Office of Medical Cannabis
Senate Bill 386, signed into law on April 19, 2017, by Governor Jim Justice, 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; 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 West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis is committed to a goal of less than two years for patients with a qualifying medical condition being able to procure quality-tested medical cannabis in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis is now accepting permit applications for medical cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries, and laboratories. The application period will end on February 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST. After February 18, 2020, no additional applications will be accepted. Applicants should be aware that it may take an extended period of time for the refund of permit fees in the case of a non-successful application.
The Office of Medical Cannabis will cease accepting questions related to medical cannabis organization applications at 3:00 p.m. EST on February 10, 2020. Please submit your questions to our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-356-5090 on or before that date. Any questions related to medical cannabis organization applications received after that date will not receive a response in advance of the deadline for application submissions.
Due to a recent supreme court decision (TENNESSEE WINE AND SPIRITS RETAILERS ASSN. v. RUSSELL F. THOMAS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TENNESSEE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION, ET AL.), the residency requirement referred to by West Virginia Code §16A-6-3 Grant of Permit will not be applied to applicants seeking a West Virginia permit to operate as a medical cannabis organization.
Applicants are advised to be aware of all federal laws regarding the possession, production and distribution of medical cannabis. The Office of Medical Cannabis will not advise any applicant or permittee with regard to any federal law, and the issuance of a permit in no way endorses compliance with any federal law.
Affidavit of Capital Adequacy Initial Application – DISPENSARY
Affidavit of Capital Adequacy Initial Application – GROWERS and PROCESSORS
Affidavit of Suitability For Participation in a Medical Cannabis Organization
Background Check - NonCriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights
Background Check - Privacy Act Statement
Criminal Background Check Acknowledgement
Location Boundaries for Dispensaries Policy
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Report and Recommendations for the Governor and Legislature
Pending Legislative Rules
Medical Cannabis Act
Medical Cannabis Program - General Provisions
Medical Cannabis Program - Growers/Processors
Medical Cannabis Program - Laboratories
Medical Cannabis Program - Dispensaries
Medical Cannabis Program - Safe Harbor Letter
Frequently Asked Questions
Growers/Processors/Dispensaries/Laboratories Information (Updated 2/5/2020)
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Information
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Members Announced
Additional Helpful Links
Child Care Locator
Jason Frame Selected to Lead West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis
Medical Cannabis Permit Applications to Open December 19
U.S. Department of Justice Enforcement Policy Press Release
U.S. Department of Justice Memo on Enforcement
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting Documents
Work Group Membership
Medical Cannabis: Patient and Physician Interest Survey Results and Data
West Virginia Medical Cannabis: Patient and Physician Interest Survey and Other Available Data
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Report and Recommendations
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, call 304-356-5090 or (toll-free) 844-949-1709, or fax 304-558-0035.