The OMC is now accepting permit applications for medical cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries, and laboratories. The application period will end on February 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST. After February 18, 2020, no additional applications will be accepted. Applicants should be aware that it may take an extended period of time for the refund of permit fees in the case of a non-successful application.
Information will be updated here as it becomes available. Check back for updates! Please note; while we aim to keep this pages fully up to date with the latest information, cannabis laws are always changing. We encourage you to verify these rules and regulations in the official legal text, which we’ve linked throughout the page for your convenience.
Producers (also commonly referred to as Cultivators or Growers) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Manufacturer’s. Limited Cultivation Licenses are limited to 500 sq ft.
The Bureau of Public Health plans to issue up to 10 cultivation licenses initially. No timelines have been set at this time.
Cultivation applications will be subject to a $5,000 application fee in addition to a $50,000 registration fee, should your license application be accepted.
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Processors – Processors take harvested cannabis from Cultivators and create derivative extracts for edibles, concentrates, topicals, and prepacks. Finished products are transported to Dispensaries.
The Bureau of Public Health plans to issue up to 10 processor licenses initially. No timelines have been set at this time.
Processor applications will be subject to a $5,000 application fee in addition to a $50,000 registration fee, should your license application be accepted.
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Dispensaries sell legal cannabis, and cannabis products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.
The state plans to issue no more than 30 dispensary licenses, to be issued by the Bureau of Public Health. No timelines have been set at this time.
Dispensaries will be subject to a $2,500 application fee and a $10,000 registration fee if your application is accepted.
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Caregivers grow and process cannabis on behalf of patients. They cannot charge for cannabis, only recoup the costs of goods.
Current Estimated Patient Counts: TBD
Qualifying patients can receive a patient identification card starting July 1, 2019. Patients with a qualifying condition will need to receive a recommendation from a certified physician.
Patients may qualify for medical cannabis if they have a terminal illness or if they suffer from one of the following:
West Virginia’s Medical Cannabis Program will be regulated by the Bureau for Public Health. They will be responsible for developing rules, inspecting licensed cannabis businesses, processing applications and issuing patient ID’s and business licenses.
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