Saying he was there to show basic compassion, Gov. Jim Justice signed into law the bill that makes West Virginia the 29th state to legalize medical marijuana.
Justice signed the bill in a Wednesday ceremony with a few legislators in attendance, including Delegate Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, who sponsored several medical marijuana bills through the years, and Sen. Richard Ojeda, D-Logan, who was the lead sponsor of the bill that passed.
"With great pleasure, I'm going to sign this into law," Justice said. "I think all of us feel like we are doing something good for families out there. At the end of the day, no matter what we do, there's a name attached to it -- a family attached to it. We know that."