CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The medical cannabis bill completed its legislative journey April 6 and heads to the governor, where a signature is expected.

Also, during second readings of bills in the Senate, the bill to sell Hopemont Hospital in Terra Alta saw a significant amendment to benefit the patients.

The cannabis bill, SB 386 came back to the House on April 5 after the senate approved the extensive House changes and added some technical changes to the House amendments.

The vote to pass the bill was 74-24. The bill goes to the governor, who has indicated he will approve it.

HB 3102, to sell Hopemont Hospital in Terra Alta, was amended on the floor.

The amendment requires that a 60-bed replacement facility for Hopemont patients be built on Hopemont grounds, and that any unused beds be likewise delicensed and decertified and not transferred to any other facility.

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