Registrations for medical cannabis take place at 2 WV locations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) will host two public registration events for medical cannabis patients.

The two following registration events will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Morgantown – Wednesday December 1st at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 161 Lewis Drive
  • Weston – Thursday December 2nd at the Hampton Inn, 76 Hospitality Way

Patients who have already been certified as having a serious illness by a resident doctor must bring the following items with them:

  • Completed patient certification form
  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Proof of residence in West Virginia, e.g. B. an electricity bill
  • $ 50 patient ID application fee to be paid by check or money order

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Patients who have not yet been to a resident doctor must, in addition to the items listed above, bring the following:

  • At least one medical documentation showing the diagnosis, e.g. B. Medical record, a letter from a doctor or summaries of doctor visits
  • Valid photo ID
  • Two pieces of evidence of West Virginia residency for state registration
  • Cash, credit, or debit to pay the US $ 150 physician assessment fee

Patients with a household income of 200% of the state poverty line or less will be able to apply for a US $ 50 patient card fee waiver at the event. When applying for an exemption, applicants must provide their most recent W2, past 30 days pay slips, or proof of eligibility for low income benefits.

Appointments are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 304-356-5090.

To date, OMC has received approximately 4,522 medical cannabis patient applications and has held registration events in Elkins, Morgantown, and Parkersburg.

Patient cards are only valid in West Virginia. Registration does not mean that medical cannabis products will be immediately available nationwide as pharmacies remain open across West Virginia.

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

In addition to these events, eligible West Virginians can register for a medical cannabis patient card here. A list of doctors who are registered to certify patients as eligible to use medical cannabis is available on the website.