I support full access to medical marijuana as well as full legalization of marijuana. Today, marijuana is likely already our state's largest cash crop (and likely has been for many years). Let's accept reality, legalize it, regulate it, and tax it.
Legalizing cannabis could bring millions in revenue per year West Virginia's budget.
It would also help reduce opioid overdose deaths. Check out this recent article published by the Washington Post:
Think of the boost to our tourism industry!
Further, cannabis can bring lucrative, sustainable JOBS to extraction-distressed areas.
We can do in the mountain east what Colorado has done in the mountain west: use legalization of recreational marijuana to spur tourism, grow a healthy new industry with good jobs, reduce opioid dependency, allow our criminal justice system to focus on serious crimes, and dramatically increase tax revenues to the state for vital needs while avoiding increasing (or even reducing!) other tax burdens on our citizens.
Right here, you can donate to a group of West Virginian candidates who've committed to working for full legalization of cannabis:
If you'd like to donate directly to my Senate 14 campaign instead of donating to the group of WV candidates, you can donate to my campaign right here: