West Virginia Special Session Begins with Attempt to Get Medical Marijuana Bill onto Agenda

West Virginia Special Session Begins with Attempt to Get Medical Marijuana Bill onto Agenda

Some lawmakers have said a bill is necessary to assure monetary transactions for growers and operators as the new law takes effect.

May 21, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV Metro News) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The special legislative session kicked off with an attempt by House Democrats to introduce a medical marijuana bill and move it right to the floor.

The bill was not part of the call issued by Gov. Jim Justice.

But some lawmakers have said a bill is necessary to assure monetary transactions for growers and operators as the new law takes effect.

The lead sponsor of the West Virginia Medical Cannibis Banking Act is Delegate Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha.

Democrats made a motion on Sunday evening to dispense with reference to a committee and to have the bill read a first time on the floor.

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