West Virginia has about six months — and one regular legislative session — until its medical marijuana program launches, and lawmakers and other officials are still trying to figure out where the money is to go.
Gov. Jim Justice signed the Medical Cannabis Act into law in 2017, with sales scheduled to begin this July 1. However, transferring funds in a program legal under state law but illegal under federal law proved to be a blind spot in the legislation.
A lawyer for the state treasurer, a professor of medicine, a lawyer who sits on the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board and a state lawmaker discussed the issue in a panel Friday hosted by the West Virginia Press Association.
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