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.
The first Virginia licensed dispensaries opened in August 2020. Now, patients who have a Virginia marijuana card are finding the natural relief they have been waiting for with cannabis-based oils, edibles, vapes, and lotions—and medical marijuana flower is also officially legal in the state.
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 qualifications:
Be diagnosed with a medical condition you believe will benefit from medical marijuana treatment.
Have written certification recommendation from a registered Virginia physician. 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.
Here are some of the most common conditions treated with medical marijuana:
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 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 doctor to review your condition(s), and if appropriate, recommend marijuana as part of your treatment plan. That’s where we come in!
Our Doctors in VA
All of our doctors are registered with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and expanded their current knowledge to include the most recent 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 marijuana is an appropriate treatment option for your condition, you will receive a signed certification that will be submitted to the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
The board will process both your recommendation and the $50 state registration fee within 7-10 business days. You will be added to the patient registry and receive your Virginia Medical Marijuana Identification Card.
If you need guidance on where to find a dispensary or have questions about getting a replacement 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)
A non-refundable $50 state application fee
How to Find A Medical Marijuana Doctor in Virginia
In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Virginia, patients must first schedule a virtual evaluation.
Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your Office?
We cannot guarantee approval, as the doctor is the only person that can make a determination. To make it likely that you will receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you 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 treatment regimen under the supervision of a physician who has the training, compassion, and belief in the medicinal qualities of cannabis. At Virginia Marijuana Card, our doctors are not only licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia but have also received continuing medical cannabis education courses to ensure 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 and Senior Services supports the use of medical marijuana (in its various forms) as a low risk and successful method of treatment for medical conditions, as deemed appropriate by a registered physician. With your Virginia Medical Marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all Virginia 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 capsules, sprays, tinctures, oils, creams, gels, lozenges, patches, troches, suppositories, and lollipops; the products must contain at least 5 mg of CBD or at least 5 mg of THCA per dose and cannot contain more than 10 mg THC per dose, or single unit.
Patient Product Confidence
Virginia dispensaries carry all types of medical marijuana products, including 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 registered with Virginia's Medical Marijuana Control, and thereby allowed to possess, transport, and consume medical cannabis products.
Access to Other States
A Virginia Marijuana Card gets you access to all 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.
I Have a Medical Condition. How Do I Get Approved for Medical Marijuana?
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.
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 medical 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.