakers in powerful testimony this week.

Michael Pope explains the new developments from the Capitol.

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