Medical Cannabis processors announced

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 processor permits. These companies will process medical cannabis plant material into products allowed by law and sell them to permitted dispensaries for purchase by certified patients.

The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act enables West Virginia residents with a serious medical condition 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. 

Permit recipients are: Trulieve WV, Inc. –  Huntington; Harvest Care Medical, LLC – Bridgeport; Buckhannon WV Processing, LLC – Buckhannon; Holistic WV Farms I, LLC – Beaver; Verano WV, LLC – Beaver; Columbia Care WV, LLC – Falling Waters; Tariff Labs, LLC – Left Hand; Armory Pharmaceutical, Inc – Buckhannon; Mountaineer Integrated Care, Inc – Fort Ashby; and V3 WV GP, LLC – Maxwelton.

“This is an important step to ensure that medical cannabis is made available to residents with serious medical conditions while also generating economic activity throughout West Virginia,” said Jason Frame, Director of the OMC. 

The OMC will now move forward with the scoring of dispensary applications, which is the last step in the competitive permitting phase of the new medical cannabis industry in West Virginia. Having all the necessary steps in place will allow the OMC to begin issuing patient cards in spring 2021.