You Can Vote for a Hemp Economy
Purchase hemp products to help show WV Legislators why hemp can be important to the economy in West Virginia. Vote with your purchases of hemp products.
Hemp cooking oil, hemp lotions, hemp clothing, hemp balms, hemp paper. Agricultural hemp is technically legal in West Virginia, why should these consumer products all have to be imported from other countries?
While the West Virginia Legislatures Joint Health Committee studies the compassionate use of medical marijuana, you can also call your legislators and let them know how important agricultural hemp can be for West Virginia. Because agricultural hemp is legal in West Virginia, lawmakers are capable of making good decisions on medical marijuana. Medical marijuana was also legal in West Virginia from 1979 to 1996, it is time to restore some sense and compassion in West Virginia laws.
You can help by using your purchasing power to buy hemp products and then tell your legislator why the growing of hemp and the manufacturing of these hemp products can help the economy in West Virginia.
If you suffer from health conditions that can benefit from medical marijuana, you need to call your legislators today and let them know how important medical marijuana is for West Virginia citizens.
If you have never contacted your legislator before, there has never been a better time to contact your elected representatives than right now
Take action today, use the holiday season to help us show West Virginia lawmakers how important medical marijuana and the hemp economy are for West Virginia.
Call Your WV State Legislator TODAY!
Encourage Your Elected Delegates to Vote YES on Medical Marijuana Study (HCR 116)! Make your voice heard before the holiday rush. Ask your legislator to support the medical marijuana study (HCR 116) and to support a state law authorizing the Compassionate use of Medical Marijuana.
Copy and get your friends and families to sign this petition in support of medical marijuana in West Virginia. Sign, deliver, email or mail the petition to your elected officials. Here’s a link to find out exactly who represents you at the West Virginia level.
Or mail the completed petition to: WVNORML, P.O. Box 1422, Charleston, WV 25325 and they will be delivered to the Legislature.
Medical Marijuana Under Study by Joint Committee on Health
The Joint Committee on Health of the House of Delegates Chamber is currently discussing (HCR 116), House Concurrent Resolution 116, the study of the compassionate use of medicinal marijuana. The study resolution explains that the legislature is committed to “evaluating the use of appropriate pain therapy techniques as those developed within various regulated clinical environments and applying those methodologies in this state to provide appropriate and cost-effective pain therapy for the citizens of this state thus reducing the likelihood of addition and abuse.”
The study has been taken up in response to the Compassionate Use Act of Medical Cannabis introduced by Mike Manypenny (D-Taylor) for the past three years, the most recent being HB 2961 introduced in March of this year with nine co-sponsors.
A 2013 Public Policy Polling found that 53 percent of West Virginians support changing the law in West Virginia to allow seriously and terminally-ill patients to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. WVNORML, the West Virginia chapter of NORML, applauds the Committee for taking up this study which can lead to helping thousands of West Virginia citizens find relief from pain and other serious illnesses that do not respond well to existing medication.
The West Virginia Nurses Association along with the American Nurses Association and dozens of other organizations support a patient’s right to medical cannabis under a physician’s supervision. Citizens in twenty states and the District of Columbia have laws granting them safe and legal access to medical cannabis and West Virginia citizens deserve no less.
David Dawson, Executive Director
Please follow links below to attached a word perfect version of HCR 116 and a PDF of the interim assignments as downloaded from the West Virginia Legislative website.