Politician Info
D Ben Cline (R - VA) MEDICAL USE

Holds office U.S. House District 6

Candidate in race for U.S. House District 6 on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Position on Medical Marijuana

Delegate Ben Cline sponsored the 2018 Let Doctors Decide legislation HB1251 to expand access to Virginia’s medical cannabis program to all patients.

“Medical cannabis oil has been proven to effectively and safely help patients manage pain,” said Delegate Cline. “With Virginia fighting a growing opioid crisis, this is smart legislation to reduce dependence on addictive narcotics. By expanding the ability to recommend medical cannabis oil, we are giving doctors the freedom to make a decision based on the most up to date research and data, just as they do for any other medication they prescribe. I am pleased to see this bill pass the General Assembly, and I look forward to the Governor signing it into law.”

Sponsored Legislation

HB 1251- CBD Oil & THC-A Oil; Certification for Use, Dispensing (2018)

Delegate Ben Cline sponsored the 2018 Let Doctors Decide legislation HB1251 to expand access to Virginia’s medical cannabis program to all patients.

 

Comments

"For people with health problems, use of marijuana derivatives may offer potential medical benefits. As a Delegate, I passed laws that support certain marijuana-based treatments, and this week I voted for further research to determine the safety of medical cannabis." (04/06/22)

"I was pleased to support the Medical Marijuana Research Act which passed in the House today. This bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to help facilitate cannabis research to better understand its medicinal purposes." (12/09/20)

"Medical cannabis oil has been proven to effectively and safely help patients manage pain. With Virginia fighting a growing opioid crisis, this is smart legislation to reduce dependence on addictive narcotics. By expanding the ability to recommend medical cannabis oil, we are giving doctors the freedom to make a decision based on the most up to date research and data, just as they do for any other medication they prescribe. I am pleased to see this bill pass the General Assembly, and I look forward to the Governor signing it into law.” (02/21/18)

Votes
2022: Medical Marijuana Research Act, HR 5657
Yes
2022: MORE Act, HR 3617
No
2021: SAFE Banking Act, HR 1996
No
2020: MORE Act, HR 3884
No
2019: MORE Act Judiciary Committee Vote
No
2019: The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595
No
2019: Blumenauer/McClintock/Norton Amendment to Protect Legalization
No
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