West Virgina Medical Marijuana
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- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Intractable seizures
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuropathies (chronic nerve pain)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Severe chronic or intractable pain
- Spinal cord damage
- Sickle cell anemia
- Terminally illness
When may I apply for a medical cannabis patient card?
A release date for applications has not yet been determined for patients and caregivers. A press release will be issued once that has been determined. Please refer to the www.medcanwv.gov website for updates.
How do I apply for a medical cannabis patient card?
When the application is been released, a link to the online application will be available on the www.medcanwv.gov website. The patient will:
- Submit an online application with the required fee.
- Obtain a completed physician’s certification from an approved practitioner prior to applying.
Who will be able to obtain medical cannabis?
Patients who are residents of West Virginia and have a serious medical condition as defined in the Medical Cannabis Act, certified by a physician and issued a card by the Office of Medical Cannabis will be able to obtain medical cannabis at an approved dispensary located within West Virginia.
A “caregiver” who is designated by the patient (who has been issued a medical cannabis patient card by the Office of Medical Cannabis) and approved by the Bureau will be able to obtain medical cannabis from an approved dispensary located within West Virginia in order for the caregiver to deliver medical cannabis to the patient.
Will patients with a serious medical condition be eligible to receive medical cannabis if they are under 18?
Yes. Patients under the age of 18 with a serious medical condition may obtain medical cannabis through a caregiver. Once the patient application is available, a parent or legal guardian will apply for the patient identification card on behalf of the minor patient. Once the patient identification card is issued, the parent or legal guardian, the person designated by a parent or legal guardian, or an individual approved by the Bureau in the absence or unavailability of a parent or legal guardian, will then apply as a caregiver.
What forms of medical cannabis are approved for use?
- Topical forms, including gels, cream or ointments
- A form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization, excluding dry leaf or plant form unless dry leaf or plants forms become acceptable under rules adopted by the Bureau for Public Health
- Dermal Patch