West Virginia: Law Signed Permitting Patients Access to Herbal Cannabis Preparations

Charleston, WV: Republican Gov. Jim Justice has signed legislation into law expanding the types of cannabis preparations that will soon be available to qualified medical cannabis patients.

Senate Bill 339, which took effect upon its passage, expands the state’s definition of acceptable “forms of medical cannabis” to include “dry leaf or plant form.”

As initially enacted, the state’s medical cannabis access law limited marijuana formulations to include only infused pills, oils, creams, liquids, dermal patches, or preparations in “a form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization.”

Though initially enacted by lawmakers in 2017, the state’s cannabis access program is not yet fully operational.

For more information, contact NORML State Policies Coordinator Carly Wolf.