Raleigh County Commission won’t be writing permission for local marijuana growers to dispense medical cannabis from the county any time soon, commissioners declared Tuesday during the regular commission meeting.
Commission President Dave Tolliver and county attorney Bill Roop promised that, instead, county commissioners will wait until state regulations that govern the use of legal medical marijuana — and who is allowed to grow, process and dispense it — are settled by legislators.
The West Virginia Bureau for Public Health is in the early stages of developing the Office of Medical Cannabis and drafting temporary rules that are needed to implement the Medical Cannabis Act, which Gov. Jim Justice signed into law in April.
During the Tuesday meeting, Raleigh County resident George Plumley asked Tolliver and commissioners Byrd White and Linda Epling to sign an official document permitting Plumley to operate a medical cannabis business in the county.
“I am a lifelong resident of West Virginia,” said Plumley, adding that he is a disabled Army veteran who spent 20 years in the military. “I’m proud to be a