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West Virginia Marijuana Legislature

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West Virginia Congress

Senate Bills

Daines/Merkley Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use.

Mikulski Amendment Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

Limits the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states.

Merkley Marijuana Banking Amendment

Prohibits the US Treasury Department from using federal funds to take punitive actions against banks that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state laws. 

Senators

Shelley Moore Capito (R)

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Grade: C

Votes

Comments

Shelley Capito voted Nay on H Amdt 1086 in 2014 to prohibit states from penalizing a bank for providing financial services to marijuana businesses.

Joe Manchin (D)

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Grade: D

Votes

Comments

Senator Joe Manchin said it should be up to those who treat patients to make that decision. “I would lean more to listen to the doctors – the professionals who are responsible for our health.” 11/15/2012 (Link)

House Bills

Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use.

McClintock/Polis Amendment

Seeks to halt Justice Department interference among individuals and businesses engaged in state-compliant transactions particular to both the medical or recreational use of cannabis. More info

Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs and the patients who rely on them. More info

Representatives

Alex Mooney (R)

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Grade: B

Votes

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Evan Jenkins (R)

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Grade: D

Votes

No sponsorships or comments

David McKinley (R)

WEST VIRGINIA

 

Grade: D

Votes

No sponsorships or comments

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