Gov. Jim Justice signs the Medical Cannabis Act on Wednesday making some forms of the drug available to qualifying patients in June 2018
CHARLESTON, WV (AP) -
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia officials say they're in the early stages of developing a plan to implement the state's new medical marijuana law.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the state Department of Health and Human Resources has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information.
Only one agency responsible for nominating a member to the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has publicly announced the nominee -- Joe Hatton, deputy commissioner for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Gov. Jim Justice signed the medical marijuana measure into law on April 19. The law permits doctors to recommend marijuana be used for medicinal purposes and establishes a regulatory system. The law states that no patient or caregiver ID cards will be issued until July 2019.
West Virginia HeadlinesWest Virginia HeadlinesMore>>
While Republican West Virginia legislative leaders rammed a right-to-work bill into law this year, unions and business groups spent almost $1.8 million altogether battling over the policy. Grassroots campaign...More >>
The Marshall University board of governors has approved a $119.3 million operating budget for the coming school year that increases tuition and fees about 9 percent. That follows the Legislature's adoption of a state...More >>
West Virginia's U.S. senators say the state will get almost $1.3 million in federal funding for its clinics program to treat black lung disease that afflicts thousands of coal miners who inhaled dust from the...More >>
West Virginia's U.S. senators say the state will get almost $1.3 million in federal funding for its clinics program to treat black lung disease that afflicts thousands of coal miners who inhaled dust from the rock and...More >>
Authorities are identifying a Virginia woman who died after being struck by a windblown beach umbrella in Virginia Beach. Police identified the woman in a statement Thursday morning as 55-year-old Lottie Michelle...More >>
A transgender teen who sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom was honored by members of a Justice Department whose leadership undercut his case before it could be heard by the Supreme Court. DOJ Pride, an...More >>