On April 19, 2017, Governor Jim Justice signed the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, marking the 29th state to adopt such a program.

The Act identifies 16 specific medical conditions for which patients can use cannabis to treat, including cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and terminal illnesses. The law will become effective on July 5, 2017, and the state plans to begin issuing patient ID cards on July 1, 2019.

For more details and the full text of the bill, click here.