'It's kind of surreal that it's happening': Richmond mother and daughter make history in Bristol, Va. as first to receive fill of medical cannabis oil in VirginiaPosted by On

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) A mother and daughter from Virginia’s capital are in Bristol, making history Thursday.

This is something Lisa Smith and her daughter have been fighting for since 2015. Her daughter Haley Smith, who has Dravet Syndrome, made the trek from Richmond to receive the first fill of medical cannabis in the state of Virginia.

“There’s been so many people on this journey so it’s an honor. It’s kind of surreal that it’s happening,” mother Lisa Smith said.

Smith and her daughter Haley are heading back to their home in Richmond, Virginia with the medication they have been longing for.

This was all made possible by Virginia’s first cannabis oil dispensary, Dharma Pharmaceuticals, located in Bristol, Virginia.

“It’s very emotional for us. We say all the time that if Lisa and Haley didn’t fight for this program, Dharma would not exist so it’s an honor and a privilege to be able to provide them the medicine that she needs,”…

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