West Virginia Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

West Virginia seeks $2 million to start medical cannabis program

Bart Schaneman  | September 19, 2017

West Virginia regulators are anticipating the state will need about $2 million to launch its medical marijuana program.

State health officer Dr. Rahul Gupta told both the state Senate and the House of Delegates the program could potentially be funded through an “internal loan,” the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.

The biggest …

Week in Review: Massachusetts rec cannabis delay, Denver social use & West Virginia MMJ advisers

Omar Sacirbey  | July 7, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Massachusetts lawmakers table negotiations on the state's recreational marijuana law, Denver finalizes rules for social cannabis use, and West Virginia creates an advisory board to help plan its MMJ industry.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

West Virginia chooses medical marijuana advisory board

Omar Sacirbey  | June 30, 2017

West Virginia regulators have announced the advisory board that will help develop the state’s medical marijuana program.

The newly created West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board will be chaired by Rahul Gupta, commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health and state health officer.

The board’s other 12 members include physicians, pharmacists, a social worker, a …

West Virginia begins early stages of launching MMJ program

Bart Schaneman  | May 22, 2017

West Virginia officials say they’re in the “preliminary stage” of developing a plan to implement the state’s new medical marijuana law, including rules that will govern new business owners.

The regulations “will begin with requirements for growers/processors so that those entities can come online and begin to produce products,” a spokeswoman for the Department of Health …