On April 19, 2017, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the Medical Cannabis Act into law, effectively allowing cannabis to be used for certified medical use by a West Virginia resident with a serious medical condition. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau of Public Health and Office of Medical Cannabis pledged to give residents with qualifying medical conditions access to medical marijuana within two years, but they haven’t been able to reach that goal. One factor that held the state’s medical marijuana program back was the lack of certified laboratories to test cannabis for quality control and potency.
The state opened an application process for medical cannabis testing labs late last year, but by the time it wrapped up on February 18, only one business had applied for a license, according to the Office of Cannabis. On June 29, West Virginia officials declared that the application process had been reopened and the state will be accepting applications for an undefined amount of time. Since the program’s problem had been the scarcity of medical cannabis testing labs rather than a surplus, there is currently no cap on…
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