West Virginia, Where Mountaineers Should Be Free

A big motivation of ours here at Pot Life USA is pretty simple and straightforward — we want to end weed prohibition in America.

Montani Semper Liberi (Latin for “Mountaineers are Always Free”) was adopted as the official motto of West Virginia in Article II, Section 2-7, of the state constitution signed in 1872.

In West Virginia a person found in possession of any amount of marijuana is subject to an arrest and misdemeanor charge.

Any amount of selling or transferring pot from state to state is a 5 year sentence with a 1 year automatic minimum.

Though according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse West Virginia has the highest age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids.

Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/opioid-summaries-by-state/west-virginia-opioid-summary

Today marijuana is still classified by the DEA as schedule I drug right next to heroin.

Schedule I

Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

Source: https://www.dea.gov/drug-scheduling

It’s my dream that the people of all our great lands can feel like they have control of their government and not that their government controls them.

Related: House of Delegates amends law to permit medical cannabis patients to use dry leaf [2/20/20]

Marijuana Moonshine: Protect The American Consumer

The Government Is Failing To Protect Consumers

You might have heard recently that vaping might be sending people to the hospital with serious sudden lung failures — and some suspect illegal counterfeit THC pens as the culprit.

The CDC recently hosted a conference call with members of the press regarding these new dangers.

Though we do not know if “fake” homemade THC oil cartridges are to blame we absolutely do know their existance is a reality and very previlent.

When Americans purchase just about any good or service we expect a form of goverment protection. In the case of marijuana we get goverment prosecution.

Weed is not the same as heroin and the U.S. government should right this wrong yesterday.