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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in WV

1BOOK 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. If you have medical records supporting your qualifying condition, you will upload them in this stage.

2CONSULT WITH AN MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes 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 application process is very detailed, so please refer to your congratulations email from Veriheal for assistance. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval via email within 30 days. Once you have your approval, you can begin purchasing.

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 annual certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation. Your state MMJ card, however, will be valid for three years if you apply by June 30, 2021. If applying after June 30th, 2021 and before September 30th, 2021, your state medical card will be valid for 2 years. After September 30th, 2021, all state medical marijuana cards will be valid for one year.

The Status of Cannabis Legalization in WV

On April 19, 2017 West Virginia passed Senate Bill 386, creating the Medical Cannabis Act. This act allows West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions to purchase cannabis in the form of pills, topical products like gels, vape/nebulization products, tinctures, dermal patches, and dried cannabis flower. Licensed dispensaries will not allow patients to purchase edibles, but medical cannabis products can be mixed into food and drinks by the patient after purchase.

This Act also provides funding for medical cannabis research for serious medical conditions as well as revenue to the Substance Abuse Fund and the Division of Justice and Community Services. In addition, it will provide grants to law enforcement agencies for training on drugs and addiction. A 10% tax applies to medical cannabis purchases for patients or caregivers.

Many medical marijuana patients are eagerly waiting for West Virginia’s first round of dispensaries to open hopefully in the summer of 2021.

Medical Marijuana Program Qualifying Conditions and Costs

The following serious medical conditions can help you qualify for a medical cannabis card in the state of West Virginia under the Medical Cannabis Act:

Along with having a qualifying condition, a medical cannabis 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.

Click here for the request form to add qualifying medical conditions to be covered under West Virginia law.

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. A caregiver must submit an application online for a medical cannabis identification card and undergo a criminal history background check.  

In addition, a caregiver must meet one of the following guidelines:

Possession and Cultivation

West Virginia’s medical cannabis possession limits are open-ended, with medical cannabis patients allowed to possess up to a 30-day supply based on the physician’s recommended amount. There is absolutely no home cultivation allowed in the state. West Virginia permits medical cannabis in various forms, including a pill, oil, topical like gels or ointments, tincture, liquid, dermal patch, and dry leaf, but edibles cannot be purchased

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find a medical marijuana doctor in West Virginia?

Physicians in Veriheal’s network can prescribe West Virginia patients medical cannabis and provide you with the necessary forms to apply with the state. In addition, the WV Office of Medical Cannabis’ website has a preliminary list of physicians to contact, but there is no formal referral program.

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

Yes. In order to be approved for a WV medical cannabis license, you must provide a state license or ID card to prove your identity as well as a copy of a utility bill, or voter registration that shows your address for residency purposes.

You can buy medical cannabis after growers and processors become operational. This is expected in the summer of 2021.

The medical cannabis card for West Virginia is only valid in the state currently. Beginning on April 21, 2021 patients may apply for a Safe Harbor Letter that allows patients to purchase medical cannabis in other states that have agreements with West Virginia. The state does not currently have any reciprocity agreements set up with other states and does not offer any legal protections for patients who obtain cannabis out of state.

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 Penitentiary 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 09/16/2021

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