How to Get A West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in West Virginia?
Yes! Medical marijuana is legal in West Virginia! West Virginia's medical marijuana law was passed in April of 2017 and went into effect on July 1, 2019. The first medical cannabis dispensary opened in Morgantown in November of 2021, and multiple dispensaries are preparing to open throughout the state in 2022!
In order to buy medical marijuana at licensed dispensaries in West Virginia, you need to first get a West Virginia marijuana card. Once you have your card, you can shop at any dispensary in the state to legally purchase medical marijuana products like flower, tinctures, concentrates, vape carts, capsules, topicals and more!
How to Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in West Virginia
In order to qualify for a West Virginia medical marijuana card and legally purchase medical cannabis from one of the state licensed dispensaries, you only need to meet the following three requirements:
1. Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition.
2. Have the official written certification from a West Virginia licensed physician.
3. Be a West Virginia resident with proof of residency (WV Driver’s License or WV State ID card).
What Conditions Are Approved for Treatment With Medical Marijuana in WV?
Below, you'll find a list of the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in West Virginia. These conditions qualify because the West Virginia Board of Medicine has determined that cannabis is a safe, effective treatment option for their associated symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, you probably qualify for a West Virginia marijuana card!
If you are still unsure of your medical card eligibility in WV, don't hesitate to reach out to our patient support team at (877) 303-8424. We can help you obtain your medical records, and schedule an appointment with one of our West Virginia marijuana doctors online if it looks like you might meet the qualification guidelines!
Get Your West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
in Four Easy Steps!
Schedule an MMJ evaluation appointment online or by calling us at (877) 303-8424
Submit your patient form, State ID, medical records and make your payment.
Connect with our medical marijuana doctor using your phone, computer or tablet.
Register your West Virginia Marijuana Card and access WV cannabis dispensaries!
How to Get Approved for a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
If you have previously been diagnosed with a qualifying condition or believe you currently suffer from one, you are most likely eligible for a West Virginia medical marijuana card. The next step in the process is to find a compassionate MMJ doctor to review your condition(s) and if appropriate, recommend medical marijuana as part of your treatment plan.
All West Virginia medical marijuana physicians have completed a 4-hour training course that is developed by the West Virginia Department of Human and Health Resources Bureau, and they are also registered with the state with certification that they are qualified to treat serious medical conditions.
What to Expect at Your Online Appointment With a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Doctor
Once you've identified the doctor you wish to see, you will need to schedule an online medical marijuana evaluation. At the appointment, you and your medical marijuana doctor will likely discuss your condition, as well as your medical history.
It is helpful if you can bring any relevant medical records documenting your qualifying condition. By bringing your medical records to the appointment, you significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a medical cannabis recommendation from the doctor during your appointment.
If your West Virginia medical marijuana doctor is able to confirm your qualifying condition and believes medical cannabis is an appropriate treatment option, you will receive a signed certification recommending medical marijuana products as part of your treatment plan. This signed recommendation will then be submitted to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources along with your $50 annual registration fee.
What to Expect After Your West Virginia Medical Marijuana Evaluation
After your medical marijuana evaluation appointment, the doctor's signed MMJ recommendation will be submitted to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. You will be responsible for the state’s $50 medical marijuana patient registration fee.
Once you have paid your fee and the state has received your marijuana doctor’s certification, you will be added to the patient registry and receive your West Virginia medical marijuana identification card. At West Virginia Marijuana Card, we take care of submitting your application to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to make the process as easy as possible for you.
The medical marijuana doctors and patient support team at West Virginia Marijuana Card will stick with you every step of the way until you have received your West Virginia MMJ card—and beyond! We are here to answer all your questions, help you obtain your medical records if necessary, and help you find the WV cannabis dispensary nearest you!
We even offer unlimited follow-up visits after your appointment for the entire time your medical marijuana card is valid through us, to ensure you are on the right track with your medical marijuana treatment plan!
What Information and Forms Are Required When a Patient Applies for a West Virginia Marijuana Card?
The following are required when submitting your application:
• The medical marijuana patient application form
• The completed physician written certification for medical marijuana
• Photocopy of your West Virginia issued driver's license or state ID (Please be aware that your name and address on your application form must match what is listed on your West Virginia driver's license or ID)
• The nonrefundable $50 application fee
How to Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor in West Virginia
With West Virginia's medical marijuana program officially in full swing, people across the Mountain State are actively exploring how they can become a patient, to access legal medical marijuana dispensaries and purchase cannabis and marijuana products that will relieve their symptoms.
