Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 158
Petition Information
Petition Title Rescheduling of Tetrahydro-cannibol from Schedule I to Schedule II for medical use
Date Filed 10/25/2011    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Jeffrey Blessing 
Petitioner's Request

Based on new findings and national trend towards legalization for medical use, the request is to reschedule Tetrahydrocannibol from Schedule I to Schedule II.

Agency's Plan

The Board will request comment on the petition from 11/21/11 to 12/12/12.  It will consider the petition and comment at its next meeting scheduled for 12/14/11.

Comment Period Ended 12/11/2011
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 12/14/2011
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on December 14, 2011, the Board reviewed the petition, the comments and a response from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to a recent petition received by that federal agency. The DEA concluded that there is no substantial evidence that marijuana should be removed from Schedule I because it continues to meet all the criteria for such scheduling. Therefore, the Board voted to reject the petition and take no further action.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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