How to Get Medical Marijuana in West Virginia in 2021
Medical Marijuana in WV
West Virginia lawmakers officially recognized medical marijuana as a treatment for several medical conditions in 2017. Since then, the newly formed Office of Medical Cannabis has been getting West Virginia’s official medical marijuana program established.
West Virginia patient registrations began in February, and 100 dispensaries were recently licensed to operate in West Virginia with the expectation of opening for business later this year.
At West Virginia Marijuana Card, our team will guide you through every step of registering to receive medical marijuana. Meanwhile, we’re also a leading source of cannabis news, lifestyle coverage, and practical advice.
Read on to learn more about how to get medical marijuana in West Virginia.
Step 1: Schedule a marijuana evaluation with a state licensed Physician
Registering for an official West Virginia medical marijuana card will get you access to medical cannabis as soon as it’s available, and the first step is scheduling a doctor visit.
Whether you meet online or in person, the doctor will review your medical records to verify that you have a qualifying condition that would benefit from treatment with cannabis.
Conditions that qualify for treatment with medical marijuana in West Virginia include:
Additionally, anyone with a terminal illness qualifies for treatment with medical marijuana in West Virginia. So do caregivers of children and adults with the qualifying conditions.
Even if you’re not 100 percent sure your condition meets the requirements needed for a medical marijuana prescription, it’s worthwhile to start the process and see what a doctor with medical marijuana experience will say.
Working with our team of state licensed physicians is a simple way to complete this step. Our doctors are easy to access and well versed in the ways that medical marijuana can enhance your health and improve your quality of life.
Step 2: Gather documents and file paperwork with the state department of public health
The physician’s referral is only one thing you need to register for your medical marijuana card. Other items include:
A high resolution digital photograph of yourself
A photo ID, such as your license or passport
Additional proof of residency (such as a lease agreement, utility bill, or tax records listing your West Virginia address)
A registration fee or signed fee waiver form
Our expert team can help you gather and submit these items, as well as provide you with ongoing support once you’ve become an official West Virginia medical marijuana patient.
Step 3: Stay up-to-date on dispensary openings and get ready for your first visit
Once dispensaries open throughout West Virginia, your medical marijuana card will grant you easy access to high-quality, well regulated medical marijuana.
A variety of cannabis will be available to purchase in the following forms:
Oils and tinctures
Gels, creams, ointments
Cartridges for vaporization or nebulization
Legislation to add edibles to this list is currently pending. Meanwhile, you can also give these DIY edible recipes a try.
Ready to register for your WV medical marijuana card? From preparing for your first doctor visit to processing renewals, our team at West Virginia Marijuana Card will guide you through each and every step of the process.
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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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