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W.Va.: Patients can finally register for the medical cannabis program!

Feb 03, 2021

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For more information on how to qualify, visit the website for the Office of Medical Cannabis.

Since April 19, 2017, when Gov. Jim Justice signed West Virginia’s medical cannabis bill into law, patients have been waiting for the program to become operational. Fortunately, the wait finally appears to be nearing an end. The state’s Office of Medical Cannabis announced last week that permits have been granted for 100 dispensaries across the state, and today they opened the process for patients to begin registering for the program.

In order to qualify, patients will need to obtain a written certification from a participating physician. A list of physicians is available here. You can now access the patient registration portal from the website for the Office of Medical Cannabis.

It will likely be several months before patients will be able to obtain medical cannabis from dispensaries, but this is a huge step forward for the program. MPP’s summary of the law is available here.

Please share this message with anybody you know who might wish to register for the medical cannabis program in West Virginia!