WV HB2677 | 2017 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 22 2017 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2017-02-22 - To House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
Pending: House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


The purpose of this bill is to create the “The Patient Freedom Act.” It provides protections for the medical use of cannabis; defines debilitating medical conditions for which medical cannabis may be used; requires the registration of qualifying patients and designated caregivers; requires issuance of registry identification cards; establishes an affirmative defense and dismissal of proceedings for medical cannabis; establishes licenses provided for only indoor growing of medical cannabis by registered patients, caregivers and cannabis distribution centers; provides for inspections by safety compliance agents; provides criminal penalties for violations; imposes a sales tax on sales of medical cannabis; and includes provisions for its enforcement.

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Patient Freedom Act



2017-02-22HouseTo House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse
2017-02-22HouseIntroduced in House
2017-02-22HouseTo Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse then Health and Human Resources then Judiciary
2017-02-22HouseFiled for introduction

Same As/Similar To

HCR79 (Similar To) 2017-03-10 - To House Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse


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