Extension of West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Ends, Dispensaries to Open Soon!
West Virginia took a unique approach when it opened the patient registry up for qualifying patients to apply for a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.
Because the state was aware of the delay between patients applying for their cards and cultivators being operational and selling cannabis products, the state decided to implement an extension on card expirations.
The window for cards with longer expiration dates has officially closed, and all newly issued medical marijuana cards will have an expiration date of 1 year from when they are issued.
West Virginia Extends Medical Marijuana Card Expiration Dates
When medical marijuana programs pass their legislative hurdles and become active there is usually a window of time between cultivators becoming operational and products arriving on dispensary shelves for purchase.
While this window of time is expected for all new medical marijuana programs, few states have managed to implement any meaningful legislation that addresses it.
Louisiana however, immediately identified and addressed this problem by extending the expiration date of medical marijuana cards that were issued before cultivators had become operational.
West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Extensions & Who Gets Them
Earlier in 2021, West Virginia made extensions available to qualifying patients who received medical marijuana cards, allowing for some overlay between cultivators becoming operational and cardholders waiting for products to arrive.
The card extensions were available to individuals applying for medical marijuana cards by certain dates:
Register by June 30, 2021, card is good for 3 years total (1 year original + 2 years extension)
Register by September 30, 2021, card is good for 2 years total (1 year original + 1 year extension)
Register after October 1, 2021, card is good for 1 year total
How to Apply for a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
Now that the extensions have ended, all patients who apply for a West Virginia medical marijuana card will have an expiration date of 1 year from the approval of the medical marijuana card.
Applying for a medical marijuana card in West Virginia is a simple and easy process, patients must first be diagnosed with a qualifying condition such as PTSD or chronic pain, receive a certification from a doctor that recommends cannabis as a medicine, and finally, register with the state.
Once registered with the state, you will receive a medical marijuana card that is valid for 1 year from the approval date and legally allows you to purchase and possess medical marijuana products from West Virginia dispensaries.
We’ve made the process of applying for a West Virginia medical marijuana card even easier, our staff of qualified doctors can help walk you through the process of getting your medical marijuana card in West Virginia from start to finish.
To apply for a medical marijuana card in West Virginia, simply book a medical marijuana evaluation with one of our doctors who will contact you and address any questions or concerns you may have, and help move you through the process quickly and compassionately.
Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in West Virginia
Take the steps to reserve your appointment today and become a medical marijuana patient in West Virginia.
Being a West Virginia medical marijuana patient allows you the freedom to take your medication the right way for you.
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 cannabis card in West Virginia.
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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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