MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Patients lined the walkway to Trulieve Medical Dispensary, located on Earl L. Core Road. The grand opening Friday celebrated Trulieve bringing the first medical cannabis dispensary to West Virginia.

Medical cannabis has been legal since 2017. Over four years later, registered medical marijuana patients can now use their medical cards. Some patients have been waiting months to finally be able to get the products they need as part of their healthcare.

Ron Frye, an Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, was the store’s first customer.

“I’m monumentally honored, not only to be the first patient in West Virginia, but to be able to represent the thousands of veterans in the state in this first step to getting the medication that they so desperately need,” said Frye. “I want to thank you for giving me this chance.”

Who is eligible for medical cannabis in West Virginia?

People who have a qualifying medical condition and receive a medical cannabis card from a doctor.

Read the full list of qualifying medical conditions on on the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis’ website.

Sabrina Howland is the third medical cannabis patient registered in the state of West Virginia. She drove all the way from Hurricane, WV

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