Legislature Significantly Amends the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act

Published: May 23, 2019

On the first day of West Virginia’s legislative special session, the West Virginia Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1037, which made significant amendments to the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act (the “Act”).  The legislature removed various impediments to growing, processing, and dispensing medical cannabis throughout the State.  Notable changes under Senate Bill 1037 include:

In sum, Senate Bill 1037 provides needed clarity to patients, investors, businesses and local communities.

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is actively monitoring the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act and is currently advising prospective medical cannabis growers, processors, and dispensaries on regulated practices, facility considerations, and capital handling structures. If you have questions about the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, or how the Act can impact you, please contact one of the authors of this Cannabis Counsel Alert.

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