Opinion

W.Va. legislators shouldn’t consider pot exports

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING, W.Va. — West Virginia legislators have been in session for only a few days, but already, some weird, bad ideas are being suggested. One of them is that our state should establish a marijuana growing industry, with the product exported to states where it is legal.

State Sen. Clark Barnes, R-Randolph, brought the matter up during a hearing on agriculture. He cited a report predicting that sales of marijuana in states where it is legal, such as Colorado and Washington, will grow by nearly $8 billion during the next few years. “We may never legalize marijuana in West Virginia, but maybe the potential exists for us to export the crop,” Barnes said…

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