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January 17, 2019

West Virginia House Dems Push Recreational Marijuana as Bargaining Chip for Proposed Tax Repeal

WV Public Broadcasting – Taking a quick glance at Gov. Jim Justice’s legislative agenda, many onlookers are wondering how the budget will shape up by the end of session. With proposals for new spending and rollbacks on taxes currently yielding high-dollar price-tags, getting to a balanced budget remains unknown. Read article.

But politics are a part of policy making — and everything becomes a negotiation.

With a fix to the state’s medical marijuana program also on the table, some House Democrats may try to use a proposed tax repeal as a bargaining chip to go for full-on legalization for adult recreational use.

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