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GOP Leadership Weighs in on Marijuana Legislation

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Gov. Jim Justice made clear in his 2019 State of the State Address that he wants to see medical marijuana in West Virginia. But he also said he would never support recreational marijuana use. Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Roger Hanshaw joined host Suzanne Higgins on The Legislature Today last night for a discussion about some of the top issues this legislative session, including the debate over marijuana. We have an excerpt from that interview.

Also on today's show, the non-profit, non-partisan news outlet PolitiFact began a partnership with West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media last year. Politi-Fact editors and students have been fact-checking statements, tweets and press releases from Democrats and Republican politicians since August, 2018.  The goal is to provide voters with un-biased, verifiable information about what their elected officials are doing and saying.

Politi-Fact West Virginia editor Lou Jacobson sat down with WVPB news director Jesse Wright recently to talk about the project and what they will be doing with it this year.

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