CHARLESTON — At least one member of the House of Delegates wants Gov. Jim Justice to call a special legislative session to revisit the state’s medical marijuana law.
During the just-completed regular session, the House proposed a measure, House Bill 4345, to revise the original medical marijuana bill passed by the Legislature in 2017.
When House Bill 4345 got to the state Senate, the Senate Judiciary Committee made some major changes, including adding language that would lead to allowing patients to smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. (Patients are not allowed to smoke medicinal marijuana under the 2017 bill.)
But the House never took the Senate amendment to House Bill 4345 on the final day of the session Saturday.
The Senate amendment to the bill also would have corrected a major flaw in the original medical marijuana law, which would allow for licensing medical marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries around the state.
On March 1, state officials received a letter from Treasurer John Perdue saying the treasurer’s office would be unable to handle banking