In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in West Virginia, patients must first find a physician licensed by the State of West Virginia to provide medical marijuana evaluations, schedule an online MMJ appointment, and be identified as having one or more of the qualifying conditions to receive a recommendation.
West Virginia Marijuana Card can help you with everything you need to get a medical card in West Virginia! We are one of the largest and most trusted medical marijuana physician referral providers in the state, and we make getting your marijuana card in WV affordable and convenient! Give our patient support team a call today at (877) 303-8424, to start getting the natural relief you deserve!
Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana in West Virginia After My Evaluation Appointment?
We can’t guarantee medical marijuana approval for anyone, as the marijuana doctor is the only person that makes the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval to apply for a medical card on WV, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments.
Though we can't guarantee that you will get approved for medical cannabis in West Virginia, we do promise a full refund (minus a small fee if we assist in getting your medical records) if our doctors determine that medical marijuana is not the right treatment option for you!
Why Should You Get a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
If you're currently living with one or more of the qualifying West Virginia medical marijuana list of conditions, you can safely and legally get marijuana products at licensed dispensaries! The West Virginia Board of Medicine has determined that cannabis is a safe, effective treatment for a number of conditions, including chronic pain and PTSD.
In order to legally get marijuana in West Virginia, and to get the most out of your cannabis treatment, you need to initiate a regimen under the supervision of an MMJ physician who has the training, compassion, and belief in the medicinal qualities inherent in cannabis.
At West Virginia Marijuana Card, all of our doctors are licensed under the State of West Virginia and registered with the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis. They've completed continuing medical education cannabis courses to ensure that they have critical and recent information related to the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana, and they are prepared to help you get the natural relief you deserve!
Medical marijuana products should be purchased from a licensed West Virginia dispensary to ensure that you are getting a safe product that is accurately labeled and has been tested for purity and potency. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources supports the use of medical marijuana (in its various forms) as a low risk and successful method of treatment for any one or more of the qualifying conditions.
With your West Virginia medical marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all West Virginia dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries carry many forms of medical marijuana in varying strengths and potency.
Product availability is growing as the West Virginia medical cannabis program expands, and patients can find medical marijuana flower, vape pens and carts, concentrates, capsules, tinctures and more at legal dispensaries throughout the state.
Your West Virginia Marijuana Card makes it easy for you to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are registered with West Virginia's Office of Medical Cannabis through the state's Department of Health and Human Resources. This gives you the legal right to possess, transport, and consume medical marijuana products.
Access to Other States
A West Virginia Marijuana Card gets you access to all dispensaries located within the state. That's a given, but you might end up getting more value than you originally anticipated. Many states with medical marijuana laws already on the books offer medical marijuana reciprocity with their program. This means that you can use your medical card in another state that has reciprocity laws in place, to purchase medical marijuana from their dispensaries.
As of 2022, Washington DC is the closest location that accepts out of state cards, but other states across the US also offer reciprocity. Additionally, medical marijuana programs are being developed and expanding in our neighboring states, and reciprocity could be offered soon.
I Have a Qualifying Medical Condition, How Do I Get Approved in WV?
If you are currently living with one of the conditions listed above, you are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in West Virginia. However, before you can walk into dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana, you will need a West Virginia Marijuana card. The easiest way to obtain one is through our services here at West Virginia Marijuana Card.
Schedule an appointment with one of our medical marijuana doctors to start getting natural relief from your symptoms! If you still have questions, don't hesitate to call our patient support team at (877) 303-8424.
What Is a West Virginia Marijuana Card?
A West Virginia Marijuana card (sometimes referred to as an "affirmative defense" card) is simply the patient identification card that you will receive from the Department of Health and Human Resources once you've been registered as a medical marijuana patient. With your card in hand, you'll have all of the legal rights and benefits granted to medical marijuana patients under the state's medical cannabis laws
West Virginia Marijuana Card understands that the medical marijuana laws in West Virginia can be confusing, and your primary care physician may not be prepared to discuss medical marijuana as a treatment option if you have a qualifying condition. West Virginia Marijuana Card removes the guesswork and stress from this process.
Our friendly support staff will carefully walk you through the entire process, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment to submitting your recommendation to the Department of Health and Human Resources after your appointment. We offer convenient, affordable medical marijuana cards in West Virginia, and we are ready to help you take control of your treatment plan and symptom management!
Please give us a call today if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor today!