Only two companies would be authorized to conduct cannabis testing under the proposal.
By Tyler Arnold, The Center Square
Legislation that would limit medical marijuana testing to two companies passed the West Virginia House and will be considered by the Senate.
House Bill 4627, sponsored by Del. Brandon Steele (R), passed the chamber 67-33 and was communicated to the Senate.
The bill is designed to ensure the two companies that have been investing in medical marijuana testing at the request of the Department of Health and Human Resources will see a return on investment.
However, some critics have noted it would also close the opportunity to other potential companies that would want to perform testing.
Passed (67-33)– HB 4627 – To provide for no more than two licensed laboratories for medical cannabis testing in this state – https://t.co/blrfC5J6EG
— WV House (@wvhouse) February 24, 2022
Medical marijuana has been legal in West Virginia since 2019, but recreational marijuana is not legal in the state.