WV Office Of Medical Cannabis To Host Sign Up Event

The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) will host a public event to help patients sign up for the state program.

On Wednesday, OMC announced the event, which will take place on Wednesday, October 27, at the Municipal Building in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

According to OMC, it has received more than 3,800 applications for medical cannabis.

Under state law, certified patients with serious medical conditions may use medical cannabis in the form of pills, oils, gels, creams, ointments, tinctures, liquids, dermal patches, nebulization, and vaporization.

Patients with serious medical conditions who have already received certification from a registered physician must bring their completed patient certification form to the event as well as a driver’s license or state ID, proof of residency, and $50 for the ID card application fee.

Patients can pay the ID application fee with a check or money order.

Those who have not seen a registered physician must bring at least one medical document showing their diagnosis, a valid photo ID, two proofs of residency for state registration, and $149 for the physician evaluation fee.

Patients can pay for the physician evaluation fee with cash, credit, or debit.

Medical documentation includes medical records, a doctor’s note, or office visit summaries.

Patients with a household income of 200 percent of the federal poverty level may apply to waive the $50 ID card fee at the sign-up event.

To receive the waiver, patients must provide their most recent W-2, pay stubs within the last 30 days, or proof of eligibility for low-income benefits.

OMC recommends scheduling an appointment by calling 304-356-5090.

OMC medical cannabis cards are only good in West Virginia but may be honored in states with reciprocity policies.

Patients who cannot attend the sign-up event may register for a medical cannabis patient card at www.medcanwv.org.

The website also features a list of registered physicians who can certify patients for medical cannabis use.