F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board held it’s first meeting on Wednesday at the University of Charleston.
For all of the work lawmakers and West Virginia residents put into making the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act of 2017 a reality, there still is a magnitude of work left for state officials to lay the foundation for the medical marijuana industry in the Mountain State.
That much was evident Wednesday during the first meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, in the Erma Ora Byrd Gallery at the University of Charleston, where the 13 members of the board worked to get a better understanding about how their collective role is defined in cultivating the industry.
One of the biggest challenges for the board will be doing this work without any funding defined for the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis until 2019, when revenue should come in the form of a 10 percent tax on growers and processors of medical marijuana.
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