CHARLESTON — West Virginia House Democrats are pushing Gov. Jim Justice to add a medical marijuana banking fix to a special session that could take place as early as next week.
Nothing is set in stone for an agenda, but a draft of what the legislators will be addressing include measures on the Department of the Arts and making survivor benefits retroactive among others.
“I’m pleased that we will not be wasting time revisiting the sports betting bill, but frustrated that the most pressing issue, an essential banking fix as recommended by state Treasurer John Perdue for the Medical Cannabis program, is not,” Delegate Mick Bates, D-Raleigh said.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on sports wagering, opening the door for states including West Virginia, which passed a sports wagering bill during the last session. Justice previously said there needs to be additional discussion on whether legislation regarding an integrity fee is needed. An integrity fee is paid by casinos to professional sports leagues to help them protect the integrity of