The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board will continue discussions about allowing West Virginians eligible to use medical marijuana to grow plants. Board members met last week to continue discussions as well as possible concerns related to access to dispensaries and cost. Gov. Jim Justice signed the state medical marijuana law in April 2017, which allows patients to use medical cannabis plants and products for medical treatment. Rusty Williams, a patient advocate for the board, has supported allowing people to grow plants. “Basically, when I made the recommendation, I just think that — especially in a state like West Virginia, we’re one of the most economically depressed states in the country — even when our dispensary system is up and running, we’re going to have folks priced right out of their medicine or their insurance doesn’t cover this.” “I think home-grow is a crucial part of that,” Williams added. Board member Jesse Forbes said patients could grow a limited number of plants if the state Legislature approves such policy.

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