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When Will Dispensaries Open in WV?

When will dispensaries open in west virginia

West Virginia announced its medical marijuana program in 2017, but the official registry just opened this year. As qualifying patients sign up to receive medical marijuana cards, the question on everyone’s mind is: When exactly will dispensaries open in West Virginia?

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 for the Mountain State.

So, when will dispensaries open in West Virginia? Let’s get right into it.

Short Answer: WV Dispensaries will open later this year.

West Virginia’s Office of Medical Cannabis officially issued licenses to 100 dispensaries early in 2021. The application process is now closed, and the approved license holders are focused on setting up shop in cities located throughout the state.

Each dispensary will move at a slightly different pace, and our team will be sure to announce when the first West Virginia dispensary opens its doors this year! We will also keep our dispensaries page up-to-date with the latest information on exactly how to locate and access medical marijuana dispensaries in West Virginia.

Tips for visiting West Virginia’s medical marijuana dispensaries

The first thing to understand about West Virginia’s licensed dispensaries is that they are for medical marijuana. This means they are not open to the general public.

Before visiting a dispensary for the first time, you must become an official medical marijuana cardholder registered with the state of West Virginia. This card is your ticket to entering West Virginia dispensaries as soon as they open.

With your official West Virginia medical marijuana card, you will be able to purchase up to one month’s supply of cannabis. The doctor who recommends you to the medical marijuana program will determine the exact amount of cannabis that equals one month’s supply for you, based on your specific medical needs.

Once approved for your medical marijuana card and visiting a dispensary for the first time, you will have the opportunity to select from multiple forms of medical marijuana. These include:

  • Capsules

  • Oils and tinctures

  • Gels, creams, ointments

  • Cartridges for vaporization or nebulization

  • Dried plants

  • Tinctures

  • Dermal patches

Whether you have a qualifying medical condition, or simply think you might be experiencing the symptoms, it pays to go ahead and schedule an appointment with a licensed West Virginia medical marijuana doctor who can determine if medical marijuana will benefit you.

Ready to register for your WV medical marijuana card?

The fastest way to access dispensaries in West Virginia is to go ahead and complete the process of registering for your medical marijuana card.

As an official West Virginia medical marijuana cardholder, you will find out as soon as the first dispensary opens. Likewise, you won’t have to waste time waiting for the approval process to be complete.

Our expert and attentive team at West Virginia Marijuana Card is here to guide you through each and every step of the process so that you can access medical marijuana dispensaries as soon as possible.

Give us a call at 877-303-8424, or visit our website, to schedule an appointment and qualify as a West Virginia medical marijuana patient today.


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

Helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce 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!

Check out West Virginia Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in West Virginia.


Terry Kelly
Terry Kelly
Jul 10, 2021

once application is filed, and they receive it, how long does it usually take to know if approved>

Rebecca Ridgeway-Ward
Rebecca Ridgeway-Ward
Aug 03, 2021
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It took the DHHR about a month to let me know that I was qualified. The DHHR website said it takes either 2 or 3 weeks to hear something back from them, but they‘re backed up, so if you haven’t heard anything, give it a few more weeks.


Johanna McInturff
Johanna McInturff
May 19, 2021

Contou have any idea when the cards will be issued from the state?

Carol Shurtleff Coladonato
Carol Shurtleff Coladonato
Nov 14, 2021
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They are not cards you have to print your picture out from the computer they are paper

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