UPDATE 11/20/13 @ 4:12 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The debate over allowing medical marijuana in West Virginia is heating up at the state Capitol.
Wednesday, lawmakers took a look at a proposal. A bill was previously rejected before it reached a vote. Supporters are now hoping to change the minds of legislators.
Wednesday's meeting was to answer questions and re-introduce the possibility of a bill.
"This is the first time our legislators have had a chance to look at draft legislation. We have talked about everything in sort of an anecdotal way, in a less than necessarily real sense. Now, they've got something real, a real document," Delegate Don Perdue said.
Providing the bill proceeds, final recommendations will come out in early January.
Click on the link to find out more about the bill.
A public hearing on the topic is scheduled for Wednesday at 12 p.m. in the house chamber side of the state Capitol.
Lawmakers have been looking into the idea of allowing people with debilitating illnesses to use marijuana if it is recommended by their doctor.
Residents are asked to come to the hearing to voice their opinion on the legalization.