The great state of West Virginia is calling for change. New cracks in the wall of cannabis prohibition east of the Mississippi. Here’s more:
Legislation has been introduced during this legislative season’s special session to decriminalize the possession and cultivation of limited quantities of marijuana in West Virginia.
House Bill 114 permits the personal use, growth and possession of up to two ounces of marijuana by persons over the age of twenty-one who have acquired a “tax stamp” from the state. It removes marijuana from the state list of schedule I drugs and decriminalizes first-time marijuana distribution offenses involving under 30 grams of marijuana. Adults will be allowed to transfer to another person twenty-one years of age or older, without remuneration, one ounce or less of marijuana.
Adults who choose to grow their own marijuana will be permitted to cultivate and harvest up to six plants.
Misdemeanor criminal penalties will remain in place for those adults who fail to purchase a tax stamp or who are found to be in possession of more than two ounces of marijuana or who are engaged in commercial marijuana sales.
The complete original post is HERE. If you live in West Virginia you can send a letter to your legislators from that same site.
And again we run into that “six plant garden.” Why did 6 become the magic number?