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Smokable Cannabis Flower is Coming to Virginia Dispensaries—Get Your VA Marijuana Card Now!
Flower will be on the shelves in dispensaries before you know it!
Virginia becoming the first state in the South to legalize adult-use cannabis is one of the most exciting developments for cannabis in the United States in 2021 so far. The fact that smokable cannabis flower is coming to Virginia medical marijuana dispensaries is a close second for residents of the Commonwealth—especially for people who qualify for a VA medical marijuana card.
If you don’t already have a medical marijuana card, you’re going to want to make an appointment for a marijuana evaluation as soon as possible, because the Virginia Board of Pharmacy is taking about six weeks to process applications as of the beginning of June. This means that if you have your evaluation today, it will take six weeks for you to be able to make purchases at Virginia dispensaries. However, once you have your marijuana card in hand, you can purchase high-quality medical marijuana at any of the four open dispensaries. And they will even deliver your chosen cannabis products right to your door almost anywhere in Virginia!
Smokable Cannabis Flower will Likely be in Virginia Dispensaries by the End of Summer 2021!
The catch is that you’ll need a medical marijuana card issued by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy in order to purchase it. With processing times taking up to six weeks right now, they might take even longer the closer we get to smokable buds being available due to a major influx of interest.
Adult-Use Cannabis is Legal to Possess on July 1, but Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Will be the Only Licensed Retailers Until 2024
There are major concerns about adult-use possession being legal this summer with nowhere to legally purchase it for another three years. However the fact remains that you might be able to possess marijuana in Virginia starting on July 1, 2021, but you will need a medical marijuana card to be able to buy it until sometime in 2024.
Fortunately, it’s easy to qualify for a Virginia medical marijuana card. Due to the stigma surrounding marijuana for nearly a century, most people are unaware that cannabis is a legitimate, recognized therapeutic option for a number of conditions including chronic pain, PTSD, and anxiety.
At Virginia Marijuana Card, our compassionate doctors will help you understand the best treatment plan for your wellness goals, giving you the confidence you’ve been looking for when it comes to using cannabis for your personal health. We will help you through every step of the process, we offer unlimited follow-up appointments for the time that your card is valid, and you will get a full refund if you are not approved for a marijuana card.
More Benefits of Getting a Virginia Marijuana Card
Having access to home delivery of high-quality, high-potency cannabis products may be all the convincing you need to make an appointment to get your marijuana card today, but there are other benefits to having a VA marijuana card as well!
In Most Cases, Your Employer Can’t Fire You for Testing Positive for THC
In most cases, taking your medication is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Unfortunately, this will not be the case for medical marijuana until the DEA declassifies marijuana.
To protect Virginia workers right now, Governor Northam signed HB1862 into law on March 29, 2021. There are plenty of exceptions, including workers in transportation, safety, and Federal contracting. But for the most part, your employer cannot take adverse action against you for using medical marijuana on your own time as long as you have a marijuana card.
Medical Marijuana is Considered Medication, and Therefore is Tax-Free
We get that if you’re going to buy your products on the illicit market, you won’t be paying taxes. But for anyone who intends to make their legal recreational marijuana purchases in DC—or even in Virginia when dispensaries become licensed for adult-use sale—adult-use marijuana taxes can be quite high.
However, a medical marijuana card means that you can get your products tax-free, potentially saving you thousands of dollars over the course of a year.
You Only Have to be 18 to Get Medical Marijuana in Virginia
The adult-use possession law only applies to adults 21 and older. This means that if you are between the ages of 18 and 21, you’re going to need a marijuana card in order to be within the limits of the law pertaining to marijuana possession.
When you have a marijuana card, you have legal access to medical marijuana starting at age 18.
Well-Regulated, Targeted Products
Unless you know the person who is growing your marijuana products, you never know what you’re getting when you purchase cannabis on the illegal market. The plants may have been sprayed with pesticides or fertilizers that were not intended for human consumption, or it may just be the case that you don’t have consistent access to the right strains for you.
With a medical marijuana card, you have access to cannabis products that are required to comply with stringent regulations. They are accurately labeled for purity and potency, and you can usually find the same strains every time you order.
Make a Medical Marijuana Evaluation Appointment Today, to Ensure You’re First in Line for Smokable Cannabis Flower in the Fall!
Right now, you can order vape pens and cartridges in a variety of strains, edibles, tinctures, concentrates, and topicals to be delivered to your door. By the end of Summer 2021, flower will be included in Virginia dispensary inventories. Be the first in line to try some of the best smokable cannabis flower you’ll find in Virginia, by making an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation today!
Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.
At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.
Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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