CHARLESTON — State Treasurer John Perdue plans to join forces with treasurers in at least 10 other states to ask Congress to change federal laws surrounding medical marijuana. The move is part of Perdue’s plan to try to solve banking problems that are holding up implementation of West Virginia’s fledgling medical marijuana program. “I support […]
There has been a clear state-by-state divide in marijuana legalization efforts that some research indicates has occurred because of a red states v. blue states bias. According to research collected online and analyzed by Consumer Research Around Cannabis, Portland, Oregon and Birmingham, Alabama are two examples of the blue vs. red divide in U.S. politics […]
The West Virginia Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes in West Virginia. Senate Bill 386, sponsored by Sen. Richard Ojeda, D- Logan, would establish a system for the regulation of medical marijuana in West Virginia, including the creation of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Commission. […]
Four months ago, West Virginia farmers and entrepreneurs were gearing up to grow industrial hemp — legally — for the first time since World War II. But a bill passed with minutes remaining in this year’s legislative session that effectively thwarts the chances of a revived hemp industry has some calling the bill’s amendments a […]
West Virginia Hemp Law Laws Authorizing Commercial Hemp Cultivation Year Passed: 2002 Summary: The West Virginia Legislature approved Senate Bill 447 recognizing industrial hemp having no more than 1 percent THC as an “agricultural crop.” This legislation also establishes licensing procedures to allow local farmers to “plant, grow, harvest, possess, process [and] sell” hemp commercially.