FORM 3
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Newman James W. Jr.
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
07/26/2018
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. [ADIL]
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
1180 SEMINOLE TRAIL, SUITE 495
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director _____ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
(Street)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22901
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock 36,704
I
Virga Ventures, LLC (1)
Common Stock 11,229
I
Newman GST Trust FBO James W. Newman Jr. (2)
Common Stock 10,043
I
Ivy Cottage Group, LLC (3)
Common Stock 3,288
I
Rountop Limited Partnership, LLP (4)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Warrant 10/10/2017 12/31/2021 Common Stock 5,415 $ 0.0054 I Virga Ventures, LLC (1)
Warrant 10/10/2017 12/31/2031 Common Stock 4,974 $ 7.63 I Virga Ventures, LLC (1)
Warrant 10/10/2017 12/31/2031 Common Stock 2,372 $ 7.63 I Newman GST Trust FBO James W. Newman Jr. (2)
Warrant 10/10/2017 12/31/2021 Common Stock 2,707 $ 0.0054 I Rountop Limited Partnership, LLP
Warrant 10/10/2017 12/31/2031 Common Stock 708 $ 7.63 I Rountop Limited Partnership, LLP
Warrant 10/10/2017 12/31/2031 Common Stock 1,186 $ 7.63 I Ivy Cottage Group, LLC (3)
Convertible Note   (5)   (5) Common Stock 5,178 (5) $ (5) I Ivy Cottage Group, LLC (3)
Convertible Note   (6)   (6) Common Stock 21,715 (6) $ (6) I Virga Ventures, LLC (1)
Convertible Note   (7)   (7) Common Stock 29,931 (7) $ (7) I Newman GST Trust FBO James W. Newman Jr. (2)
Stock Option 01/01/2018 06/30/2027 Common Stock 5,580 (8) $ 5.7 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Newman James W. Jr.
1180 SEMINOLE TRAIL, SUITE 495
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22901
  X      

Signatures

/s/ James W. Newman, Jr. 07/26/2018
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The securities are owned directly by Virga Ventures, LLC. James W. Newman, Jr. is the sole member of Virga Ventures, LLC.
(2) The securities are held directly by the Newman GST Trust. James W. Newman, Jr. is the sole trustee of the Newman GST Trust.
(3) The securities are owned directly by Ivy Cottage Group, LLC. James W. Newman, Jr. is the sole member of Ivy Cottage Group, LLC.
(4) securities are owned directly by Rountop Limited Partnership, LLP. James W. Newman, Jr. is the general partner of Rountop Limited Partnership, LLP.
(5) 5,178 shares to be issued to Ivy Cottage Group, LLC upon consummation of this offering upon automatic conversion of a convertible note in the principal amount of $1,729.95 at a conversion price of $0.44 per share
(6) 21,715 shares to be issued to Virga Ventures, LLC upon consummation of this offering upon automatic conversion of a convertible note in the principal amount of $7,255.02 at a conversion price of $0.44 per share
(7) 29,931 shares to be issued to Ivy Cottage Group, LLC upon consummation of this offering upon automatic conversion of a convertible note in the principal amount of $10,000 at a conversion price of $0.44 per share
(8) The option has an exercise price of $5.70 per share and vests as to 1/6th of the grant on January 1, 2018 with the remaining shares vesting 1/36th on the first day of each month over the remaining 30 months.

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