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Can My Medical Marijuana Card Be Transferred to Another State?

If you are a current West Virginia medical marijuana patient and plan on moving to another state soon, this blog is for you! Moving can be a headache to say the least, and medical marijuana patients have the added stress of figuring out how they will gain access to their medicine in their new state of residence.

No matter which state you move to, they will have different laws than you are used to in West Virginia, which means there is no way to simply transfer your medical marijuana eligibility to another state.

When you move to a new state, you will have to go through the process of getting your medical marijuana card all over again. This may sound like a headache, but if you are prepared, the process can go very smoothly.

Here are some things to consider when moving to a new state as a medical marijuana patient in West Virginia:


When you apply for a medical marijuana card in a new state, you will need to prove residency. This can be done in a few ways, like a utility bill, for example. Additionally, you will need to get a new recommendation from a physician in your new state of residence.

The transition from one state to another can be difficult, but reciprocity can make it easier. Reciprocity allows states to recognize out-of-state medical cards. States with reciprocity allow visitors to purchase medicine from a dispensary for a few months.

Here is a current list of all states that accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards:

  • Arkansas

  • Arizona

  • Hawaii

  • Louisiana

  • Maine

  • Michigan

  • Nevada

  • New Hampshire

  • New Mexico

  • New Jersey

  • Rhode Island

  • Utah

  • Washington D.C.

  • West Virginia (terminal cancer patients only)

If you are planning on moving to any of these states, reciprocity will allow you to access your medicine for a few months with your West Virginia medical marijuana card. You should check the laws for the state you are moving to in particular to find out how long you will be allowed to buy medicine with your out-of-state card.

Regardless of which state you are moving to, you should apply for your medical marijuana card as early as possible to ensure a smooth transition.

Update Your Information

Before you can apply for your medical marijuana card in your new state of residence, you will need to update your ID and any other identification cards you possess. This will include your new address and any other information that has changed.

Without your updated information, you will not be able to receive a recommendation from any physician in your state.

Obtain Your Recommendation

Each state with a medical marijuana program has their own unique list of qualifying conditions. You should familiarize yourself with the list for your new state and ensure that your condition is on it.

You will need medical records or access to records that confirm your diagnosis. Once you have updated your information and confirmed your qualifying condition, you should make an appointment with a licensed physician in your new home state so you can get your new recommendation.

Try Medical Marijuana Today

If you are moving to another state, we can help you! If you do not already have your medical marijuana card, we can help with that too! It is now easier than ever to get your medical marijuana card in the State of West Virginia.

You can even get your medical marijuana card online from the comfort of your own home with West Virginia Marijuana Card!

To get your medical card online in West Virginia, simply schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today and gain access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!

Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to establish your own personalized treatment plan. We’re dedicated to helping patients every step of the way!

Feel free to give us a call at 877-303-8424 and we can answer your questions about getting a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.


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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 the 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!

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