The state Office of Medical Cannabis has announced a two-month application period for the medical marijuana program putting it on a path that could result in the product being available in approximately 18 months.

Those interested in growing, processing, dispensing or testing the product will have from Dec. 19 to Feb. 18 to apply online. The state will then score the applications and decide which applicants are to be chosen for the program.

The state’s new vertical integration law will allow interested parties to apply for grower, processor and dispensary permits. Those with lab permits cannot have other permits in the program.

Office of Medical Cannibas Director Jason Frame…

So it’s possible medical marijuana would be available in West Virginia by mid-2021. All applications will have to be submitted online at Paper applications will not be accepted.