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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -

 

West Virginia's mock legislature for seniors is calling on its real-life counterpart to legalize marijuana.

The proposal to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana is one of several position papers approved by the Silver-Haired Legislature during its 2013 session at the Capitol in Charleston.

The marijuana position paper says revenue from taxing marijuana should go toward drug-rehabilitation programs and reforming the prison system.

According to the position paper, 20 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes since 1996. It says these laws don't appear to have caused any serious social problems.

Silver-Haired Legislature House speaker George Moore tells the Charleston Gazette that it's easier for the group to pass position papers than it is for the real Legislature to pass laws.
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Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com

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