Yes, medical marijuana patients in West Virginia can have a caregiver. Caregivers must submit an application after the patient is approved.
Minimum 21 years old
Certain circumstances may allow for someone under 21 years old to be a caregiver. The patient and caregiver will need to contact the program.
A background check is required.
- Caregivers may serve up to five (5) patients. Patients may have up to two (2) caregivers.
- $50 nonrefundable fee. The bureau may waive or reduce the fee in cases of demonstrated financial hardship.
Here's how to apply as a caregiver:
Complete the Patient Authorization for Designation of Caregiver form. The form must be notarized.
Complete the Criminal Background Check Rights Acknowledgement form.
- The caregiver or parent/guardian will apply after the patient has received his/her approval from OMC.
- You will need to create an account with the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Portal by entering your email address and creating a password for the account. If you have an existing account, sign in and skip to step 7.
- Enter your registration information.
- Once you have entered the registration information and submitted, you will receive an email from Complia with a link to verify your account. When you click on the link, you will be automatically directed back to the website.
- To request another verification email, please visit https://wvpublic.mycomplia.com/#!/resendVerifyAccountEmail.
- Once your account is verified, sign in to your account to start the application.
- Click on +Create New Application.
- Click on New Caregiver Registration and then click Create Application.
- Provide the requested information.
- Caregivers are required to submit a $50.00 processing fee for the application unless requesting a waiver based on financial hardship.
- You will need to upload a copy of the Patient Authorization for Designation of Caregiver and the Criminal Background Check Rights Acknowledgement forms as part of the application
- You will also be required to submit fingerprints for a criminal background check through IdentoGo.