Meet With a Medical Marijuana Doctor in West Virginia

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It looks like we are not currently helping patients in West Virginia to get their medical marijuana cards. However, you can take advantage of our Personalized Consults as a West Virginia resident to better understand how cannabis and cbd may be helpful to you.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in WV

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

When we’re booking appointments in West Virginia, you will schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in WV through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.

2CONSULT WITH AN MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

In West Virginia, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in WV

When SB 386 first passed in 2017, it changed the game for West Virginia regarding medicinal cannabis; however, setting up the playing field is reportedly taking long. Between federal regulation laws and banking regulations, state officials remain unable to make reliable decisions, delaying the program, according to the Americans for Safe Access (ASA).

ASA, a Washington-based organization that reports all U.S. state medical cannabis programs annually, gives West Virginia an F for the 2020 marking period even though the Mountain State made some positive changes, including allowing dry cannabis flower along with oils.

“Continued delays to program launch is directly impacting patients’ lives by denying them access to the medicine they need for treatment,” reports ASA. “Further, state delays are placing patients at risk of arrest and prosecution for obtaining and using a medicine that the state has failed to deliver legal access to, despite having authorized the creation of a medical cannabis program over three years ago.”

Meanwhile, West Virginia is announcing winners of statewide cultivation licenses, according to MetroNews.  “Ten growers were selected to receive the permits out of 39 applicants,” reports the local West Virginia news source in September 2020. “They’ll not be able to sit around. Each permit requires action within six months.”

While it may take even more time for West Virginia to spearhead the statewide medical cannabis program, the Mountain State is doing the best that it can, regardless of ASA’s failing score of F.

Qualifying Conditions and Costs

West Virginia qualifies patients on a “serious medical condition,” including:

Along with having a qualifying condition, a patient who lives in West Virginia must prove their residency with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. Additionally, the patient must pay a $50 annual card registration fee that must be renewed annually at the same price.

Caregivers

A West Virginia resident who wants to become a caregiver must be at least 21 years old and prove their state address with a valid driver’s license or identification card. Additionally, a caregiver undergoes a background check to be approved. However, a caregiver will not be considered unless designated as an assistant by the state registered cannabis cardholder.

Possession and Cultivation

West Virginia’s medical cannabis possession limits are open-ended, with a patient allowed to possess up to a 30-day supply based on the physician’s recommended amount. There is absolutely no cultivation in the state. West Virginia permits medical cannabis in various forums, including a pill, oil, topical, tincture, liquid, dermal patch. The government also allows “a form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization, excluding dry leaf or plant form unless dry leaf or plant forms become acceptable under the rules adopted by the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the state West Virginia refer me to certified medical cannabis physicians?

No, the state does not offer any physician referrals, which is why when Veriheal sets up shop in West Virginia, residents who wish to apply for a medical cannabis card will be able to use the platform.

Yes. West Virginia does consider chronic pain as a qualifying condition for the statewide program.

Yes. To be approved for a medical cannabis license in WV an applicant must provide either a state license or identification card to prove their residency.

Places to Visit in West Virginia After Enjoying Your Medicine

The high peaks of West Virginia, appropriately named the Mountain State, is an outdoor wonderland of thick forests, roaring rivers, caves, and perfect skiing peaks. Not to mention it's a great place to go whitewater rafting, fishing, and water skiing when not camping underneath the stars. Between Blackwater Falls State Park, New River Gorge National River, and Seneca Rocks and Monongahela National Forest, it's hard to decide on where to spend the day or weekend, for that matter. While some say exploring Seneca Caverns is exciting, others feel flying down Snowshoe Mountain on skis is the thrill to seek. No matter what part of West Virginia, locals, or visitors alike escape to, they always leave with lifetime memories of Mother Nature mixed with loved ones.

The Greenbriar

Greenbriar's extravagant resort was once a World War II detention center and "Project Green Island," an underground nuclear war bunker set aside for U.S. Congress members during the Cold War. The resort, which once featured up to 20 presidents and Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, has dozens of outdoor and indoor activities to keep patrons pleased during their stay. From horseback riding, indoor tennis court, and golf course to a day spa up to 40,000 square feet, staying at the Greenbriar offers much more than room service.

West Virginia Penitentiary & Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Popular among those who love the paranormal, the West Virginia Penitentiray is the perfect place to explore, with reported hauntings in the prison that performed up to 100 death penalty executions. If that is not scary enough, the Trans-Allegheny Asylum, also popular among spiritualists, touts awesome architecture, Civil War history, and being a monumental edifice in the history of mental illness therapy. The nationally historic site offers paranormal and flashlight tours to leave visitors with long lasting nightmares.

Seneca Caverns

Up to 460 million years old, Seneca Caverns, native to the tribe, are now available for visitors to explore up to 165 feet below the earth. For those who want to go deeper, guided cave doors are open, while gemstone mining is also on hand. Seneca Rocks gives hikers an outer experience to climb what is considered some of the best East Coast mountains. If touring the earth’s underground or peaks are not enough fun, area attractions including horseback riding, golf, and scenic railroads are nearby to enjoy. Blackwater Falls is also nearby, giving tourists a chance to stand under cascading water in one hour and walk through caves in the next.

Data Last Updated 10/17/2020

Last week we signed up

5,404 patients

for their medical cannabis cards