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West Virginia Lawmaker Introduces Legislation to Legalize Marijuana and Hash

A proposal that would make marijuana and hash legal throughout West Virginia has been filed in the state’s legislature. House Bill 3035¬†was filed by Delegate Sean Hornbuckle (D). According to its summary, the purpose of this bill “is to legalize the manufacture, sale and possession of marijuana and establish a regulatory program for growing, selling …

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West Virginia Hemp Bill Signed into law by Governor Jim Justice

A West Virginia industrial hemp bill has been signed into law by the state’s governor. Governor Jim Justice signed House Bill 2453 into law yesterday, expanding a state law that allows hemp to be grown for research purposes, to also allow hemp to be grown commercially. The proposal was passed by both the House and …

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West Virginia Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved by Legislature, Governor Expected to Sign

West Virginia’s legislature has approved a bill that would make West Virginia the 29th state to adopt an comprehensive medical marijuana law. Governor Jim Justice is expected to sign it into law. Senate Bill 386 received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Governor Jim Justice. …

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West Virginia House Approves Amended Medical Marijuana Bill

An amended version of a medical marijuana legalization bill that recently passed West Virginia’s Senate has received approval from the House of Delegates. An amended version of Senate Bill 386 was passed by the House of Delegates today through its second reading. The measure recently passed the full Senate with a 28 to 6 vote. …

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West Virginia House Gives Initial Approval to Medical Cannabis Legalization, Governor in Support

A bill to legalize medical marijuana was given initial approval today by the West Virginia House of Delegates. In a rare procedural move, the House of Delegates voted 54 to 40 today to bypass the committee process and bring Senate Bill 386 directly to the floor of the House. The vote comes just a day …

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Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana Passed by Full West Virginia Senate

Medical marijuana would be legal under a bill approved today by West Virginia’s full Senate. Substitute Senate Bill 386 was passed through its third and final reading today with a 28 to 6 vote, sending it to the House of Representatives. Passage in the House would send it to Governor Jim Justice for consideration. The …

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West Virginia Senate Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis

West Virginia’s Senate has voted in favor of a measure to legalize medical cannabis. The Senate passed Senate Bill 386 through its second reading yesterday, shortly after it was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan measure must now be passed through one more vote in the Senate before moving to the House of …

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West Virginia Senate Passes Resolution Making Today “West Virginia Industrial Hemp Day”

The West Virginia Senate has passed Senate Resolution 53 in a unanimous voice vote. The resolution “designates March 27, 2017 as West Virginia Industrial Hemp Day at the Capitol”. Below is the full text of the approved resolution: Designating March 27, 2017 as West Virginia Industrial Hemp Day at the Capitol. Whereas, In 2002, West …

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West Virginia Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Advances

Legislation to legalize medical cannabis has advanced in West Virginia’s Legislature. Senate Bill 386 to legalize medical cannabis has been advanced out of the Senate Health and Resources Committee, and is on its second reading in the House Judiciary Committee. Passage in the Judiciary Committee will send it towards a vote in the full House …

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Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in West Virginia’s House and Senate

Bills that would legalize medical cannabis have been filed in West Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate. Delegate Mike Pushkin (D) filed House Bill 2677, and Senator Richard Ojeda (D) filed Senate Bill 386. Both would legalize medical cannabis, albeit in different manners. HB 2688 has no cosponsors, whereas SB 386 is cosponsored by a …

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