What Medical Marijuana Products are Available at West Virginia Dispensaries?
With the recent opening of dispensaries in West Virginia, patients who have received a certification for medical marijuana are seeing the first set of products hitting shelves in the Mountain State.
Dispensary-grade cannabis products are now available for purchase at West Virginia cannabis dispensaries, and there are some different product types, strains, and consumption methods to choose from.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about different cannabis products, and which ones to use in West Virginia!
What Medical Marijuana Products are Available in West Virginia?
Few Choices, Quality Cannabis
West Virginia is still in the early stages of its medical marijuana program. Patients who have shopped the latest dispensaries that have opened will recognize the somewhat scarce variety in cannabis products available, although this will obviously change with time.
While the state advances its medical marijuana program and as more dispensaries come online, new products and more variety in those products will make their way to dispensary shelves soon.
For now, there are several products available in different categories of cannabis in West Virginia, so let’s take a look at the top 5 products and categories.
Smokable and Inhaled Cannabis Products in West Virginia
Dried or smokable cannabis flower was added to West Virginia’s cannabis menu last year in 2021. This was a huge deal for patients because cannabis flower is one of the most versatile product types in the lineup.
Cannabis flower is available in West Virginia, typically sold in 3.5-gram jars and coming in many different strains, offering indicas, hybrids, and sativas.
Ways to Use Cannabis Flower
Naturally, you can smoke the cannabis flower you purchase at dispensaries, but there’s much more that you can do with it than just that.
You can vaporize dried cannabis flower, offering one of the healthiest ways to consume the compounds found in the plant, without the undesirable chemicals created when you combust the flower.
You can also bake with dried cannabis flower, making your own edibles by adding your cannabis to dishes like brownies, cakes, even lasagna, spaghetti, and steak!
Concentrates are a high demand product, and with West Virginia recently opening dispensaries, they are sold out nearly as soon as they come in stock.
The most common concentrates available are distillate and vape cartridges, which are distillates contained inside a cartridge designed to be installed onto a battery and vaporized.
Vape cartridges are very popular for their ease of use and portability, offering an on-the-go option for people who are moving a lot. Vape cartridges are also popular in patients that are unable to smoke cannabis, offering instant and long-lasting relief to patients.
Distillate offers a refined concentration of THC, cannabinoids, and terpenes, isolated to be as pure as possible. Typically, distillate is vaporized, but you can use it as a cooking ingredient, or you can even add distillate to joints for an extra kick!
External & Edible Cannabis Products in West Virginia
Cannabis topicals are a phenomenal way to consume cannabis while minimizing psychoactive effects. Topicals are available in West Virginia and come in a variety of different options.
Cannabis-infused topicals offer localized pain relief and have strong anti-inflammatory properties, making them especially useful for people with joint, knee, or back pain.
Using a topical is very easy, apply as much or as little product as desired to the affected area, repeat when necessary. Because you are not likely to get high from applying a topical, you can use as much product as often as you like without any unwanted side effects!
Edibles are a product that many states with medical marijuana programs prefer to ban.
Due to a lack of education and incorrect assumptions about usage, edibles were originally not allowed under West Virginia’s program, and earlier this year two bills were shot down that would have brought edibles back to West Virginia.
However, the legislation for edibles is still being tossed around, so we may very well see edibles available in West Virginia in the coming months.
Cultivators are working to produce orally consumable products that can be legally purchased at dispensaries, and while we are waiting for those products to arrive, let’s take a look at what edibles would look like.
Edibles comprise a large category in cannabis products, ranging from gummies to capsules, many different types of cannabis products can be consumed orally or internally.
The most popular option for edibles in West Virginia will definitely be gelatin-based edibles which are the most common types of edibles.
Gelatin-based edibles offer a time-delayed high dosage, giving patients the opportunity to get strong relief for longer periods of time.
Capsules & Tinctures
Capsules and tinctures both fall under the category of edibles because they are both consumed orally.
THC or CBD capsules are pills that contain those compounds and offer a similar time-delayed dosage that edibles do. Capsules typically contain smaller dosages of THC and are preferred for their lighter and more familiar usage method.
Tinctures are an incredibly valuable resource for medical marijuana patients, offering instant relief and often containing many therapeutic compounds. Tinctures are typically applied under the tongue from a dropper-bottle and can take effect in as little as 5-20 minutes.
Tinctures often contain high amounts of CBD and other therapeutic compounds, sometimes even in a 1:1, 2:1, or 3:1 THC:CBD ratio.
Choosing the Right Product
Product Shortages for West Virginia Cannabis
Choosing the right product in December of 2021 may rely a lot more on what’s in stock, rather than what your preferences are.
Currently there is an extraordinary demand for medical marijuana products and only a couple of dispensaries operating in West Virginia, making product availability somewhat short and difficult to find.
While more dispensaries are on their way, 2022 will undoubtedly be a huge year for West Virginia cannabis, and we look forward to the expansive rollout of new products that are coming soon!
Get Your Medical Marijuana Certification in West Virginia
West Virginia offers a robust medical marijuana program, with many product choices available right now, and more dispensaries coming soon. The state also makes it very easy to get your medical marijuana certification, which can be done entirely online!
Take the steps to schedule your medical marijuana evaluation appointment today and get access to legal marijuana products available at dispensaries!
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 marijuana card in West Virginia.
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