After six months, the physician can carry out a thorough assessment of the patient’s medical history and a physical examination to prove they have a condition that qualifies them for medical marijuana treatment. Subsequently, the doctor will apply for the patient to use medical marijuana and take responsibility for the continuous treatment and follow-up care of the patient.
The present bill does not allow patients to grow their own pot — nor does it permit licensed dispensaries to sell whole plants or edibles. Another drawback in the new medical marijuana law is the regulation that controls driving under the influence of marijuana. It requires any person tested by law enforcement to have less than 3 nanograms per milliliter of THC in their bloodstream.
By modernizing the state’s marijuana laws, the Center argues, West Virginia could take a critically important step in addressing many problems and save a great deal of money at the same time. These are just a few of the more important findings of the report.
If a driver exceeds the maximum tolerated amount, that person could have their driver’s license revoked. This implies that many people who are eligible to use medical cannabis in WV may not be able to drive, because the amount of THC in their blood may be above 3 ng/ml for many hours after taking their recommended dose of medical marijuana.
After the patient is duly registered, a marijuana ID card will be issued starting July 1, 2019. The WV Medical Cannabis Commission will provide licenses for marijuana dispensaries starting July 1, 2020.
As legislation changes in West Virginia, check back to this section for information about how those legislative changes will affect the medical marijuana program in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy issued an analysis in 2016 of the potential economic impacts of legalizing weed. The report focused on the areas that have legalized recreational use, a list that includes four states as well as the District of Columbia. According to the report, a 2013 poll showed that the majority of state residents supported the decriminalization of weed, as well as making it legal for medical purposes.
Bureau For Public Health
Office Of Medical Cannabis
Bureau for Public Health
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-2971
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: West Virginia Bureau For Public Health Office of Medical Cannabis
West Virginia has finally legalized medical marijuana with the signing of Senate Bill SB 386. Gov. Jim Justice signed the bill into law Wednesday, April 19th 2017, making WV the 29th state to legalize medical cannabis. In keeping with his promise before he was successfully elected as governor, Jim Justice said that denying so many people the opportunity to enjoy relief from chronic pain was not wise, charitable or caring.
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