In 2017, West Virginia became the 29th state to legalize medical cannabis for residents with severe medical conditions. Now, nearly four years later, the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) announced the approved applicants to receive a medical cannabis dispensary permit.
The notice states that “recipients of these permits can operate retail locations within West Virginia for certified patients.”
Patient registration applications are set to open Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon. Once applications open, eligible West Virginia residents can visit www.medcanwv.org to register. There will be no paper applications available.
Patient cards are only valid to use in West Virginia. They do not offer any legal protections for medical cannabis products obtained outside of the state, the notice states.
To access a full list of dispensary permit holders and registered physicians in West Virginia, click here.