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Ending Marijuana Prohibition

West Virginia Legislators Propose Bill To End Marijuana Prohibition

west virginia medical marijuanaGood news out of West Virginia today. See the legislative alert I received below:

The West Virginia Legislature failed to reform its marijuana policies in the 2015-2016 legislative session, primarily because House Speaker Tim Armstead continues to oppose even the most modest, incremental reforms. Fortunately, now that a special session has been called, five delegates have decided this is an opportunity to raise the issue of marijuana legalization. Del. Mike Pushkin (D-Charleston) and a bipartisan group of four co-sponsors have introduced HB 114, which would make marijuana legal on a limited basis in West Virginia.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail published an editorial praising these legislators’ efforts, calling legalization an “excellent idea.” The Gazette-Mail noted that the bill “has no chance” of passing in the special session, but it still presents an important opportunity to raise the issue with elected officials.

Please take a moment to contact your delegates and senators today and urge them to consider the benefits of ending marijuana prohibition.

Then, please share this message with your family and friends.

Sincerely,

Matt Simon
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project

  • Paul

    Legalize it, so I can continue my pursuit in happiness.