CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Office of Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC), announced the successful applicants for medical cannabis pharmacy approvals in the state.
A notice from DHHR stated that recipients of these permits would be allowed to operate retail locations in West Virginia for certified patients.
The list of approved medical cannabis dispensaries includes locations in multiple counties such as Marion, Monongalia, Harrison, Randolph, Upshur, Lewis, and Preston. The full list of pharmacy license holders can be found here.
In addition, OMC announced that eligible West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions will be able to register online to receive medical cannabis starting Wednesday, February 3 at 12:00 noon. The press release states that registration does not mean that medical 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 according to the press release.
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.