CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice signed a law Wednesday making West Virginia the 29th state to allow the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
The law lets doctors prescribe cannabis to patients who are terminally ill or have seizures, cancer, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, AIDS and other specified conditions.
“All of us will feel like we’re doing something good for a family out there,” Justice said at the signing ceremony at the state Capitol in Charleston.
The law is comprehensive, providing for licensed plant growers, processors and dispensaries, making cannabis available to patients in pills, oils, patches, topical gels, liquids and a form that can be vaporized.
The law doesn’t authorize the sale of cannabis for smoking, and patients can’t legally grow their own plants. [Read More @ Herald-Dispatch]