Office of Medical Cannabis to host sign up event in Parkersburg

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) will be hosting a public sign up event for medical cannabis patients in Parkersburg.

The sign up will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Municipal Building, 1 Government Square.

Patients who have already been certified by a registered physician as having an applicable serious medical condition must bring the following items: 

  • Completed patient certification form
  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Proof of WV residency, such as a utility bill
  • $50 patient ID card application fee, which must be paid by check or money order

Patients who have not already seen a registered physician must bring the following items, in addition to the above:

  • At least one piece of medical documentation that shows their diagnosis (medical records, a letter from a doctor or office visit summaries)
  • Valid photo ID
  • Two proofs of West Virginia residency for state registration
  • Cash, credit, or debit to pay the $149 physician evaluation fee

Patients who have a household income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less may apply for a waiver of the $50 patient ID card fee at the event. If a waiver is requested, applicants must provide one of the following items:

  • Their most recent W-2, paystubs within the last 30 days
  • Proof of eligibility for low-income benefits. 

Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be scheduled by calling 304-356-5090. 

To date, OMC has received 3,862 patient applications for medical cannabis. Previous sign up events have been held at other locations across West Virginia, including Morgantown.

Patient cards are valid only in West Virginia. Just because you register does not mean you are guaranteed medical cannabis products immediately.

The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act permits West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions to procure medical cannabis for certified medical use in the following forms:

  • pill
  • oil
  • topical forms including gels, creams or ointments
  • a form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization
  • dry leaf or plant form
  • tincture
  • liquid
  • dermal patch. 

In addition to the Parkersburg event, eligible West Virginians can register for a medical cannabis patient card at www.medcanwv.org. A list of physicians registered to certify patients as eligible for the use of medical cannabis is available on the website. 

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