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How To Get Your West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
Medical marijuana is legal in West Virginia which means that residents with a qualifying condition can get access to medical marijuana treatment.
While West Virginia's medical marijuana law was passed in 2017 and went into effect on July 1, 2019, the program is currently not yet up and running. However, we are helping patients get pre-approved for their cards so that once the state registry officially opens in the early spring, they can be ahead of schedule and submit their recommendations to get their cards.
Many West Virginia residents may be wondering what do I need in order to get my medical marijuana card? Let’s take a look at the steps that need to be taken.
Do I Qualify For Medical Marijuana in West Virginia?
Have a Qualifying Condition
In order to qualify for your West Virginia medical marijuana card, you must first have a qualifying condition that is outlined by state law. The current list of qualifying conditions is as follows:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Chronic or Intractable Pain
Epilepsy & intractable seizures
Sickle cell anemia
Obtain Medical Records
Before you are evaluated by one of our doctors, you will need to have a copy of your medical records that documents your qualifying condition. The more documentation you have regarding your condition and past treatments, the better! This will provide more information for our doctor during your evaluation.
Meet With The Doctor
Currently, we offer telemedicine appointments where you can connect safely with our doctors through a virtual video platform by your smartphone, tablet or computer. During your appointment, the doctor will review your medical records and treatment history. Assuming the physician is able to confirm your qualifying condition, you will then receive a signed recommendation for medical marijuana treatment after your appointment.
Submit Your Recommendation to the State
Once the state registry officially opens, you will be able to submit your application and written recommendation from the doctor. In most states where medical marijuana is legal, there is also an additional application fee that will need to be submitted. After your application has been reviewed and approved, the state will issue you a West Virginia Marijuana Card!
If you are interested in getting pre-approved for your West Virginia Marijuana Card, please give us a call today at (877) 303-8424 to schedule an appointment.