Governor Jim Justice’s opposition to marijuana that is legalizing recreational purposes appears to be softening.
Justice opened the door just a crack during a town that is virtual conference Tuesday, in which the Governor ended up being once more pitching their proposed removal for the state earnings income tax.
A questioner—Dylan from Ripley—asked, so we can tax it?“Do you support legalizing marijuana fully to bring in more money to our state” (The question and answer begin at aprox. the mark that is 22-minute of city hallway. View right here.)
Justice started their solution with “I don’t,” after which quickly added, “but i will be weakening on that position.”
The Governor continued to state that he’s perhaps not educated sufficient in the problem to create a “really good evaluation at the time of yet.”
He is concerned that legalization would aggravate the state’s currently challenging drug issue, but he included which he has heard from some within the medical community that making marijuana legal could have the contrary impact and reduce the medication issue.
(healthcare cannabis has already been appropriate in western Virginia and qualified clients started registering month that is last www.medcanwv.org.)
Remember, Justice is looking for additional revenue to offset the loss of more than $2 billion from the General Revenue Fund by eliminating the continuing state tax. Legalizing and taxing cannabis would generate income, but simply how much? [Read more at West Virginia Metro News]