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Medical marijuana bill moves on

Staff report

The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — The Senate’s medical marijuana bill took another step forward March 28, winning overwhelming support of the Senate Judiciary Committee and coming up for passage March 29.

Members also approved a medical marijuana resolution to send to Congress.

SB 386 creates a Medical Cannabis Commission under the Department of Health and Human Resources. The commission would develop regulations and procedures for prescribing, growing, processing and dispensing the drug.

Judiciary passed an amended version of the bill, 13-3, that will be up for adoption March 29 before passage.

The concurrent resolution originated by the committee calls on Congress to remove marijuana from Schedule I, meaning it has no medicinal value, to another schedule where it can be prescribed.

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