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How to become a medical marijuana patient as a West Virginia resident.

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    Sign Up

    Speak to one of our marijuana doctors online to qualify for a WV medical marijuana card in minutes. You are only billed if approved.

  2. Step 2
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    Meet Your Provider

    Attend your appointment and learn about the West Virginia medical marijuana program. Your licensed medical marijuana doctor will review your medical records and provide you with guidance on whether medical marijuana is a good option for you.

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    The Doctor Submits Your Certification

    Once approved, your medical marijuana doctor will enter your medical marijuana certification directly into the state’s online licensing and registration system.

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    Download Your Medical Card

    After the state approves your application, you can download a digital copy of your WV medical card from the state website. The approval process takes 30-60 days, and your card will be valid for one year.

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in West Virginia is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps if you're a West Virginia resident interested in joining the West Virginia medical marijuana program.

  1. Book An Appointment with Leafwell
  2. Discuss Medical Marijuana With One of Our Medical Marijuana Doctors
  3. Your Doctor Submits Your Medical Marijuana Certification to WV State For Approval
  4. Get Approved and Download Your WV Medical Card

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Qualifying Medical Conditions

According to the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, you may be eligible for a WV medical card if you’ve been diagnosed with any of the following medical conditions:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease (HD)
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe chronic pain, intractable pain of neuropathic origin, or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness (defined as a medical prognosis of life expectancy of approximately one year or less if the illness runs its normal course​)

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    West Virginia residents aged 18 and up diagnosed with at least one qualifying medical condition may be eligible to apply for a WV medical card.

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    Caregiver

    West Virginia’s medical marijuana law defines a caregiver as someone at least 21 years or older who has been approved to obtain medical marijuana products from a licensed dispensary and deliver them to a medical cannabis patient.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes. However, for a patient under 18 to participate in the West Virginia medical marijuana program, they will need a caregiver to apply on their behalf.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a WV medical marijuana card:

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    Medical Records

    During your onboarding with Leafwell, you must upload medical records supporting your qualifying condition(s). Patients need documents from within the last 12 months. A photo of current prescriptions will not suffice.

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, your WV medical marijuana doctor will submit your recommendation to the state so you can complete your application.

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID, such as a West Virginia driver’s license, state ID card, U.S. passport, or certified copy of your birth certificate with proof of residency.

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    Proof of West Virginia Residence

    Acceptable proof of residence is anything that shows your current address, such as utility bills, bank statements, recent property tax statements, voter registration cards, and health insurance documents.

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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to join the West Virginia medical cannabis program. Let’s dive in!

Before You Start: What You’ll Need

  • A credit or debit card for state application fees
  • A valid photo ID

Receive Email and Register: After receiving a courtesy email from the state, register and log in to the West Virginia medical cannabis portal. An electronic certification option will be available to select.

Submit Payment: Pay the $50 state registration fee (a fee waiver is available for medical cannabis patients with proof of financial hardship)

Download Digital Card: You will be notified of your approval status via email within 30-60 days. Once approved, you can download a digital patient card via your state account.

Start Shopping: Legally purchase medical marijuana products from a licensed dispensary.

How to Renew Your Card

The process of renewing your medical card is similar to when you joined the West Virginia medical cannabis program initially. Here’s everything you need to know:

  1. Sign in to Leafwell or register as a renewal patient if you’re new to Leafwell.
  2. Speak to one of our licensed medical marijuana doctors online about your qualifying conditions.
  3. Get approved. Your medical cannabis certification details will be submitted directly to the state.
  4. Log into your account on the West Virginia government website to complete your renewal application online and pay the state application fee (a financial hardship waiver is available, if applicable).
  5. The state will notify you about your approval status via email within 30-60 days. Then, download your digital patient card through your state account once approved so you can legally purchase medical cannabis products.

For more information about the WV renewal process or to renew your medical marijuana recommendation today, check out our West Virginia renewal page.

Legal Topics

Below are a few need-to-know medical marijuana laws enforced in West Virginia. If you’re a medical cannabis patient with West Virginia residency, be sure to check out our West Virginia law page for more in-depth coverage.

  • Patients can not consume medical cannabis products in public places.
  • Patients can not drive or operate motor vehicles under the influence of cannabis.
  • Patients cannot cultivate cannabis regardless of their medical condition.
  • Patients must consult with a licensed medical marijuana doctor in order to be eligible for a medical cannabis certification.

Caregivers

Minor patients will require a parent or legal guardian as a caregiver.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years old.
    • Certain circumstances may allow someone under 21 years old to be a caregiver. The patient and caregiver will need to contact the program.
  • A background check is required.

Caregiver Registration (State):

There are two parts to the caregiver registration process: the authorization form and the caregiver application.

  • The caregiver or parent/legal guardian will apply after the patient has received approval from the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC).
  • Complete the Patient Authorization for Designation of Caregiver form.
    • Your physician does not need to sign it. A notary must sign the form.
  • Complete the Criminal Background Check Rights Acknowledgement form.
    • Documents referenced on the form can be found here.
  • Submit federal and state criminal history records (background check).
    • There is a $50 fee. The bureau may waive or reduce the fee in cases of demonstrated financial hardship.
  • Caregivers must also submit fingerprints for a criminal background check through IdentoGo.
  • Submit the completed forms with the caregiver application.

