Several people gather Tuesday morning at Laidley Field in Charleston for a march to the Capitol, with hopes of shedding light on the benefits of medical marijuana. (WCHS/WVAH)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
Several people gathered Tuesday morning at Laidley Field in Charleston for a march to the Capitol, with hopes of shedding light on the benefits of medical marijuana.
The group said they plan to talk with lawmakers and explain the positive impact that decriminalization can have for West Virginia’s opioid, prison and economic crisis.
Some of the people believe the current bill is too restrictive. They say improvements should be made so people who can’t afford marijuana could grow it themselves.
“My original interest in this subject was for economic development, so I’m an advocate for adult use and there’s a bill in the house for that,” Greg Wingo said. “But I’ve learned over the past year fighting for medical marijuana how critical it is for people.”
The group says the bill should include