CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVNS) – When medical marijuana becomes available in West Virginia in another 17-months, you won’t see it in edible or smokable plant forms. Creams, oils and pills containing the substance, are the only options. That disappoints cancer survivor Rusty Williams, who said medical pot got him through chemotherapy.
“And within 30 seconds of one hit of cannabis, the vertigo and nausea would stop, completely. It would stop. And I was able to eat; I was able to sleep and I mean just it improved my overall quality of life,” said Rusty Williams, a cancer survivor.
Because of testimony like that, the State Senate in now considering revisions to the medical marijuana law. Those changes would allow individuals to grow four plants at home for medical use. They would also increase the number of marijuana dispensaries, beyond the cap of 35. And if approved, patients could smoke or eat their medical pot.
“And people that live in poverty, get cancer more than rich people, because rich people drink Evian and poor people drink from the tap. And I