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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.

OMC 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.

Permit Applications
The OMC 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.
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.

Application Forms
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
Bank Verification 
Criminal Background Check Acknowledgement
Scoring Procedure
Tax Letter of Good Standing
Verification of Application
Workforce WV Compliance Letter 

The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis seeks written proposals for development of a four hour physician training course as described in Article 3 of the Medical Cannabis Act. All proposals which must be accepted as continuing medical education by both the West Virginia Board of Medicine and the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine should be submitted by email to medcanwv@wv.gov.

Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Report and Recommendations for the Governor and Legislature 

Pending Legislative Rules
Chapter 16A. Medical Cannabis Act
64-109 Medical Cannabis Program - General Provisions
64-110 Medical Cannabis Program - Growers/Processors
64-111 Medical Cannabis Program - Laboratories
64-112 Medical Cannabis Program - Dispensaries
64-113 Medical Cannabis Program - Safe Harbor Letter

Frequently Asked Questions
General Information
Patient/Caregiver Information
Growers/Processors/Dispensaries/Laboratories Information
Physician Information
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Information
Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Members Announced 

Additional Helpful Links
Jason Frame Selected to Lead West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (02/02/2018) 
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 (10/11/2017)
Medical Cannabis: Patient and Physician Interest Survey Results and Data (PowerPoint 12/14/2017)
West Virginia Medical Cannabis:  Patient and Physician Interest Survey and Other Available Data Report (02/06/2018)
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Report and Recommendations (02/22/2018)

Please continue to check this website for additional updates.  To contact this office, please e-mail medcanwv@wv.gov, call 304-356-5090 or (toll-free) 844-949-1709, or fax 304-558-0035.
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