CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board is scheduled to meet in Charleston in two weeks to approve recommendations that will be presented to the state Legislature.
Board members will meet at the University of Charleston Ballroom on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m.
The board will recommend rules that are needed to implement the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act. The law was signed last year by Governor Jim Justice.
Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer and commissioner of the state Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health, oversees the board. He told MetroNews following its Tuesday board meeting some recommendations to the law could include adding medical conditions that can be treated with cannabis, adding responsibilities for physicians, adding different types of products that can be used, changing permit limitations, to name a few.
Gupta said the board’s top priority is to move in a timely manner.
“The most important thing is to make sure there are no delays in order to get the patient cards and the program stood up on the ground