Reciprocity

West Virginia does not currently accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards. The state could create reciprocity agreements with similarly regulated states to allow terminally ill cancer patients to purchase medical cannabis. No such arrangements have been made as of December 2023.

The following states and territories recognize West Virginia medical marijuana cards:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas *
  • Hawaii *
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey *
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma *
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands *
  • Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
  • Washington, D.C.

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application process with the state program.

FAQs

Check out our WV FAQ page for more frequently asked questions about the state’s medical marijuana card process.

How much does a West Virginia medical marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a West Virginia medical marijuana card costs $99 and includes a 1-year medical cannabis certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and save 10% on your consultation.

Patients must also pay a separate $50 application fee to the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis.

Here’s an overview of the fees:

  • $99 for initial medical cannabis certification from Leafwell
  • $99 for medical cannabis certification renewals from Leafwell
  • $50 State application fee*
    (Financial hardship waiver is available. Requires proof of income or eligibility for benefits at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.)

*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.

What conditions qualify for a medical cannabis card in West Virginia?

West Virginia residents diagnosed with a qualifying condition listed in the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act may be eligible to become medical marijuana patients. The following qualifying conditions are recognized in the state’s medical marijuana law:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease (HD)
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe chronic pain, intractable pain of neuropathic origin, or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness (defined as a medical prognosis of life expectancy of approximately one year or less if the illness runs its normal course​)

What do I need to know about applying online for my medical cannabis card in West Virginia?

With Leafwell, applying for a West Virginia medical marijuana card online is easy. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a West Virginia-licensed healthcare provider online. Consultations cost $109, and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved. Your provider will submit your certification to the state.
  3. Register and log in to the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis licensing portal to complete your state application and pay a $50 application fee.
  4. Your application will be processed in 30-60 days. Once your application is approved, your digital medical card will be available to download from your state account.

How old do I have to be to apply for a medical cannabis card in West Virginia?

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a medical marijuana card in West Virginia.

Minor patients may apply with consent from a custodial parent or legal guardian.

Caregivers must be at least 21 years old.

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in West Virginia?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in West Virginia can have a caregiver. Caregivers must submit an application after the patient is approved.

Caregiver Requirements:

  • Minimum 21 years old
    • Certain circumstances may allow for someone under 21 years old to be a caregiver. The patient and caregiver will need to contact the program.
  • A background check is required.
  • Caregivers may serve up to five (5) patients. Patients may have up to two (2) caregivers.
  • $50 nonrefundable fee. The bureau may waive or reduce the fee in cases of demonstrated financial hardship.

Here’s how to apply as a caregiver:

  1. Complete the Patient Authorization for Designation of Caregiver form. The form must be notarized.
  2. Complete the Criminal Background Check Rights Acknowledgement form.
  3. The caregiver or parent/guardian will apply after the patient has received his/her approval from OMC.
  4. You will need to create an account with the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Portal by entering your email address and creating a password for the account. If you have an existing account, sign in and skip to step 7.
  5. Enter your registration information.
  6. Once you have entered the registration information and submitted it, you will receive an email from Complia with a link to verify your account. When you click on the link, you will be automatically directed back to the website.
    1. To request another verification email, please visit https://wvpublic.mycomplia.com/#!/resendVerifyAccountEmail.
  7. Once your account is verified, sign in to your account to start the application.
  8. Click on +Create New Application.
  9. Click on New Caregiver Registration and then click Create Application.
  10. Provide the requested information.
  11. Caregivers must submit a $50.00 processing fee for the application unless requesting a waiver based on financial hardship.
  12. You must upload a copy of the Patient Authorization for Designation of Caregiver and the Criminal Background Check Rights Acknowledgement forms as part of the application.
  13. You must also submit fingerprints for a criminal background check through IdentoGo.

State Resources:

Required Caregiver Documents (Patient Authorization, Criminal Background Check Acknowledgement, and Fingerprint Service Code Forms)

How do I apply for the state program in West Virginia?

Before you start, have the following ready:

  • Digital passport-style photo
  • Valid photo ID (WV Driver’s License, WV State ID, or Passport)
  • Proof of West Virginia residency (Click here to view acceptable documentation)
  • If requesting a waiver of the fee based on financial hardship (income below 200% of the federal poverty level), provide acceptable proof of income, such as W-2, recent pay stubs, proof of benefit eligibility, etc. Please do not send a payment if you are requesting a fee waiver. If the waiver is not granted, you will be notified to submit the fee at that time.

Getting Your West Virginia Medical Marijuana Card:

  1. Create a new user account with the Department of Health and Human Resources.
  2. Once your account has been created and verified, log in to Complia and click Create New Application.
  3. Click on New Patient Registration and then click Create Application.
  4. Once the application is created, complete all required information. Each application contains multiple tabs with required data fields, question responses, and document uploads.
  5. When you get to the Physician/Condition Information tab, choose Online – Electronic Certification and then click on the View Available Certifications green button.
  6. Select the physician certification and then click Update.
  7. Once you get to the Review tab, make sure all required items are completed and have a green check mark. Then, click Submit. A confirmation screen will appear with the Application ID number.
  8. Mail payment (check or money order payable to WV DHHR) to WV Office of Medical Cannabis, 350 Capitol Street, Suite 523, Charleston, WV 25301. The Application ID number and patient name must be in the memo line of the check or money order.
  9. You will be notified via email of the status of your application within 30-60 days.

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