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  • What Is a Medical Marijuana Card?
    A Virginia medical marijuana card is a personal identification card that shows the patient is registered with the Board of Pharmacy in Virginia and is approved by the Department of Health Professions. As of July 1, 2022, medical cannabis patients, parents or legal guardians are no longer required to register with the Board of Pharmacy. A Written Certification for the Use of Medical Cannabis from a Registered Practitioner for Medical Cannabis is still required and must be presented at the dispensary, along with a government-issued ID, to obtain medical cannabis products. Showing proof of registration with the Board of Pharmacy is no longer required.
  • Do I Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Virginia?
    If you're diagnosed with just about any medical condition that disrupts your daily life, you are qualified to get a medical marijuana card in Virginia. Conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana include any chronic or debilitating condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis.
  • How Do I Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Virginia?
    To obtain your medical marijuana card in Virginia, you must be diagnosed by a licensed Virginia physician with a medical condition that the physician deems can benefit from medical marijuana treatment. Our staff at Virginia Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified marijuana doctor online and providing you with your card!
  • With Recreational Marijuana Legalized, Why Do I Need a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
    A Virginia medical marijuana card shows that you have been added to the Virginia Medical Marijuana Registry by a licensed Virginia physician or other healthcare practitioner. Although it has been legalized, recreational marijuana will not be legal to purchase from Virginia dispensaries until 2024. Having a marijuana card is the only way to get legal access to medical marijuana until then. With a Virginia marijuana card, you can: ​ 1. Buy marijuana from cannabis dispensaries in the State of Virginia 2. Possess quantities of marijuana and marijuana products above the limits on adult-use marijuana in Virginia 3. Consume marijuana and marijuana products in Virginia
  • Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting a Virginia Marijuana Doctor?
    We can’t guarantee medical marijuana approval for anyone, as the cannabis doctor is the only person that makes the determination whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval for treatment, we recommend you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments.
  • What Conditions Make a Patient Eligible for Medical Marijuana in the State of Virginia?
    In order to be eligible for medical cannabis in the Commonwealth, patients must have a condition, symptom, or side effect that a doctor believes will benefit from medical marijuana. If you have a condition that shows improvement with marijuana use, this is a good reason to consider getting a Virginia marijuana card. Click here for a list of qualifying conditions.
  • How Much Does a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Cost?
    Some marijuana doctors charge an exorbitant amount of money just for an initial examination. We strongly feel that if you qualify for medical marijuana, you shouldn't have trouble accessing it due to cost. ​ We do our best to work with patients to make Virginia marijuana cards affordable and accessible for everyone. If money is a concern for you, please call our patient support representatives at (888) 633-5808 to see if we can offer a medical marijuana evaluation discount or work out a payment plan that fits your budget.
  • If My Written Certification Expired and I Didn’t Submit My Renewal Application Before the Deadline, Am I Still Eligible to Purchase Medical Marijuana?
    When your certification expires, the legal protection offered by the Virginia Medical Marijuana Act is expired. You may still submit your renewal application without having to go through the new patient process, but you cannot shop at Virginia medical marijuana dispensaries until you get an up to date certification.
  • Do I Have to Buy My Marijuana from One of the Cannabis Dispensaries in Virginia?
    To be protected under the Virginia Medical Marijuana Act, your marijuana must be labeled from one of the Virginia cannabis dispensaries.
  • Where Are Dispensaries Located in Virginia? Are There Dispensaries Near Me?
    For a detailed look at where to find your nearest dispensary, visit our dispensary location master list. If there is no medical cannabis dispensary near you, check with the closest one to see if you live in a medical marijuana home delivery zone. Most Virginia residents can order medical marijuana products online and have them delivered!
  • How Much Medical Marijuana Can be Purchased from the Dispensary?
    Patients can purchase up to a 90-day supply per visit at the dispensary. The amount you can purchase will vary depending on the type of product. For example, vape products come with a different limit/weight amount than medical marijuana flower.
  • Will My Insurance or Medicaid Pay for My Marijuana?
    Since marijuana is not federally legal, insurance will not cover the cost of the card or product.
  • What Is a Registered Agent (or Caregiver), and How Do I Become One?
    Registered agents, or caregivers, are individuals who may visit dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana products on behalf of a patient. All registered agents must first register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy before accessing dispensaries. In order to become a registered agent for a patient, you must apply through the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and pay a $25 registration fee.
  • Do I Need to be a Registered Agent in Order to Purchase Medical Marijuana for a Minor?
    Qualified patients under 18 years of age cannot purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. The legal guardian or parent is required to apply as a registered agent to buy medical marijuana for a minor.
  • How Many Patients Can a Registered Agent Serve?
    A registered agent may serve no more than two registered patients.
  • Can My Employer Drug Test Me for Marijuana if I Am a Registered Patient?
    In July, 2021, a new Virginia law took effect prohibiting most employers from taking adverse action against an employee for testing positive for THC when they have a medical marijuana card. Patients cannot be fired or written up for using products that contain THC when they are off the clock. Your employer is still obligated to prevent you from coming to work impaired, however, and having a Virginia marijuana card does not give you a license to get high at work. Exceptions to employee protections include those working in safety and transportation, as well as Federal employees and contractors.
  • Are Patients Allowed to Grow Their Own Medical Marijuana at Home?
    As of July 1, 2021, it is legal to grow up to four marijuana plants for personal use.
  • Is My Personal Information Kept Confidential?
    The privacy of our patients is our top priority. We go through great lengths to ensure that all patient information is protected and kept confidential in our HIPAA-compliant file storage system. We will also never share any of your contact information with any third party.
  • What Are the Consequences of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Virginia?
    Some patients wonder what the consequences are of getting a medical marijuana card in Virginia, due to long held stigmas surrounding cannabis. Marijuana has become recognized by many as a legitimate medicine, so for most patients, consequences are more related to personal beliefs. Patients living with conditions or symptoms that could benefit from natural relief have plenty of good reasons to get a medical marijuana card today. Give us a call at (888) 633-5808 to get all your questions answered, or schedule an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor online now!

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