Holds office State House District 5
Cosponsor of HB 4149 Authorizing possession and smoking of medical cannabis in 2018
In response to Sessions rescinding the Cole Memo: "Fluharty — who supports the legalization of recreational cannabis — criticized the new federal position Thursday. He said, “My opinion is this is a direct attack on states’ rights and the will of the people in states. The same people who tell us they support states’ rights are taking away the decision of many people. … I don’t like any decisions made by public officials that go against the will of the voters.”
The delegate added, “It’s short-sighted and goes against the will of the people and the voters. It’s complete hypocrisy, really.”
He thinks the new policy contradicts Sessions’ and the Trump administration’s previous championing of states’ rights and individual liberties.
On the state level, Fluharty said, “West Virginia should always do what’s in the best interest of its people, not necessarily what the federal government dictates upon us.”