CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) announced Friday the successful applicants for medical cannabis grower permits.
These permit holders will cultivate medical cannabis plants before sending them for processing into allowable forms for patient use. The allowable forms for patient use include: Pill, Oil, Topical (including gel, cream and ointments), Plant form for Vaporization/Nebulization, Tincture, Liquid, and Dermal Patch.
Upshur County permit recipients include Buckhannon Grow, LLC and Armory Pharmaceutical, Inc., both of Buckhannon. A total of eight other permits were issued to organizations in Berkeley, Kanawha, Jefferson, Mason, Mineral, Raleigh and Roane counties.
“This is an important step in the process to make medical cannabis available to West Virginians with serious medical conditions and will generate economic activity throughout West Virginia,” said Jason Frame, Director of the OMC. “We continue to work toward a goal of providing eligible West Virginia residents the ability to procure quality-tested medical cannabis.”
The OMC will now move forward with the scoring of processor and dispensary applications, with the next step to begin the process of issuing patient cards in Spring 2021.