CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — In June, the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis will host several public sign-up events for medical cannabis patients.
At the events, the Office of Medical Cannabis will assist patients with the electronic application process to acquire a medical cannabis patient card.
The dates and times of each event are listed below.
|Lewisburg||Fairfield Inn & Suites|
273 Coleman Drive, Lewisburg, WV 24901
|June 22, 2022||9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
5400 W. Webster Road, Summersville, WV 26651
|June 23, 2022||9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Logan||Holiday Inn & Suites|
101 George Kostas Drive, Logan, WV 25601
|June 27, 2022||9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|New Martinsville||Holiday Inn Express|
1202 WV-2, New Martinsville, WV 26155
|June 29, 2022||9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
61 Development Drive, Glenville, WV 26351
|June 30, 2022||9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
For more information on the sign-up events, contact the Office of Medical Cannabis by phone at (304) 356-5090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to get a medical cannabis card in West Virginia:
- Schedule an appointment with a registered physician. Those who qualify will get a copy of the Patient Certification form at the end of their appointment.
- Once the patient receives the Patient Certification form from their physician, they can apply for a medical cannabis card in the registration portal.
- Patients must register for an account if they don’t already have one. Click the “REGISTER” button in the top, righthand corner.
- Complete the application in the registration portal.
- Submit payment (unless a financial hardship waiver is requested and approved [more details below]).
- If an application is approved, the patient will receive their West Virginia Medical Cannabis card.
- High-quality digital photo of a passport;
- Photo ID, such as a driver’s license;
- Proof of West Virginia residency. View the list of acceptable documentation here;
- Copy of the completed Patient Certification form provided to you by your physician.
Conditions that qualify:
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or immune deficiency syndrome;
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;
- Parkinson’s disease;
- Multiple sclerosis;
- Damage to the spinal cord tissue with neurological signs of intractable spasticity;
- Huntington’s disease;
- Crohn’s disease;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- Uncontrollable seizures;
- Sickle cell anemia;
- Severe, chronic or unmanageable pain (including pain of neuropathic origin);
- Terminal illness with a life expectancy of approximately one year or less.
Other important information:
- Patients must be 18 and over. Minors may qualify if a caregiver applies on their behalf.
- Cards expire after one year for patients who registered after October 1, 2021.
- Patients can request a fee waiver based on financial hardship (income below 200% of the federal poverty level). They must provide acceptable proof of income, such as W-2, recent pay stubs, proof of benefit eligibility, etc.
- Applications will be reviewed within 30 to 60 days, and patients will receive an email regarding the status of their application.
- If an application is denied, the patient will be informed of the reason. If an application needs a correction, it will be rejected and sent back to be corrected and resubmitted.
Click here for more information on how to get a West Virginia Medical Cannabis card.