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West Virginia is Once Again Taking Applications for Medical Cannabis Testing Labs

By Leo Bear-McGuinness

Published: Jul 01, 2020   

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Authorities in the US state of West Virginia have officially reopened their application process for medical cannabis testing labs.

Since their announcement on June 29, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Bureau for Public Health have begun accepting applications from local labs.

“This is a key step in the process to make medical cannabis available to West Virginians with serious medical conditions,” Jason Frame, director of the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis, said in a statement.

“We and many others continue to work toward a goal of providing eligible West Virginia residents the ability to procure quality-tested medical cannabis.”

Until February 18, the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis was still accepting permit applications for medical cannabis labs, growers, processors, and dispensaries. As of yet, no other applications are being considered in the latter three categories.

West Virginia legalized the use of medical cannabis back in April 2017, but its state-wide program has yet to become fully operational.

Speaking to WVNews, Bill Crouch, cabinet secretary of the state’s Department of Health and Human Resources, admitted that the agency is “looking at making the product available in the spring of 2021.”


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