CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Residents of West Virginia with serious medical conditions can register for medical cannabis products with the state at an upcoming public event.
The State Office of Medical Cannabis will host the event next Monday at the Kanawha-Charleston Department of Health. The Ministry of Health and Human Resources announced that appointments are highly recommended.
Patients must have already seen a registered doctor and bring a certification form, either a driver’s license, government ID, or passport, and proof of residence such as a utility bill or voter card.
Patients can also enroll through a government website.
So far, more than 2,550 applications have been received, the DHHR announced in a press release on Tuesday. Patient cards are valid for two years for patients who register by September 30th. The card is only valid for one year for those who register after October 1st.
The state card fee is $ 50. Low income applicants can apply for an exemption and must provide proof of income. Registration does not mean medical cannabis products are immediately available, the statement said.
State law of 2017 allows the use of medical cannabis in pills, oils, topical gels, liquids, skin patches, and a vaporizable form.