West Virginia cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

‍In West Virginia, cannabis is regulated by the Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC). Only medical cannabis is allowed.Β 

Metrc and Inventory

West Virginia uses Metrc as their state traceability system. In West Virginia, medical sales must be reported in real time, and Metrc provides each patient’s allotment.

Purchase Limits


Purchase Limits are case by case, determined by the prescribing physician.Β  Each patient’s allotment is recorded and Metrc, and a lookup must be performed before each sale to ensure compliant adherence to the patient’s limit.


WV regulators have defined equivalencies in this document.Β  One ounce of flower is equivalent to 10,000 mg (10 g) of THC in non-flower products.



10 percent of the gross receipts the dispensary receivesΒ 


West Virginia does not allow delivery at this time.

Things to Note

Special rules, things that have come up, regulator confirmation of things, guidance

State Resources

The OMC has compiled a series of FAQs as well as their legislative rules.

Traceability Configuration

WV uses the active flag on the Metrc patient allotment check to confirm the patient is in good standing with the state. Patient’s with an inactive flag should not be served.Β  Dutchie configures the lookup in this market to respect this distinction.

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