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This is How You Will Get a Medical Marijuana Card in WV

STEP 1

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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.

STEP 2

TALK TO A 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.

STEP 3

GET 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.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in West Virginia

Senate Bill 386 created the Medical Cannabis Act that allows for cannabis to be used for certified medical use by a West Virginia resident with a serious medical condition and is limited by law to the following forms:

  • Pill/Capsule
  • Oil
  • Topical forms including gels, creams or ointments,
  • 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 rules adopted by the Bureau for Public Health; tincture; liquid; or dermal patch.

The program is still in the early stages of development. Much has been done to lay the groundwork for implementing the law, however there is more that still must happen both within DHHR and across the industry before a medical cannabis product can be made available.

Patients will not have to pay a sales tax on medical cannabis. However, there will be a 10-percent tax on sales from growers/processors to dispensaries.

Medical cannabis cards will not be available until July of 2019.

Data last updated 01/29/2019