Cannabis Information by State: West Virginia

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Like most states, West Virginia requires a state license to engage in commercial cannabis activity. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis regulates the state’s medical marijuana program.

Types of licenses include:
  • Growers
  • Processors
  • Dispensaries
  • Laboratories

Regulations and Compliance

The Office of Medical Cannabis requires all licensees to use Metrc’s seed-to-sale tracking system to ensure that medical cannabis and cannabis products are safely tracked and monitored prior to sale. Companies who engage in commercial cannabis activity must use Metrc, the state-designated cannabis tracking system, to track, record, and report inventory because remaining compliant includes tracking and reporting everything down to the gram, automation is essential for saving time and cutting costs. Implementing an ERP system designed for the regulations and supply chain of the cannabis industry will help your business survive and thrive. Find out more about these regulations and compliance.

Packaging and Labeling

Growers and processors must package and label medical cannabis prior to sale. Cannabis packaging must be child-resistant, tamper-proof, opaque, and resealable. Growers and processors must identify each process lot with a unique identifier. Labels must include:

  • The name, address, and permit of the grower/processor
  • The doses of THC and CBD
  • An identifier unique to a particular harvest batch of medical cannabis
  • The date the cannabis was packaged
  • The employee ID number of the employee preparing and shipping the cannabis
  • The name and address of the dispensary
  • The expiration date of the cannabis
  • Storage instructions
  • Warning statements

Find more information about these packaging and labeling regulations here

Business and Advertising

Advertising of products under the medical cannabis program cannot:

*Disclaimer: Cannabis laws vary by state and are subject to frequent changes. This article is intended to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal counsel or binding business advice. Please consider consulting a West Virginia lawyer for more information. 

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