fast-breaking news analysis about drug policy and illegal drugs

Your Enslavement in the Matrix
five star (video)

Prison for Profit
The Rise of the Prison Industrial Complex
Prison Profiteers (2013)


home   about

MAP scholar

propaganda news

canada uk

australia pot news

psychedelics news

tag cloud topics

concept dictionary

feeds   stats

user analysis

contact us   faq   chat

login register


news hawking!




No Victim/No Crime -

May 3, 2017 - please help Ed Forchion

Need facts? See:

this bot site is Hosted By DrugPolicyCentral! ... Please help us keep going!

US: The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Found: Mon Jun 19 03:39:06 2017 PDT
Webpage: [translate]

topical analysis
prison was NOT mentioned
propaganda analysis

You are the owner of this article.

Edit Article Add New Article


* Logout

This Week's Top Story

MOVING TARGETS: W.Va. Growing a Record of Changing Laws to Head Off Lawsuits

* 700 Overcast *

Charleston, WV (25311)


Thunderstorms - some may contain locally heavy rain, especially during the morning hours. High 77F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall may reach one inch..


Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 60F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: June 19, 2017 @ 6:15 am

* Full Forecast


1 of 3

* Staff Photo by Kirsten Reneau

Although the start of West Virginia's medical marijuana program is still more than two years away, preparations for its rollout have already begun.

Gupta Submitted Photo

* Staff Photo by Kirsten Reneau

Although the start of West Virginia's medical marijuana program is still more than two years away, preparations for its rollout have already begun.

Although the start of West Virginia's medical marijuana program is still more than two years away, preparations for its rollout have already begun.

According to the law signed by Gov. Jim Justice -- Senate Bill 386, which authorizes doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients and establishes a system to oversee the program -- patients will not be able to begin legally purchasing marijuana until July 2019.

Until then, state officials are tasked with taking the steps necessary to comply with SB 386's stipulations.

The language of the bill states that patients diagnosed with certain conditions can apply for an identification card with permission from their doctor.

Conditions include terminal illnesses, cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV or AIDS, PTSD, epilepsy, Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease.

After receiving permission from their doctor, patients will be required to pay a $50 fee to receive ID cards, although this fee may be waived for some patients, depending on their financial situation.

The law does not allow patients to grow their own plants or smoke marijuana.

Only licensed dispensaries will be permitted to sell marijuana, and their sales will be restricted to pills, oils, gels, creams, ointments, tinctures, liquids, dermal patches or non-whole plant forms.

The bill also establishes the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to regulate the program under the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources' Bureau for Public Health.

The bill says the board's members will include four physicians appointed by the state West Virginia State Medical Association, a pharmacist appointed by the Board of Pharmacy, a horticulturist appointed by the agriculture commissioner, a counselor appointed by the West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Counselors and an attorney appointed by the Prosecuting Attorney's Institute, the commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health and the superintendent of the State Police.

A pharmacologist, an attorney and a person who is a patient will be appointed by the governor.

The responsibilities of the board will include issuing licenses to businesses that wish to grow, process or sell medical marijuana, overseeing the development of regulations for the program and certifying doctors to prescribe cannabis.

So far, only one person, Joe Hatton, deputy commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, has officially been appointed to the board.

Crescent Gallagher, a spokesman with the Department of Agriculture, said Hatton was chosen because of his experience and qualifications.

"Joseph Hatton has over 25 years of experience assisting farmers in the soil and water conservation field," he said. "Hatton also has assisted with policy development at the state and national level for the Farm Bureau.

"Hatton earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural resource management and a Master of Science in agricultural economics from West Virginia University's Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. He also possesses technical certifications from the American Society of Agronomy and the American Forage and Grassland Council, providing him with science-based insights concerning the many issues facing West Virginia's agriculture industry."

Once the other members of the board are appointed, they will need to begin building working relationships with one another and come to an agreement on organizational details, Gallagher said.

"The board needs to meet and first understand each other and the expertise in the room," he said. "This is such a complex issue, I would imagine the board may break up into subcommittees to deal with all the issues."

There are many questions the board will have to answer once all of its members are appointed, Gallagher said.

"First, they need to know who is going to own the medical marijuana we grow in the state," he said. "Is the crop going to be owned by a corporation? The farmer? The state? Second, they have to come up with rules and regulations that are not burdensome on farmers."

Dr. Rahul Gupta, commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health and state health officer, said his office is in the "preliminary stage" of developing an implementation plan for the program.

The plan will include "a legal determination of what rules will be necessary to fully implement the act," Gupta said.

"The bureau will be preparing to issue formal rules in a sequential manner to implement the act," he said. "Those rules will begin with requirements for growers and processors so that those entities can come online and begin to produce products, then detailing requirements for dispensaries and physicians, followed closely by requirements for the registration of caregivers and patients."

Other issues which the bureau will have to consider prior to the start of the program include determining how medical marijuana will be shipped, stored, priced and used in laboratory research, Gupta said.

* Regulations

The State Journal's Daily Journal

Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup.

Error! There was an error processing your request.

State Journal Newsletter

Sign up to receive our daily newsletter about all things business and politics in West Virginia.

