West Virginia

West Virginia approved medical access to marijuana in April 2017 but has moved slowly to issue cultivation, processing and dispensary licenses. There are hopes that the market will open in Spring 2021.
Legalization Dates:
NORML maintains a list of West Virginia Laws and Penalties.
Regulatory Bodies & Legislation:West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis
Licensing Model:Limited licensing – 10 medical cultivation licenses were issued in October 2020. Up to 10 processors and up to 100 dispensaries are still to be licensed.
Example Firms: Licensed Cultivators: Columbia Care (NY), Verano Holdings (Illinois), Holistic Industries (Massachusetts)
Industry Associations:West Virginia Medical Cannabis Society, West Virginia Hemp Industries Association (WVHIA)
As of October 26, 2020
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