House of Delegates approves amendments to medical marijuana bill

CHARLESTON, WV (THE STATE JOURNAL) — West Virginia could be on the verge of legalizing the medical use of marijuana. The movement came after a 4 1/2-hour debate in the House of Delegates that ended at about 11 p.m. Monday.

The House agreed late in the afternoon to a strike-and-insert amendment to a medical marijuana bill the Senate passed on day 50 of the 60-day regular legislative session. House members then spent another 90 minutes debating amendments to that version of the legislation.

The medical marijuana bill was advanced to third reading with a final vote expected Tuesday.

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