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Different varieties of marijuana buds are displayed at Kaya Shack, a medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. In July of 2019, medical marijuana in West Virginia will be legal, for which the state Department of Health and Human Resources is in the early stage of planning.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is “in the preliminary stage” of developing a plan for implementation of West Virginia’s medical marijuana law, according to state officials, and has devoted a section of its website to frequently asked questions and more information.
Only one agency responsible for nominating a member to the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has publicly announced the nominee — Joe Hatton, deputy commissioner for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
Gov. Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 386, permitting doctors to recommend marijuana be used for medicinal purposes and establishing a regulatory system in West Virginia, into law on April 19. The law states that no patient or caregiver ID cards will be issued