Medical Marijuana

3:18 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

W.Va. GOP Senator Pushing for Legalized Medical Marijuana

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The second-ranking Republican state senator is pushing to make medical marijuana legal in West Virginia.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael filed a bill Monday to allow marijuana use for patients with debilitating health conditions.

The Jackson County Republican said he previously had opposed medical marijuana, but has since been convinced of its legitimate value as a therapeutic medicine.

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The Legislature Today
7:19 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Statehouse Reporters Dave Boucher & Pam Pritt Talk Water Crisis, Medical Marijuana

Members of the West Virginia Senate and Jimmy Gianato of the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management respond to Wednesday's news conference with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency and  the House of Delegates passes bills to make land record electronic, adds requirement to consumer transactions. Dave Boucher of The Charleston Daily Mail and Pam Pritt of Beckley's The Register-Herald talk about the water crisis and other issues making their way through the statehouse.

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West Virginia Morning
8:31 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Medical Marijuana Continues to Be Discussed, The Communities Surrounding Petrochemical Plants & More

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A bill to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes is discussed in a legislative interim meeting, The Allegheny Front looks deeper into the relationship between petrochemical plants and the communities that surround them, and community colleges and universities continue to work together through their 2 + 2 programs.

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1:21 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Five Things You Need to Know About W.Va.’s Proposed Marijuana Bill

Delegate Joe Ellington listens to a presentation of the draft medical marijuana bill in the House Chambers.
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Legislators got their first look at a bill that would legalize the medicinal use of marijuana in the state during interim meetings in Charleston. A controversial proposal, lawmakers are taking their time scrutinizing the legislation before they even decide to present it to the full legislature for consideration when they convene for the 2014 Regular Session in January.

The comprehensive bill is a compilation of medical marijuana laws from multiple other states and sets forth these five provisions:

1. Creation of a Patient Registry

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11:14 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Key legislators weigh in on medical marijuana issue

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With the Legislature's Joint Committee on Health holding a hearing last week to discuss issues related to medical marijuana, there remains a long road of discussion and debate.

Here's where a handful of key state legislators stand on the issue:

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WV Morning
12:04 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

West Virginia Morning - Sept. 26, 2013

Linda Powers is featured on this episode of West Virginia Morning as part of a preview for 'Inspiring West Virginians'.
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On this West Virginia Morning, medical marijuana is the topic of discussion during legislative interims, Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker and the final preview of this season's 'Inspiring West Virginians.'

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9:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Will West Virginia legalize medical marijuana?

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After three failed attempts to get a bill passed that would make marijuana available to those who would benefit from its medicinal properties, Del. Mike Manypenny (D-Taylor) continues to press on.

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