West Virginia Medical Marijuana Frequently Asked Questions

West Virginia Medical Marijuana FAQ

West virginia MMJ Faqs

  • Is marijuana for recreational use legal in West Virginia?

    No, recreational marijuana is not legal in the state of West Virginia. However, legalizing marijuana for recreational use is being considered via House Bill 2291 and Senate Bill 649.

    Currently, West Virginia weed laws account for the possession of small amounts of cannabis as a misdemeanor crime. First-time offenders possessing any amount of cannabis may be incarcerated for a minimum of 90 days to a maximum of 6 months and may be fined up to $1,000.

  • Is medical marijuana legal in West Virginia?

    Yes, medical marijuana is legal in West Virginia! The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis operates the West Virginia medical marijuana program, which became legal after Governor Jim Justice signed the Medical Cannabis Act in 2017.

    Patients suffering from qualifying conditions who have received a licensed physician’s referral can apply for medical marijuana in WV. Being a part of the program gives you access to various forms of medical marijuana WV, with limitations to:

    • Cannabis-infused pills
    • Topicals – gels, creams, or ointments
    • Dermal patch
    • Liquid
    • Tincture
    • Oils
    • Dry leaf or plant form, which is medically appropriate for administration by nebulization or vaporization.

  • How to get a medical card in West Virginia

    To get a medical marijuana card in West Virginia and be able to purchase medical cannabis in West Virginia dispensaries, you have to have the following qualifications:

    • Be diagnosed with a medical condition that qualifies for medical cannabis use according to West Virginia medical marijuana laws
    • Have an official Patient Certification Form from a licensed physician in West Virginia.
    • Be a West Virginia resident with valid proof of residency.

    With all these in place, you can apply for your medical cannabis card in the state’s registration portal. According to medical card guidelines WV, you may have to wait a minimum of 30 – 60 days to get feedback.

    The state makes provision for telehealth. As a leading marijuana telehealth provider in the U.S, Elevate Holistics helps link patients to medical marijuana doctors for virtual appointments and makes the application process a lot easier and faster. We make it possible for you to handle all aspects of the application, including diagnosis, from the comfort of your home.

  • How much is a medical card?

    A West Virginia medical card costs $50. However, patients can apply for a financial hardship waiver and get it for free if they have a household income of 200% of the U.S federal poverty level or less.

  • How much does medical marijuana cost?

    There is no one-size-fits-all price on medical marijuana. Hence, the costs vary across West Virginia dispensaries depending on the product or marijuana strain you are purchasing.

  • Does insurance pay for medical marijuana?

    No, to the best of our knowledge, insurance companies do not pay for medical marijuana due to possible conflict with federal laws.

    However, you can check with your insurance provider to confirm if they make any provisions for medical marijuana.

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