West Virginia legalized medical marijuana in 2017. The “West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act” allows residents with a qualifying medical condition to purchase medical marijuana products at dispensaries in the state (when they open). However, implementation has been slow.
Over the summer, various cities in the state, including Charleston and Morgantown held well-attended in-person sign-up events. So far, there have been 3,600 applications. More than half have received their cards as of the time of writing.
For West Virginia cardholders who signed up by September 30, 2021, MMJ cards will be valid for two years. For patients registered after October 1st, their cards will be valid for one year.
To obtain access to West Virginia medical marijuana dispensaries, a patient must be diagnosed with one of the following qualifying medical conditions by a state-certified medical marijuana doctor, which can now be completely done online for $199.