Recommending Cannabis in West Virginia


In order to participate in the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Program, a physician must:

  • Apply to the Bureau for Public Health to be registered with the program
  •  Demonstrate to the Bureau by training or expertise that he or she is qualified in treating
    serious medical conditions.
  • Successfully complete the required four-hour course established by the Bureau.
  • Hold a valid, unexpired, unrevoked, unsuspended West Virginia license to practice
    medicine.

The Bureau is developing the process for a physician to register with the Medical Cannabis
Program. The Bureau will make applications available to physicians on its website, and will
communicate once the application is available.

The Bureau is also developing a four-hour training course for physicians regarding the latest
scientific research on medical cannabis, including the risks and benefits of using medical
cannabis and other information deemed necessary by the Bureau.