How to Get a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in West Virginia?
Yes! Medical marijuana is legal in West Virginia! 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 and legally purchase medical marijuana products such as flower, tinctures, concentrates, vapes, capsules, topicals, and more!
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).
How to Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in West Virginia
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. The West Virginia Board of Medicine has determined that cannabis is a safe, effective treatment option for the following conditions and 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.
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 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. They are also registered with the state and certified 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.
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. 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.
Our medical marijuana doctors and patient support team 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!
Why Should You Get a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
Medical marijuana products should be purchased from a licensed West Virginia dispensary to ensure that you are getting a safe product accurately labeled and 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, and product availability is growing as the West Virginia medical cannabis program expands.
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 to 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.