CHARLESTON, West Virginia – The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) will be holding public enrollment events for medical cannabis patients from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19 at Hancock County Health Department, 100 Municipal Plaza, Suite 600, 2sd Floor, Weirton, WV, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 20 at the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, 1500 Chapline Street, Suite 106, 1st Floor, City / County Building, Wheeling, WV.
Patients who have already been certified by a licensed physician as having an applicable serious medical condition should bring the following:
- Completed Patient Certification Form
- Driver’s license or state card
- Proof of residency in West Virginia, such as a utility bill
- $ 50 patient ID application fee, which must be paid by check or money order
Patients who have not previously seen a licensed physician should bring the following in addition to the above:
- At least one medical document that shows their diagnosis, such as a medical record, letter from a doctor, or office visit summaries
- Valid ID with photo
- Two proofs of West Virginia residency for state registration
- Cash, credit or debit to pay the physician assessment fee of $ 149
Patients with a family income of 200% or less of the federal poverty line may request a waiver of the $ 50 patient ID fee at the event. If a waiver is requested, applicants must provide their most recent W2, pay stubs from the last 30 days, or proof of eligibility for low income benefits.
Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be scheduled by calling 304-356-5090.
To date, the WTO has received approximately 3,760 patient requests for medical cannabis.
Patient cards are only valid in West Virginia. Registration does not mean that medical cannabis products can be obtained immediately.
The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act allows residents of West Virginia with serious medical conditions to obtain medical cannabis for certified medical use in the following forms: the pill; oil; topical forms including gels, creams or ointments; a medically suitable form for administration by vaporization or nebulization; leaf or dry plant form; dyeing; liquid; or skin patch.
In addition to these events, eligible West Virginia can register for a medical cannabis patient card at medcanwv.org. A list of physicians registered to certify patients eligible for the use of medical cannabis is available on the site website.