How to Get a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Virginia?
Thanks to the diligent work of lawmakers and activists in Virginia, medical marijuana is now legal for an expanded list of qualifying conditions. Learn how to get a medical marijuana card in Virginia, and make an appointment with one of our marijuana doctors online today!
The first Virginia licensed cannabis dispensaries opened in August 2020. Now, patients who have a Virginia marijuana card are finding the natural relief they have been waiting for with medical marijuana flower, oils, edibles, extracts, vapes, and lotions!
How Can I Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Virginia?
Here is how to get a medical card in Virginia in 2021. To qualify for a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Be diagnosed with a medical condition you believe will benefit from medical marijuana treatment.
Have a written medical marijuana certification from a registered Virginia medical marijuana doctor. That's where we come in!
Proof of Virginia residency (current VA Driver’s License or State ID card).
What Conditions Are Approved for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Virginia?
To receive a 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. With your diagnosis, you can get a medical marijuana recommendation from a marijuana doctor or other healthcare professional who is registered with the department of health professions.
While any symptom or condition may qualify for medical cannabis in Virginia, here are some of the most common. This information may help you answer the question, “Do I qualify for a medical card in Virginia?”:
Get Your Medical Marijuana Recommendation
in Four Easy Steps!
Schedule an appointment online or by calling us at (888) 633-5808.
Submit your patient form, State ID, and make your payment.
Connect with our doctor using your phone or computer.
Receive your Virginia Marijuana Card and get access to cannabis dispensaries.
How to Get Approved for a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
If you have previously been diagnosed with a medical condition or believe you currently suffer from a condition that could benefit from medical marijuana, you are likely eligible for a Virginia Marijuana Card. The next step is to find a compassionate medical marijuana doctor to review your condition(s), and if appropriate, recommend marijuana as part of your treatment plan. That’s where we come in!
Our Marijuana Doctors in VA
All of our doctors are registered with the Virginia Department of Health Professions. They have expanded their current knowledge to include the most recent cannabis research and studies, through continuing medical education coursework. During your appointment, you and your medical marijuana doctor will discuss your condition as well as your medical history.
If your Virginia medical marijuana doctor believes medical cannabis is an appropriate treatment option for your condition, you will receive a signed certification that allows you to register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
The board will process your medical marijuana recommendation, and you will be added to the patient registry. Once your Virginia marijuana card application is processed, you'll receive your Virginia medical marijuana identification card in the mail.
If you need guidance on where to find a medical marijuana dispensary in Virginia, or you have questions about getting a replacement marijuana patient identification card, we are here for you!
What Information and Forms Are Required for a Medical Marijuana Card in VA?
The following are required when submitting an application to the Virginia Board of Pharmacy:
Your application form
Your completed Physician Written Certification
Your current Virginia issued driver's license or state ID (Please be aware that your name and address on your application form must match what is listed on your Virginia driver's license or ID)
In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Virginia, patients must first schedule a virtual evaluation. You'll meet online with a doctor who can evaluate whether medical marijuana is a good course of treatment for you, and discuss how to use cannabis to relieve your symptoms naturally.
Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your Office?
We cannot guarantee approval for medical marijuana, as the doctor is the only person that can make a determination. To make it likely that you will receive approval for treatment with cannabis from the doctor, bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments.
Why Get a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
If you currently suffer from a medical condition, we strongly suggest you initiate your medical marijuana treatment regimen under the supervision of a physician. Look for someone who has the training, compassion, and belief in the medicinal qualities of cannabis. At Virginia Marijuana Card, our doctors are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, and they have also received continuing medical cannabis education courses. This ensures that they have critical and recent information related to the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana products should be purchased from a licensed Virginia medical marijuana dispensary. The Virginia Department of Health Professions supports the use of medical marijuana (in its various forms) as a low risk and successful method of treatment for medical conditions, when deemed appropriate by a registered physician.
With your Virginia Medical Marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all Virginia cannabis dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries carry many forms of medical cannabis in varying strengths and potencies. Each dispensary will have products such as marijuana capsules, tinctures, oils, creams, gels, patches, suppositories, and flower.
Patient Product Confidence
Virginia medical marijuana dispensaries carry all types of cannabis products, including flower, edibles, oils, patches, and vapes. However, a patient is required to have a Virginia medical marijuana card in order to gain access to any of Virginia’s world-class dispensaries.
Your Virginia marijuana card makes it easy to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are a registered patient with Virginia's Medical Marijuana Control Program, and thereby allowed to possess, transport, and consume medical cannabis products.
Access to Other States
A Virginia Marijuana Card gets you access to all medical marijuana dispensaries located within the state, but you might end up receiving more value than you originally anticipated! Many states with medical marijuana laws extend reciprocity with their programs. This means your marijuana card from Virginia may allow you to purchase medical cannabis in states with similar requirements, including DC.
I Have a Medical Condition. How Do I Get Approved for Medical Marijuana in VA?
If you are currently living with a chronic or debilitating medical condition or symptoms, you are likely eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Virginia. However, before you can walk into a dispensary, you will need a Virginia medical marijuana card. The easiest way to obtain one is by scheduling a recommendation appointment with our medical marijuana doctors online.
What Is a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
A Virginia medical marijuana card is simply the patient identification card you will receive from the Board of Pharmacy once you've been registered as a medical marijuana patient in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
With your card, you will have all of the legal rights and benefits granted to patients under Virginia's medical marijuana laws. Virginia Marijuana Card understands that medical marijuana laws can be confusing, and your primary care physician may not be prepared to discuss medical marijuana as a treatment option for your condition. Virginia Marijuana Card eliminates the guesswork and stress from this process. Our friendly Patient Support Specialists will carefully walk you through the entire process.
Give us a call today at (888) 663-5808 if you have any questions, or schedule an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation online.