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Medical Marijuana Permits to be issued in West Virginia

September 19th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The first permits for growing medical marijuana will soon be issued in West Virginia.  Jason Frame, Director of the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis, said they hope to issue the permits with the next week. Ten growers were selected to receive the permits out of 39 applicants. They’ll not be able to sit around. Each permit requires action within six months. There are provisions to provide some additional time if needed, but if the permit holder fails to move forward with the development of an operation in the prescribed time, they risk losing the permit. “The point of that provision is to make sure people don’t obtain these permits and then just sit on them. We want an operational industry in the state,” Frame told members of the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board in a Thursday virtual meeting.