Medical cannabis informational event held to introduce people to new dispensary and show them how to get a card – WOAY News

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The arrival of medical Cannabis dispensaries in West Virginia as of November 2021 is leading more to learn about the industry and how to obtain medical cards to acquire it.

This is now the case in Beckley as a new medical marijuana dispensary, Cannabist held an informational event Monday at the Courtyard by Marriot.

The new dispensary partnered with local registered physicians of Releaf Specialists and the WV Office of Medical Cannabis to hold the event. The event allowed those interested in getting a card to see a physician, complete the state’s patient application, and meet the Cannabist team.

“We just want to spread the word to West Virginia residents as it’s very new for the state, so we just want to be here and explain the process for after you’re certified and that you have your card, what coming to the dispensary is going to be like,” says Store Manager of Beckley Cannabist, Colin Christmas.

To qualify for a medical card in the state, patients must have chronic pain, PTSD, and Cancer, among some types of neurological conditions.

West Virginia currently has around 7,500 people with a registered medical cannabis

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