Last week, the West Virginia Senate passed HB 590, a bill that would allow medical cannabis patients to obtain edible products from dispensaries, in a 26-8 vote. This would be an important upgrade to the state’s medical cannabis law, which currently prohibits the sale of edibles. Next, the bill will be considered by the House of Delegates.
The slow rollout of the medical cannabis law has been very frustrating for patients, but it appears that the long wait will soon be over. One potential roadblock was cleared recently when the state licensed its first medical cannabis testing lab. Patients are already able to register online, and it appears that the program is finally on the verge of becoming operational.
Once dispensaries are open, there is no good reason that they should be prohibited from selling edible products. Many patients find that edible forms of cannabis are most effective in treating their symptoms, and it’s important that they be available to patients in West Virginia as they are in other states.
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