Armstead: Attempts to legalize recreational marijuana helped kill bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — House Speaker Tim Armstead says continued attempts by those wanting to legalize marijuana for recreational use helped kill a bill on the last night of the regular 60-day session Saturday night.


House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha

“There are so many people whose ultimate goal is to legalize marijuana recreationally in all areas to try to get it into the mix and try to put that into the bill that we’re working on. Frankly, that’s what killed this bill,” Armstead (R-Kanawha) said on Monday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

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