West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (June 5, 2018) – Today, a new law establishing a hemp seed certification program in the state went into effect. Enactment of this law paves the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market and will help further nullify federal prohibition in effect. A coalition of three Democratic senators introduced Senate Bill 475…

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Feb. 23, 2018) – On Tuesday, the West Virginia Senate passed a bill that would establish a hemp seed certification program in the state. Passage of this bill would pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in effect. A coalition of three Democratic senators introduced Senate…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Feb. 6, 2018) – A bill introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates this week would block unconstitutional foreign deployments of the state’s national guard troops, effectively restoring the Founders’ framework for state-federal balance on the Guard. House Bill 2377 (HB2377), the Defend the Guard Act, was introduced by Del. Pat McGeehan…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jan. 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the West Virginia House would prohibit enforcement of any current or future federal, state or local gun control laws. Passage of the bill would make West Virginia the freest gun state in the country and would effectively nullify all federal gun control. Del. Pat McGeehan…

CHARLESTON, W.V. (Jan. 15, 2018) – Three bills introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates would end Common Core in schools throughout the state. Dels. Pat McGeehan (R-Hancock) and Michael Folk (R-Berkeley) introduced House Bill 2214 (HB2214) on Jan. 10. The legislation would void Common Core standards and create a framework to establish proven…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Ju. 5, 2017) – This week, West Virginia will officially begin to shut down its state-run Obamacare health insurance exchange, leaving its operation in the hands of what has proven to be a very incapable federal government. With a new law passed earlier this year going into effect, West Virginia takes an important first…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 13, 2017) – Today, a new West Virginia law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom without government regulation goes into effect in West Virginia. Del. Joel Ellington (R-Princeton) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Flemington) sponsored House Bill 2301 (HB2301). The new law specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements)…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 25, 2017) – Last Friday, Gov. Jim Justice (D-West Virginia) signed a bill to shut down the state-run Obamacare health insurance exchange. Once in effect this summer, the new law takes an important first step toward withdrawing the state from implementing the national healthcare program. Rep. Joe Ellington (R-Princeton) sponsored House Bill 2119 (HB2119),…

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (April 20, 2017) – Yesterday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that creates a limited medical marijuana program. The new law takes a step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in practice within the state. Sen. Richard Ojeda (D – Logan) sponsored Senate Bill 386 (SB386), along with 11 bipartisan co-sponsors. The new…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 6, 2017) – Yesterday, the West Virginia Senate unanimously passed a bill to shut down the state-run Obamacare health insurance exchange. If signed by Gov. Jim Justice, the legislation would take an important first step toward withdrawing the state from implementing the national healthcare program. Rep. Joe Ellington (R-Princeton) sponsored House Bill…

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Mar. 31, 2017) – A West Virginia bill that would legalize medical marijuana and nullify federal marijuana prohibition was approved in the Senate this week. Sen. Richard Ojeda (D – Logan, 07) introduced Senate Bill 386 (SB386) along with 11 bipartisan co-sponsors to promulgate rules and regulations setting up a functioning medical…

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (March 28, 2017) – Today, the West Virginia House unanimously passed a bill that would significantly expand the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Final approval would set the foundation to end federal prohibition in practice. Del. Jeff Eldridge…

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Mar. 24, 2017) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed bill into law that will help facilitate healthcare freedom without federal government regulation. Del. Joel Ellington (R-Princeton) and Del. Amy Summers (R-Flemington) introduced House Bill 2301 (HB2301) on Feb. 9. The new law specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical…