about medical marijuana
in West Virginia
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This is How You Will Get a Medical Marijuana Card in WV
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:
- 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.