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]