WV HB2091 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2023 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2023-01-11 - To House Health and Human Resources
Pending: House Health & Human Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to legalize the personal use and possession of cannabis by adults. The bill provides for a legislative purpose and findings. The bill defines certain terms. The bill legalizes the possession of one ounce or less of cannabis and cannabis products by adults. The bill authorizes a special excise tax on cannabis. The bill creates a new fund and dedicates proceeds of the fund, including funding for PEIA, for orphan roads, and for the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs. The bill provides that current laws relating to employment, vehicle operation, underage use or private property use are preserved. Finally, the bill is not intended to alter the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act.

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Decriminalization and legalization of cannabis with a taxing mechanism to bring more revenue to the state



2023-01-11HouseTo House Health and Human Resources
2023-01-11HouseIntroduced in House
2023-01-11HouseTo Health and Human Resources then Judiciary then Finance
2023-01-11HouseFiled for introduction


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
16A171New CodeSee Bill Text
16A172New CodeSee Bill Text
16A173New CodeSee Bill Text
16A174New CodeSee Bill Text
16A175New CodeSee Bill Text
16A176New CodeSee Bill Text

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