A new push to legalize marijuana in West Virginia will allow adults over 21 to possess one ounce or less of cannabis and private consumption.

House Bill 2091, introduced by Danielle Walker (D-Monongalia) on the first day of the legislative session, proposes changes to the 1931 Code of West Virginia.

The bill is heading to the House of Health & Human Resources Committee for review.

What's In The Bill

Under the new measure, "cannabis should be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol," but its use would be prohibited on government property as well as driving under the influence.

Cannabis sold by a cultivation facility to a retailer would be taxed at a rate of 15 percent of the sales price.

One of the bill's provisions seeks to create a special fund in the State Treasury named the "Cannabis Transfer Tax Fund." Retailers would be required to deposit all licensed revenue …

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