Medical Marijuana Hearing in W.Va., Group Opposes Legalization

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A group is speaking out against a plan to legalize marijuana in West Virginia.

Lawmakers have been studying the idea of allowing people with debilitating illnesses to use marijuana it their doctors recommend it.

Wednesday, a hearing was held at the West Virginia State Police Academy in South Charleston.

A group that held drug endangered children says legalizing marijuana at this point is a bad idea. They are asking lawmakers to let the food and drug administration finish studies on the safety of medical marijuana before they make a decision.

A bill is expected to be introduced during the regular session in January.

The issue has been introduced in the past couple of years but has never been brought up for a vote.

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