CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis announced last week the successful applicants for medical cannabis dispensary permits.
Recipients of these permits will be allowed to operate retail locations within West Virginia for certified patients. A full list of dispensary permit holders can be found at https://dhhr.wv.gov/bph/Documents/MedicalCannabis/Dispensary%20Scoring_Final.pdf. Dispensary permit holders in Fayette County include Terrasana (dba Fayetteville Retail) and Columbia Care WV in Fayetteville, and Verano WV in Oak Hill.
Additionally, the OMC announced that eligible West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions can now register to receive medical cannabis at www.medcanwv.org. Registration doesn’t mean that medical cannabis products can immediately be obtained, according to a DHHR press release. The industry is working to build out facilities in West Virginia, and the patient card is valid only in West Virginia and offers no legal protections for products obtained outside the West Virginia medical cannabis system. All patients must register through the link, as there is no paper option.
The list of physicians registered to certify patients with a serious medical condition as eligible for the use of medical cannabis is available at https://dhhr.wv.gov/bph/Documents/Approved%20Physicians%20For%20Website.pdf. Dr. Margaret Staggers, of Fayetteville,