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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I Qualify for Medical Marijuana in the State of West Virginia?
    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has approved a number of qualifying conditions that will allow patients to access medical marijuana in West Virginia. If you’ve been diagnosed, or even think you could be experiencing one of these conditions, it pays to schedule a consultation with a doctor who will evaluate your medical history and provide guidance on how medical marijuana can enhance your life. ​
  • Why Do I Need a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
    A West Virginia Marijuana Card shows that you have been approved by a licensed West Virginia physician and added to the West Virginia medical marijuana registry. With this card, you can: 1. Purchase marijuana from dispensaries in West Virginia. 2. Possess marijuana products in West Virginia. 3. Consume marijuana products in West Virginia
  • How Do I Get a West Virginia Marijuana Card?
    To obtain your West Virginia marijuana card, you need to have a West Virginia doctor confirm that you suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions and recommend medical marijuana to you. Our staff at West Virginia Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified doctor and helping you every step of the way! Our team specializes in helping patients across the state of West Virginia obtain their medical marijuana cards. We service patietns in all major West Virginia cities, and our doctors are here to help you through the process. Give us a call, or send us a message, if you’d like to find out more information about how you can get your medical marijuana card in West Virginia.
  • Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting a West Virginia Marijuana Doctor Office?
    We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as the doctor is the only person who determines whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you provide the physician with as much information as possible regarding your qualifying medical condition when completing your patient intake form. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way.
  • What Conditions Make a Patient Eligible for Medical Marijuana in West Virginia?
    All patients deemed to be terminally ill, with an expected life span of less than one year, are eligible to receive medical marijuana in West Virginia. Additional qualifying conditions include: ​ ​​Cancer Position status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Parkinson’s disease Multiple sclerosis Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity  Epilepsy  Neuropathies Huntington’s disease Crohn’s disease  Post-traumatic stress disorder  Intractable seizures Sickle cell anemia Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain Terminal illness that is defined as a medical prognosis of life expectancy of approximately one year or less if the illness runs its normal course​
  • When Can I Apply for My West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
    Patient registration for West Virginia’s medical marijuana program began in 2021, and licensed dispensaries are now open. Go ahead and schedule an appointment with our expert team to begin the process of applying for your West Virginia medical marijuana card today.
  • When Will I Receive My West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
    After approval at your evaluation appointment, your application will be reviewed within 30-60 days. You will receive an email regarding the status of your application. Our compassionate team at West Virginia Marijuana Card will support you, and we will do our best to help you navigate any challenges that arise.
  • How Much Does It Cost to Get My West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
    Some doctors charge an exorbitant amount of money just for an initial examination. We feel strongly that, if you qualify for medical marijuana, you shouldn't have trouble accessing it due to cost. As such, we offer a variety of discounts, including veteran discounts and SSI or SSDI discounts. Additionally, after the initial appointment, all necessary follow-ups are free for 12 months.
  • ​Where Can Patients Purchase Medical Marijuana in West Virginia?
    Once you have obtained a recommendation from a certified doctor and received your West Virginia Marijuana card, you'll be able to purchase medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary located throughout the state of West Virginia.
  • Can I Smoke Medical Marijuana in West Virginia?
    All approved forms of medical marijuana in West Virginia include: ​​ Pills Oils Gels, creams, and ointments Extracts formulated for vaporization or nebulization Tinctures and other liquids Dermal patches Flower is approved only for vaporization.
  • How Much Medical Marijuana Can Be Purchased At West Virginia Dispensaries?
    The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources states that patients or caregivers may not possess an amount of medical cannabis that exceeds a 30-day supply. During the last 7 days of any 30-day period, a patient may obtain and possess a 30-day supply for the subsequent 30-day period. Meanwhile, the precise amount that constitutes a 30-day supply may differ between patients and must be specified by the prescribing doctor
  • Can I Grow My Own Medical Marijuana in West Virginia?
    No. It is prohibited for patients to grow their own medical marijuana in West Virginia.
  • Will My Insurance or Medicaid Pay for Medical Marijuana?
    No, we are not aware of any insurance providers that cover the costs of medical marijuana at present.
  • Does West Virginia Have Reciprocity with Other States?
    The DHHR may enter into reciprocity agreements with any states that have comparable requirements for the use and lawful purchase of medical cannabis in a manner consistent with the provisions of the Act to allow terminally ill cancer patients to purchase medical cannabis in another state.
  • ​What Is a Designated Caregiver, and How Many Can I Have?
    A "designated caregiver" is selected by the patient and approved by the DHHR to obtain medical cannabis from an approved dispensary located in the state and to administer the cannabis to the patient. Patients may designate up to two caregivers for the state to approve.
  • How Do I Apply to Become a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in West Virginia?
    Caregivers must undergo a criminal history background check, with fingerprints submitted, as part of the approval process. Any applicant who has been convicted of a criminal offense relating to the felony sale or possession of drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances that occurred within the past 5 years will have their application denied by the state. Caregivers must also submit an application for an identification card along with a registration fee, which may be waived or reduced in the event of financial hardship.
  • Do I Need a Caregiver Card to Purchase Medical Marijuana for My Child?
    Patients under the age of 18 with a serious medical condition may obtain a West Virginia Marijuana Card through a caregiver. For patients under the age of 18, a caregiver may be a parent or legal guardian, a person designated by a parent or guardian, or an individual approved by the DHHR
  • Can a West Virginia Caregiver Have More Than One Patient?
    Yes. An approved caregiver may serve up to five patients at once. Meanwhile, a single patient may be served by up to two caregivers.
  • Can My Employer Still Drug Test Me for Marijuana if I Am a Patient?
    Unfortunately, West Virginia does not protect medical marijuana patients from employee drug testing. It will be left to the discretion of each employer whether they wish to recognize an employee's medical marijuana approval as an exemption to company drug testing policies. However, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an individual in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment based on an individual’s past or present status as a caregiver or a qualifying patient.
  • I’m Ready to Schedule My Consultation With the Team at West Virginia Marijuana Card! Is My Personal Information Kept Confidential?
    The privacy of our patients is a top priority of ours, so we make sure all patient information is kept confidential in our HIPAA compliant file storage system.

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