Politician Info
D+ Jim Justice (R - WV)

Holds office Governor

Candidate in race for Governor

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Governor Justice signed House Bill 2536, which encourages financial institutions to provide services to those involved in the state’s nascent medical cannabis program. That program, signed into law in 2017, is not yet operational. (Link)

The Governor vetoed legislation, House Bill 2079, that sought to allow dispensaries to vertically integrate their activities. Lawmakers ultimately passed another version of the bill during a special legislative session. (Link)

Comments

In his 2019 State of the State address, Gov. Justice called for passage of banking legislation to allow West Virginia’s medical marijuana law to go forward on July 1, but said, “I am adamantly, etched-in-stone against recreational marijuana.” (1/9/19) (Link)

On enacting SB 386, Gov. Justice said "With great pleasure, I'm going to sign this into law and I think all of us will feel like we're doing something good for families out there." (4/19/17) https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/drug-testing-compliance-employers-gets-more-medical-legal-devine/

Address

State Capitol 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East

Charleston, WV 25305

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