County passes medical cannabis, Second Amendment measures

County passes medical cannabis, Second Amendment measures

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Commissioners Tom Louisos, from left, Denise Scalph and John Brenemen voted unanimously in Fayette County Wednesday to adopt the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act and to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary. Denise Scalph, president of the Fayette County Commission, makes a point during discussions on Wednesday. FAYETTEVILLE — Fayette County commissioners unanimously voted to support two measures at a special meeting Wednesday morning. In a brief gathering at the county courthouse, Commissioners Denise Scalph, John Brenemen and Tom Louisos placed their unanimous support behind measures centered on medical cannabis and Second Amendment sanctuary. In the medical cannabis scenario, commissioners committed to sending a letter to Jason Frame, director of the Office of Medical Cannabis in the W.Va. DHHR Bureau for Public Health, indicating that Fayette is on board with the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act and will allow the Bureau for Public Health to issue medical cannabis grower, processor and dispensary permits within Fayette County. "Furthermore, the Fayette County Commission has directed the Fayette County Health Department to provide a written statement to the Bureau for Public Health allowing medical cannabis growers, processors and dispensaries to be located and operate within Fayette County," the letter read in part. Teri Harlan, administrator of the Fayette County Health Department, said the item is on the agenda for the Tuesday, Jan. 28 meeting of the county’s board of health. That meeting is set for 4 p.m. The board is expected to "vote to provide a letter of support, basically like […]

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