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Medical Cannabis Sign-Up Event Set for Wednesday at Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis will be hosting a sign-up event Wednesday at the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who have already been certified by a physician must bring a completed patient certification form, a driver’s license or state ID, proof of West Virginia residency, such as a utility bill, and a $50 patient ID card application fee, which must be paid by check or money order.

Those who have not been certified must bring at least one piece of medical documentation that shows their diagnosis, such as medical records, a letter from a doctor, or office visit summaries, valid photo ID, two proofs of residency, and $149 to cover the physician evaluation fee.

Applicants may also register online at medcanwv.org. Jason Frame, director of the OMC, said the in-person events are chiefly for those who cannot easily do so online.

“We look at this as another tool in the toolbox for the physicians to treat these patients,” Frame said. “It works in conjunction with other treatments, such as for cancer patients, and it’s just another option for physicians that wasn’t there in the past.”

To date, OMC has received approximately 3,760 patient applications for medical cannabis.

The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act permits West Virginia residents with serious medical conditions to procure medical cannabis for certified medical use in the following forms: pill; oil; topical forms including gels, creams or ointments; a form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization; dry leaf or plant form; tincture; liquid; or dermal patch.

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