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Medical cannabis pharmacy approvals announced, patient registration possible next week

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The Office of Medical Cannabis announced Friday that residents of West Virginia with serious illnesses will be able to sign up to receive medical cannabis starting Wednesday, February 3, at 12:00 noon.

To register patients, click here.

The West Virginia Department of Health, the Bureau for Public Health, and the OMC have released successful applicants for medical cannabis dispensary permits.

Recipients of these permits are permitted to operate retail locations in West Virginia for certified patients.

A full list of pharmacy license holders can be found here.

Registration does not mean that medicinal cannabis products are immediately available. The industry is working to establish facilities in West Virginia. The Patient Card is only valid in West Virginia and does not provide legal protection for products obtained outside of the West Virginia medical cannabis system. All patients must register online as there is no paper option.

The list of physicians who are registered to certify patients with a serious medical condition as suitable for the use of medicinal cannabis can be found here.

“Even during this pandemic, the Office of Medical Cannabis has worked hard to move the program forward and to achieve these steps to ensure that medical cannabis is made available to West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions,” said Jason Frame, director of the OMC.

The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act allows West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions to source medical cannabis for certified medical uses in the following forms: pill; Oil; topical forms including gels, creams or ointments; a medically acceptable form for administration by vaporization or atomization, dry leaf or plant form; Tincture; Liquid; or skin patches.

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