West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (July 5, 2017) – Yesterday, a West Virginia law went into effect that significantly expands the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. The new law sets the foundation to end federal prohibition of hemp in effect in the…

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 27, 2017) – On Tuesday, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law significantly expanding the state’s hemp licensing program, opening the door for anybody in the state to produce or process industrial hemp for commercial purposes. The new law sets the foundation to end federal prohibition of hemp in…

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 House gave final approval to a bill that would legalize medical marijuana and take a step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in the state. Sen. Richard Ojeda (D – Logan, 07) sponsored Senate Bill 386 (SB386), along with 11 bipartisan co-sponsors. The legislation would…

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…