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Can I Get a Medical Marijuana Card Yet in West Virginia?

Great question! The state of West Virginia has been notoriously slow in getting their medical marijuana program up and running.

At West Virginia Marijuana Card, we know this can be frustrating. We understand and know that we are frustrated too. If you have a qualifying medical condition, we are here to help you access medical marijuana treatment as soon as dispensaries are up and running!

In today’s blog we will be answering the pervasive question of if you can get your medical marijuana card yet in West Virginia, where you can get your card and when dispensaries will be fully operational.

Keep reading for more information!

Can I Get a Medical Marijuana Card in West Virginia Yet?

This question has been asked to us many times and has been confusing to many but the answer is yes. You can get your medical marijuana card in West Virginia!

So if the answer is yes, then why is it so confusing?

In West Virginia medical marijuana was passed in April of 2017 and went into effect on July 1, 2019 but the process of getting everything up and running has taken even longer. The state has, unfortunately, been very slow to allow registration for medical marijuana cards and even more slow to open up dispensaries.

Up until this past February registering for a medical marijuana card wasn’t available either. Now that it is, West Virginia residents who have received a written recommendation from a certified medical marijuana doctor can submit their documentation to the Department of Health and Human Resources in order to get their medical marijuana card.

The DHRR also announced back in February that there will be 100 businesses that are permitted to open dispensaries in West Virginia. Dispensaries should be open by the end of the year and will be open to patients only if they have their medical marijuana cards. At dispensaries you will be able to purchase medical marijuana products such as the following:

  • Dry Leaf or plant form

  • Pills

  • Oils

  • Gels, creams, and ointments

  • Extracts formulated for vaporization or nebulization

  • Tinctures and other liquids

  • Dermal patches

If I Get My Medical Marijuana Card Will it Expire Before Dispensaries Open?

This is a valid question. Even though registration is now open for those with qualifying conditions to get a medical marijuana evaluation, many are still afraid that if they do get their medical marijuana card it will be expired by the time dispensaries are actually open in the state.

But not to worry! If you register for your medical marijuana card, your card will have an extension so it will not expire before dispensaries open in the state.

If you register by September 30, 2021, your card will be valid for two years total including the original validity of the card plus one extra bonus year. But if you register on or after October 1, 2021, then the extension will expire and your card will only be valid for the original one year amount.

Now is the time to get your card!

So How Do I Get My Marijuana Card?

It is actually really easy to get your medical marijuana card in West Virginia. We can help you every step of the way!

First, schedule your appointment either online or by calling us at (877)303-8424. Next, submit your patient form, West Virginia ID, medical records and make your payment. Then, you will connect with one of our compassionate certified medical marijuana doctors to discuss your qualifying condition and treatment needs. Once you are approved you will receive your West Virginia Marijuana Card which will allow you to access any dispensary in the state!

You deserve relief. Get it today!


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

West Virginia Marijuana Card’s mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at 877-303-8424, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out West Virginia Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in West Virginia.

1 Comment

Sep 03, 2021

Got a card, Any idea when dispensaries will be open.

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