Fayette County (WVVA) – Fayette County is one of the many places in West Virginia to welcome medical cannabis dispensaries, even though they aren’t open.
Three dispensary permit holders are slated to come to Fayette County, but that doesn’t mean patients in need can obtain medical marijuana just yet.
Margaret Staggers, a physician registered to certify patients, said if there’s a push from the federal government to legalize marijuana, there will be positive repercussions.
“It will take a huge burden off our police, off our jail system, off of patients that could really benefit from this drug. It’s way past time for these federal people to act,” said Margaret Staggers M.D.
After finishing an intense course, Staggers qualifies to certify patients as eligible for the use of medical marijuana.
She’s urging other doctors to follow suit.
“Our brain has receptors for this and there’s a whole intricate system tied into tetrahydrocannabinol [THC], and God put it there for some reason. I figure that it was meant to be used,” said Staggers.
Fayetteville’s mayor said she has no complaints, though nothing is set in stone and the dispensaries have yet to open.
“We’re looking forward to any new business coming to the area and we’ll see what happens,” said mayor Sharon Cruikshank.
She said once the dispensaries open for patients, it will be a good service to those who suffer from conditions that require medical marijuana.
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