West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Legislation
In 2017 Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 know as the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act. This bill created the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Commission, and established rules and timelines for the creation of a medical marijuana system statewide.
Due to some financial troubles, SB 1037 was implemented to resolve the unclear terminology used in SB 386. Sb 1037 redefined requirements for dispensary, processor, and grower permits while also establishing the tax schedules while providing protections for physicians and patients alike.
In May 2019, HB 2538 allowed for banking institutions to bid to become a third-party vendor to handle banking services related to the state’s medical marijuana program, unfortunately no banking vendors have met the West Virginia Treasurer’s requirements.
West Virginia Medical Marijuana Cultivation & Possession Laws
West Virginia medical marijuana patients and caregivers may possess no more than a 30-day supply of medical marijuana, as specified by the certifying physician. Patients and caregivers who knowingly possess more than a 30-day supply of medical marijuana face penalties of up to 6 months imprisonment. Cultivation of marijuana is entirely prohibited and may only obtain marijuana from licensed West Virginia dispensaries once operational.
How to get a West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Online
The process to apply for a WV medical marijuana card online is pretty simple. There are two steps involved. First and foremost, West Virginia MMJ patients must schedule the online evaluation at MMJ.com to receive the WV medical marijuana doctor’s approval. Next, the patient will receive an email from the West Virginia medical marijuana program to register for their medical marijuana card. The West Virginia Cannabis Card is issued and mailed to patients directly from the WV medical marijuana program.
How to renew a WV Medical Marijuana Card Online
The process to renew a West Virginia medical cannabis card online is pretty simple. There are two steps involved. First and foremost, WV medical marijuana card holders must schedule the online evaluation at MMJ.com to receive the WV medical marijuana doctor’s approval. Next, the WV MMJ card holder will receive the email from the WV MMJ program to renew their medical marijuana card. Once this is completed, the WV medical card will arrive in the mail.