Basics of the West Virginia Law
West Virginia passed a law to legalize medical cannabis in 2010 through Senate Bill 386. The law allows qualifying patients to possess a 30-day supply, the amount is to be determined. Cultivation of is not allowed. WV residents who wish to obtain cannabis for medical treatment must wait for the licensing process to be developed by the department. A Physician Certification signed by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner will be required indicating that a patient suffers from one or more qualifying medical conditions. Currently you will not be able to use medical marijuana ID cards from other states to obtain cannabis.
Application and renewal fees have not been determined. A parent or legal guardian must register to serve as the primary a caregiver for minors submitting applications for medical use od marijuana in Mountain State. Minors must also be evaluated by their certifying physician twice a year.
Minors must also be evaluated by their certifying physician twice a year.
Any patient who needs assistance with obtaining or administering cannabis for medical use can designate a caregiver. A parent or legal guardian must serve as the primary caregiver for a patient who is a minor. Caregivers can assist only one patient. Application and renewal fees have not been determined. Remaining rules regarding caregivers will be determined during the rulemaking process.
Physicians who are interested in making recommendations for marijuana treatment in the state must possess a current and unrestricted state medical license. Completion of a 4-hour training course is required before a physician can recommend it to patients.
Qualifying Medical Conditions
In-order-to qualify as a marijuana patient in this state a resident must suffer from one or more qualifying medical conditions. These conditions include chronic diseases that result in patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care, cachexia or severe weight loss, chronic pain, severe loss of appetite, severe nausea, seizures, severe or persistent muscle spasms, refractory generalized anxiety disorder, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and severe or chronic pain. If you need more information about the WV medical cannabis law or licensing process visit the West Virginia Medical Marijuana Program website.