On Thursday, May 28, doctors in West Virginia can register with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources so that they can prescribe medical cannabis to patients in the state.
Physicians can submit the request through the Bureau of Public Health’s Office of Medical Cannabis.
Interested physicians must take a four-hour education course online at www.medcanwv.org in addition to their application.
The application period is open indefinitely and there is no limit to physician participation.
“Senate Bill 386, signed into law on April 19, 2017, by Governor Jim Justice, created the Medical Cannabis Act that allows for cannabis to be used for certified medical use by a West Virginia resident with a serious medical condition and is limited by law to the following forms: pill; oil; topical forms including gels, creams or ointments; a form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization, excluding dry leaf or plant form unless dry leaf or plant forms become acceptable under rules adopted by the Bureau for Public Health; tincture; liquid; or dermal patch.” – the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis.