Fairfax County School Board Establishes Policy on Cannabidiol Oil, THC-A Oil

October 11, 2019

The Fairfax County School Board has approved a policy on the storage, dispensing, and administration of cannabidiol oil and THC-A that aligns with Virginia law that became effective on July 1.

The policy states that no school nurse or employee of a local health department who is assigned to a public school can be prosecuted for possessing, storing, or distributing cannabidiol (CBD) oil or tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THC-A) oil that has been prescribed via a valid, written certification by a medical professional.  

Students whose parents or guardians have submitted a Medication Authorization Form (SS/SE-63), signed by a licensed medical or osteopathic practitioner may be administered THC-A oil or cannabidiol oil at school by an authorized staff member.   Parents or guardians must deliver the required form and oil to the school, which will be administered in accordance with the student’s individualized health plan.
The Code of Virginia (§ 18.2-251.1:1), possession or distribution of cannabidiol oil CBD or THC-A oil in public schools, was authorized by Virginia law effective July 1. Virginia law requires local school boards to adopt a policy in accordance with the new law.

Detailed information about the changes can be found in Regulation 2102.15.

For more information, contact the Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.