Sign up

Manage your lists

Most Popular

* Articles

Articles * Foxcroft Towne Center a New Face for Martinsburg Mall

* Time to End Greyhound Breeders' Subsidies

* MU professor pleads guilty in DOH kickback scheme

* FirstEnergy hires 20 new grads from Pierpont program

* Legislature completes budget with compromise cuts

* Buckhannon Teen Leads in Dirt-Track Races Boosting Local Economies

* Charleston couple sues property company, Kanawha clerk over tax sale

* Justice plans to introduce new budget bill

* Miner killed in Boone County

* YOUTH SPORTS: Athletic competitions bring tourism money to WV communities

The State Journal on Twitter

Top Jobs


CNA - Crestview Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation is hiring CNA's.

CDL Drivers needed immediately, On Call. 1 year or more

Top Homes


FAIRMONT - Rock Haddon. Furn. upscale Eff. $675-$695; 1BR $750-$795;

* Bedrooms: 1

BRIDGEPORT - Newer Townhomes. Available Now. 2BR, 1.5BA. Appl. incld.

* Bedrooms: 2

* Bathrooms: 1.5

Top Cars

2005 FLAGSTAFF 27FT. Travel Trailer. New tires, 2 TVs, Slide



Site Search

* eedition

* Energy

* Events & Awards * Generation Next: 40 Under 40 Nomination Form

* Generation Next: 40 Under 40 Event Tickets

* Who's Who in West Virginia Business Nomination Form

* Who's Who in W.Va. Business 2016 Event Tickets

* Government

* Law

* State Journal News * top_story

analysis of article text

prohibitionist hits:0 government drug warrior (prohibition_agency) hits:0 propaganda (drugwar_propaganda) hits:15 legalization hits:0 drug_reformer hits:0 reform_referenda hits:0 cannabis hits:20 stimulant hits:0 narcotic hits:0 hallucinogen hits:0
    prohibitionist     prohibition_agency     drugwar_propaganda     legalization     drug_reformer
    reform_referenda     cannabis     stimulant     narcotic     hallucinogen

incarceration/prison mentioned? NO - the issue of prison or incarceration was NOT mentioned in this article .

propaganda analysis

explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:1 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:0 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:4 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:8 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:0 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:2 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:0 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:0
EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related
[news] [concept]

illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda 75%
[news] [concept]

explicit propaganda propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 propaganda theme5 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
explicit_propaganda : an explicit drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, system, or programexplicit prohibition propaganda

explicit propaganda 70%
[news] [concept]

"spokesman"1SourceWatch: War on Drugs
Write What You're Told
Anti-Drug PSAs From the 80s and 90s
Lippmann, Walter; Public Opinion (1921)
Bernays, Edward; Propaganda (1928)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

propaganda theme2 75%
[news] [concept]

"determination" "cancer" "disease"4Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 75%
[news] [concept]

"Society" "American" "communities" "Public Health"8Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
propaganda_theme5 : drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugschildren

propaganda theme5 70%
[news] [concept]

"Teen" "YOUTH"2Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
Think of the children
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
[news] [concept]

 drugs 90%
[news] [concept]
various drugs  
 psychoactive chemical

chemicals 50%
[news] [concept]

 psychoactive plant

[news] [concept]

[news] [concept]
 depressant intoxicant 50%
[news] [concept]
medical_cannabis : cannabis for medical usemedical cannabis
[news] [concept]
"Medical Cannabis" "medical marijuana" "marijuana to patients"
Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior (2014)
The Flower (video cartoon)
 alcohol 50%
[news] [concept]
"Alcoholism"1Stanton Peele Addiction Web Site
Pot Threatens Booze Profits
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"marijuana" "Cannabis" medical cannabis12Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies Cannabis Link DB
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 various drugs 90%
[news] [concept]
 youth 70%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5
[news] [concept]
"College" "University"
 aggrandizing government

[news] [concept]

"officials" "officially" "expertise" "authorizes"4Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)

re:0.3 st:0.01 fo:0 s:0 d:2.12 c:0.05 db:0.211 a:0.51 m:0.15 t:3.78 (f)

text of article used for CRITICAL ANALYSIS, under FAIR USE provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. § 107, et al.

media charts

Bot's analysis of: "The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse" the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Demand Reduction Section, May 2014
more >>

Newsbot crossword puzzles!

Drug War

A review and analysis of modern prohibition rhetoric

  • Amazon Kindle
  • html (free)
  • pdf (free)
  •   Wonder Drug Cover-Up: Yes, it's true: pot fights cancer. more

    As Bad For Your Lungs As Smoking 20 Normal Cigarettes? 20 times more likely to cause cancer than tobacco? Why does the US Government make cannabis researchers use only Government-issued marijuana?


    Observer's Propaganda Picks
    dripping with drug-war propaganda!

    Prohibition-era cartoons
    Anti-prohibition political cartoons from Prohibition I.

      Support Mapinc & Drugsense

    Donate to drugsense please give generously!

    article tags


    aggrandizement concept - terms of aggrandizement (of government)
    school concept
    youth concept
    various_drugs concept - general terms for drugs
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    alcohol concept - ethyl alcohol for intoxication
    medical_cannabis concept - cannabis for medical use
    depressant_intoxicant concept
    intoxicant concept
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    chemicals concept - Psychoactive Chemicals are chemicals which have mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    drugs concept
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    propaganda_theme5 concept - drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugs
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    explicit_propaganda concept - an explicit drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, system, or program
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition