Governor Signs Bill Making West Virginia the 29th Medical Marijuana State

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Governor Signs Bill Making West Virginia the 29th Medical Marijuana State | Marijuana Policy Project

CHARLESTON, WV. — Governor Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on Wednesday, making West Virginia the 29th state in the nation to enact legislation allowing seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Senate Bill 386, titled the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, was introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda (D-Logan) […]

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West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

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West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Medical Marijuana Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

CHARLESTON, WV — A bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it was approved by the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday. Senate Bill 386 passed 76-24 on third reading after being revised on second reading, and now returns to the Senate. “The Legislature has […]

West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Medical Marijuana Bill | The Daily Chronic

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West Virginia Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

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West Virginia Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

CHARLESTON, WV — The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday evening (28-6) that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. SB 386, the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, is sponsored by Sen. Richard Ojeda (D-Logan). It would establish an independent 16-member West Virginia Medical Cannabis Commission, including medical […]

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Southwest Virginia needs hemp production

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Southwest Virginia needs hemp production
In reality, though, hemp has very little to do with marijuana. In fact, the Oregonian newspaper reported last year that nascent marijuana growers were already beginning to duel with hemp producers, asking the state to provide hemp-free zones where they …
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Legalizing Weed: Facts About Michigan's Legalization of Industrial Hemp Farming
Michigan is one of several states that have passed laws establishing industrial hemp programs limited to agricultural or academic research purposes. In 2014, a provision in the federal farm bill made it possible for universities and state departments …
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Interested in growing hemp?
Canadian hemp acres are up 25 per cent in the last five years, with nearly a third of that grown in Alberta — about 24,500 acres in 2015. Last year's bumper crop has reduced demand for conventional hemp acres this year but buyers are “exceedingly …
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Virginia Tech to research production, use, and economic impact of industrial hemp

Virginia Tech to research production, use, and economic impact of industrial hemp
vtech-logo Virginia Tech will be able to begin research on growing industrial hemp in the commonwealth as a result of a new state law and the establishment of an industrial hemp research program by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer …
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Bill to Legalize Hemp Farming, Nullify Federal Ban, Passes Washington House …
…allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp, defined as the non-drug oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, for academic or agricultural research purposes, but it applies only to states where industrial hemp farming …
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