Updated on January 25, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, history was made in West Virginia as Gov. Jim Justice signed into a law a bill that legalizes the use of medical marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. This makes West Virginia the 29th state to permit its residents to use medical cannabis and the 6th state to legalize marijuana for medical use in the last 12 months.
The State Senate has been proactive in introducing legislation to sensibly expand West Virginia’s medical cannabis program, and it’s paid off for patients suffering from conditions that can be treated with medicinal marijuana. The new West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act allows patients who are suffering from sixteen medical conditions to register for and secure a legal ID card after being certified by a qualified physician.
Doctors who recommend patients use medical marijuana for their conditions must have up-to-date credentials from the Bureau of Public Health.
West Virginia’s Medical Cannabis Act specifies terminal illnesses and fifteen other ailments as qualifying conditions for the use of medical marijuana, including HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, intractable pain, ALS, sickle cell anemia and multiple sclerosis.
Here are some other critical facts about medical pot in West Virginia:
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