The medical cannabis program of West Virginia is run by the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR). The Office of Medical Cannabis is the agency set up within the DHHR to oversee the ever-expanding medical cannabis community.
Guidelines set forth by the state of West Virginia:
- At the time the bureau determines a grower/processor to be operational, the grower/processor must provide the bureau with a full and complete plan of operation for review.
- A grower/processor may only grow, store, harvest, or process medical cannabis in an indoor, enclosed, secure facility as approved by the bureau.
- A grower/processor must use only pesticides, fungicides or herbicides that are approved by the United States Department of Agriculture for use on medical cannabis plants.
- A dispensary may only dispense medical cannabis to a patient or caregiver in an indoor, enclosed, secure facility as approved by the bureau.
- A dispensary may not be located within 1000 feet of the property line of a public, private or parochial school, or a day-care center. Additionally, they may not be located within 1000 feet of the property line for a grow/processing site or a medical practitioner or other physician.