The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau
for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) announced the successful
applicants for medical cannabis dispensary permits. Recipients of these permits
will be allowed to operate retail locations within West Virginia for certified
patients. A full list of dispensary permit holders can be found at www.medcanwv.org.
Additionally, the OMC announced that eligible West Virginia
residents with serious medical conditions can register to receive medical cannabis
beginning at noon Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at www.medcanwv.org. Registration does not mean that
medical cannabis products can immediately be obtained. The industry is working
to build out facilities in West Virginia and the patient card is valid only in
West Virginia and offers no legal protections for products obtained outside the
West Virginia medical cannabis system. All patients must register through this link
as there is no paper option.
The list of physicians registered to certify patients with a
serious medical condition as eligible for the use of medical cannabis is
available at www.medcanwv.org.
“Even during this pandemic, the Office of Medical Cannabis has
been working hard to advance the program and to achieve these steps to ensure
that medical cannabis is made available to West Virginia residents with serious
medical conditions,” said Jason Frame, Director of the OMC.
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act permits West Virginia residents with serious
medical conditions to procure medical cannabis for certified medical use in the
following forms: Pill; oil; topical forms including gels, creams or ointments;
a form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or
nebulization, dry leaf or plant form; tincture; liquid; or dermal patch.