Treasurers Fighting for Medical Marijuana

CHARLESTON — State Treasurer John Perdue plans to join forces with treasurers in at least 10 other states to ask Congress to change federal laws surrounding medical marijuana.

The move is part of Perdue’s plan to try to solve banking problems that are holding up implementation of West Virginia’s fledgling medical marijuana program.

“I support the rights of my fellow West Virginians, and I recognize the need for medical marijuana as an option for people who are suffering,” Perdue said. “I want to do everything in my power to move our state toward a lawful solution; however, I want to be clear that there are real banking challenges at the federal level that my office may not be able to resolve alone.”

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SOURCE: Marks, R. (2018, April 2). WVNews. Treasurer still working on solution to medical marijuana banking crisis. Retrieved from https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/treasurer-still-working-on-solution-to-medical-marijuana-banking-crisis/article_94314c6a-d02f-5c97-8d1e-a1753957ac0c.html

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