West Virginia

Jim Justice (R)

West Virginia

Took Office 2017
Term Expires 2020
NORML Grade: D

2019 Enacted Legislation

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)

2019 Vetoed Legislation

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)


“I want everyone here to understand — I am adamantly, adamantly, etched in stone, adamantly against recreational marijuana [legalization].” (Link)

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