New West Virginia Bill Introduced to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Lawmakers in West Virginia are attempting to make the state the 19th in the U.S. to legalize some form of medical cannabis.

Yesterday, House Bill 2961 was filed, sponsored by 10 state legislators, which sets out to allow qualifying patients in the state, and their caregiver, the ability to purchase, grow and possess cannabis. The measure would provide arrest protection against those who get a doctor’s recommendation, and register with the state.

The measure would also establish non-profit medical cannabis dispensaries.

Patients would be authorized to possess up to 6 ounces, and cultivate up to 12 plants.

The measure has been referred to the House Committee on Health and Human Resources. If it passes, it will go to the House Judiciary Committee, then the full House, then the Senate, then the governor.


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