Republican Larry Tighe of Wheeling believes West Virginia lawmakers need a new perspective for improving the state’s finances, and it starts with legalizing recreational marijuana.
Tighe has filed to run this year on the GOP ticket for a 3rd District House of Delegates seat.
“I don’t believe our current representatives are up to the task,” he said. “They don’t think outside the box. I don’t their solutions are any more than what’s been offered the last 50 years.
“If you offer the same thing over and over again, that’s duplicity that will not work. I don’t think they’re very imaginative.”
Tighe favors the legalization of marijuana, and believes it should be grown on state-owned properties farmed by state employees, such as at the West Virginia University farm. The production should come under the control of the Commission of Agriculture, and the product sold to retailers, he said.
Tighe envisions the farms fenced so minors cannot get inside, and State Police guarding the property. He suggested the employees would have to be checked upon leaving work to make certain they weren’t