CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Legislation introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday would legalize sales, production, and adult consumption of cannabis in the Mountain State.
HB 4873 – the lead sponsor for which is Delegate Hansen (D-79) – was introduced on Wednesday and has since been referred to the House Health and Human Resources Committee for consideration.
If passed, the bill would amend West Virginia code to accommodate the legalization of the possession of one ounce or less of cannabis and cannabis products by adult individuals. In the case of HB 4873, an adult individual is considered an individual 21 years of age or older.
Passage of the legislation would also entail the promulgation of rules and regulations by the state Department of Revenue regarding the taxation of the product.
Along with lead sponsor Delegate Hansen, the bill has also been endorsed by cosponsors Lewis (D-57), Garcia (D-76), Pushkin (D-54), Rowe (D-52), Williams (D-80), and Young (D-56).
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