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West Virginia Medical Marijuana Law

Status

Not Yet Operational

Law Signed:

2016

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathies (chronic nerve pain)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Sickle cell anemia.
  • Terminally illness

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

Patients are permitted to possess a “30 day supply” of cannabis-infused products, but further specifics are not yet available. Patients may not possess herbal cannabis, but instead may only obtain cannabis-infused preparations in the forms of pills, oils, topicals, patches or tinctures. Cannabis-infued oils or liquids may be vaporized or nebulized.

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES

Yes

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES OPERATIONAL

Not until 2019

CAREGIVERS

Yes. A patient may not designate more than two caregivers. A caregiver may not serve more than five patients at any one time.

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

  • N/A

RECIPROCITY

Yes, but only for terminally ill cancer patients

CONTACT INFORMATION

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health. The Bureau is mandated to begin issuing patient identification cards by July 1, 2019. Full text of the law is available here. A summary of the Act is available here.