Updated on November 26, 2021. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.
Residents of West Virginia have had to wait four years to register for the WV medical marijuana program. And, finally, on February 3, 2021, at 12 p.m. patients could register for the state’s cannabis program. QuickMedCards is here to make sure every West Virginian suffering from a serious illness gets their medical marijuana card fast and easily.
Often choosing medical marijuana for your medical needs for the first time may make you anxious and nervous. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Getting a West Virginia medical marijuana card is actually a simple and smooth process with us. Plus, our kind and compassionate yet professional and knowledgeable doctors will keep you at ease during your evaluation. Moreover, our doctors and the QuickMedCards family as a whole strive to make sure you get the most from your medical marijuana treatment. As a result, you will receive a recommendation that will work best for you on top of getting your physician recommendation.
Before starting, however, it’s important to know whether you qualify for the state’s cannabis program and what’s required to get your WV medical marijuana card. Below is a simple step-by-step process detailing all you need to know about becoming a lawful medical cannabis patient in WV.
Getting your WV medical marijuana card
Sign up with Quickmedcards
Book an online medical marijuana evaluation with a marijuana doctor in West Virginia
After creating your account, proceed to book an appointment with one of our qualified marijuana doctors in WV. Pick a time that works well for you and confirm your appointment by paying at the checkout page. With that complete, all you have to do is wait for your online medical marijuana evaluation.
Attend your online medical marijuana evaluation
We will send you a text and email 10 minutes before your appointment with a link that you will use for a video call with your doctor. Remember, because of the convenience of telemedicine you can get certified for your West Virginia medical marijuana card in the comfort of your home. Doxy is the platform we use for telehealth consultations since it’s a simple, free, and secure service for medical appointments. It’s important that your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet has a camera and is connected to a reliable internet source to avoid any disruptions.
During your appointment, you and your doctor will discuss how medical marijuana may be beneficial for your treatment. Even if the appointment takes about 10 minutes, feel free to ask your doctor any question you might have about your cannabis treatment.
Get your completed physician certification form
Eventually, you will receive your signed and completed physician certification minutes after your appointment in your email. Likewise, your physician certification is also available in your quickmedcards account under the ‘My MJ Recommendation’ section. Should the doctor deny your request for cannabis treatment, you will get an email mentioning that. Nonetheless, we are well known for our high approval rate.
Create your account with the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis
Creating an account with the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis is a very direct process. Head to the portal here, and fill out all the required details. Most importantly, make sure you enter all your information correctly since you can’t change it after registration. Soon, you will receive an email from the WV Office of Medical Cannabis which you will need to click to verify your registration. Should the email be missing from your normal inbox folder, double-check in your spam or trash folder.
Complete your application.
With your account, you can now make your application for the West Virginia medical marijuana card. Make certain to complete all the required fields. Also, you have to upload some documents, for instance, your physician recommendation, WV ID, or WV driver’s license. If your address isn’t accurately represented in your ID or driver’s license, you must upload proof of your current WV residency. For example, a utility bill, financial statement, lease agreement, or any authentic document showing your name and address.
Receive your WV medical marijuana card
Since the West Virginia medical marijuana program is relatively fresh, it’s unclear how long it will take to receive your WV medical marijuana card. But, 30-60 days is a reasonable time to get your MMJ card. With your West Virginia medical marijuana card you can buy medical cannabis from any licensed marijuana dispensary in WV and use your medicine legally.
Qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in West Virginia
Residents of the mountain state are eligible for medical cannabis if they have a “serious medical condition”. Among them:
- Positive status for HIV/AIDS
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Deterioration to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- Huntington’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Intractable seizures
- Sickle cell anemia
- Serious chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic source or severe chronic or intractable pain
- Terminal illness
Program Requirements & Patient Eligibility
To qualify for the West Virginia medical marijuana program you must meet these conditions:
- One, you must be a resident of West Virginia
- Two, you must be at least 18 years old.
- Three, you must be suffering from one of the 15 medical conditions listed above and have a physician certification to support this.
What documents do I need to submit?
- A complete physician certification
- Your West Virginia driver’s license, WV ID, and proof of residency.
How to renew your west Virginia medical marijuana card
The West Virginia medical marijuana card is valid for 1 year from the date of issue and the renewal process is the same as the initial application process. Thus, sign up with quickmedcards or log into your account, book and attend your online consultation, and receive your physician recommendation. Afterward, renew your application in the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis Portal.
Places to visit in WV after taking your medicine
Medical cannabis is a miraculous drug. You will realize that most of your suffering will slowly dissipate into a distant memory and you will have more energy and more optimism than you used to. Naturally, you start to relish your life by doing the things you used to enjoy or even try out new experiences. West Virginia is a trip for a medical marijuana patient given all the interesting sites to see and activities it has to offer. Here are a few places we recommend you visit after your medication; we’re confident you’ll enjoy them.
Stop by the New River Gorge National Park in Glen Jean, WV
Recently congress upgraded this majestic landscape from a National River to a National Park and Preserve. A trip to the New River Gorge National Park will reward you with spectacular views of the mountains, valleys, the New River, and the New River Gorge Bridge which is a stunning fete of architecture. With great viewpoints and intimate waterfalls, you will definitely appreciate the beauty of nature and experience more or less a revival. If you seek an adrenaline rush, whitewater rafting is a must-do. Hiking may sound tiresome but the trails are actually very easy to maneuver and so many scenic surprises await you. Ensure you carry your camera to snap your beautiful memories. Also, if you have dogs, be sure to bring them along, they will certainly enjoy the trip.
Treat yourself at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV
Seldom do we recommend a five-star hotel visit after taking your medication, yet The Greenbrier is an exception. Everything from the grandiose entry, to the pristine landscaping and the elegance it offers, is an experience to savor. This resort is like a step back in time and the comfort, friendliness of the staff and many activities the resort has to offer is phenomenal. If you decide to visit make sure you take advantage of all the amenities this amazing resort has to offer; you will find a new experience in each one.
Head to the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant, WV
Possibly the most interesting place West Virginia has to offer — especially if you’re interested in cryptid and otherworldly things. Before you make the trip though, we recommend watching the movie titled “The Mothman Prophecies” just after taking your medicine. The history, art, movie props, and scripts from the movie make the Mothman Museum a very compelling place to be and explore. Also, make sure you get a souvenir from the cool gift shop for your memories.