Medical cannabis sign-up events continue in North Central WV this week

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) will host public sign-up events for medical cannabis patients in North Central West Virginia for the next two days.

The first event is Wednesday at the Morgantown Fairfield Inn and Suites from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the second event is at the Hampton Inn in Weston from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

Jason Frame, the Director of the OMC appeared on Tuesday’s MetroNews ‘Talkline’ and said the events are intended to provide on-site help for residents that may be struggling to navigate his office’s web-based patient sign-up portal.

“Before the patient can register in our system, they have to of seen the physician. The physician has to have evaluated them to make sure they do have one of the serious medical conditions listed in the act,” Frame said.

Patients who have already been certified by a registered physician as having an applicable serious medical condition must bring the following items:

Completed patient certification form

Driver’s license or state ID

Proof of West Virginia residency, such as a utility bill

$50 patient ID card application fee, which must be paid by check or money order

Patients who have not already seen a registered physician must bring the following items, in addition to the above:

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 West Virginia residency for state registration

Cash, credit, or debit to pay the $149 physician evaluation fee

Patients who have a household income of 200% of the federal poverty level or less may apply for a waiver of the $50 patient ID card fee at the event. If a waiver is requested, applicants must provide their most recent W2, paystubs within the last 30 days or proof of eligibility for low-income benefits.

Appointments are strongly encouraged and may be scheduled by calling 304-356-5090.

Frame said his office has already done around a half dozen sign-up events with great success. According to him, there have been 4,800 patient applications.

There is also an event scheduled Tuesday Dec. 7 in Princeton at the Country Inn and Suites.

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