West Virginia’s Long-Delayed Medical Marijuana Market Poised To Launch

WV currently holds the record for the slowest state rollout of medical cannabis

West Virginia’s potential $40 million medical marijuana program finally is set to launch Friday with the opening of the state’s first dispensary by multistate giant Trulieve Cannabis.

The start of medical marijuana sales comes a whopping four years and seven months after West Virginia approved a law permitting the cultivation and sale of MMJ.

“West Virginia holds the unfortunate record for the slowest state to implement medical cannabis access,” Karen O’Keefe, Marijuana Policy Project’s state policies director, wrote in an email to MJBizDaily.

“Many patients have surely died waiting.”

Delaware held the previous record at four years and one month, according to MPP.

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