Registration for medical cannabis use is ongoing in West Virginia, and dispensaries selling the products could be open for business by this fall, according to Jason Frame, director of the state medical cannabis program.
Those who qualify for the medical marijuana program — which is reserved for certain medical conditions and ailments — may register by Sept. 30 for a two-year certification card. Those who register after Sept. 30 will be eligible for a one-year card.
Applications may be filed online through the Department of Health and Human Resources at http://medcanwv.org. On Monday, the department hosted in-person signups at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department.
“There are some people who couldn’t get it done, whatever the cause, so they can come here and have an equal opportunity,” Frame said.
Monday’s in-person registration ran from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with appointments scheduled ahead of time. As of noon, Frame said about six people had participated in the service. A handful of appointments were scheduled for the afternoon.
Those wishing to sign up for the medical cannabis program must provide a photo ID, proof of West Virginia residency and a patient certification form provided by a physician that verifies the patient’s need for medical cannabis.
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