CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State lawmakers will continue the discussion today on the medical marijuana issue in a meeting scheduled to begin at noon at the state capitol.

The legislature’s interim committee on health is set to meet in the House of Delegates Chamber.

“Marijuana has proven medical benefits, and seriously ill individuals should be able to use it without fear of arrest and prosecution,” Marijuana Policy Project legislative analyst Matt Simon said in a prepared release. “We are pleased to see legislators are educating themselves on the issue, and we hope they will move forward with this compassionate and much-needed legislation.”

Simon said 20 states and Washington, D.C. have already legalized medical marijuana.


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  • Eric

    The propaganda of lies continues on. The weed is the most terrible thing on earth. Please don't listen to talking heads. Be proactive and look into the research for yourself. Be your own person. We will remain in the dark ages in WV until we the people start to think for ourselves. We want freedom and we want it now. Not 30 years from now when the rest of the country had already legalized it 25 years earlier. Read real research.

  • BAC

    With Obama's EPA killing off our much-needed coal jobs and neighboring states killing off casino revenues in W.Va., it would make financial sense to tax the cultivation and sale of marijuana, wouldn't it? It's already Kentucky's No. 1 cash crop.

  • thornton

    Bad idea, of course, but politics is full of bad ideas and, especially, selfish ideas so, puff away on the bridge to nowhere.

    I plan to look into buying more Frito stock and getting set like a nurse's cap for a new WVa reality show....the last one worked out just peachy. Reckon how those show lads and lasses are taking this news...the ones not in the Greybar Hotel, that is.

  • longbeards

    It is past time. We are locking up folks for small amounts of Marijuana, wasting tax dollars that could be used in much better methods. The war on drugs has failed. It is time to take a different look at how Marijuana is regulated..

  • jd harris

    Its about time!!

  • BossIlluminati

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING....

    only 20 years behind us West Va, sad and scary...we've known from day one the south would be the last to the big boy table...nothing new....


  • Gilbert Gnarley

    Will each legislator receive a complimentary, tie-dyed tee shirt?

  • leroy jethro gibbs

    maybe it will get them off the oxycontin