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Ways to Get Ready For Your Virginia Medical Marijuana Evaluation Appointment

How to prepare for your medical evaluation appointment

Nervous about your Virginia medical marijuana evaluation appointment? Check out these tips to prepare!

Cannabis has come so far in Virginia over a very short period of time, but people who are looking for a legal way to access medical marijuana may still be a bit nervous about asking a health professional for a recommendation.

We get it. Even when patients have legitimately qualifying conditions outlined by Virginia’s state marijuana program, stigma is associated with using marijuana to treat those conditions. And asking the person with the stethoscope and the chart can be scary.

The health professionals at Virginia Marijuana Card understand your concerns, and we are here to help you through every step of the process. We think that you are the only expert there is in your own personal experiences, and our goal is to equip you to take charge of your treatment plan.

There is never any need to be nervous when you make an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation with us. However, we are going to share some tips and tricks to help you feel prepared when the time comes to talk to one of our practitioners.

1. Choose a Trusted Marijuana Referral Provider

Sometimes you just don’t feel comfortable talking to your family doctor about medical marijuana. And sometimes, your family doctor doesn’t understand the benefits of using medical marijuana to treat certain conditions.

Fortunately, there are marijuana referral providers who are trained experts in the medicinal use of cannabis, and they can help you understand the best way to treat your symptoms, advise you on how to get started, and facilitate you getting your medical card.

The downside to using one of these referral providers is that not every company is reputable. Some providers are not properly trained; others book themselves too tightly, not allowing for time to adequately answer questions and address concerns; and others are just an outright scam.

Make sure you know the referral provider you are using has a good reputation, makes their contact information clear from the start, and will take the time you need in order to understand the process. Anything less, and you should keep looking.

2. Fill Out the Paperwork ASAP

When you make an appointment with Virginia Marijuana Card, we immediately send you the forms that provide us with the information we’ll need at your appointment. When you start filing them out right away, it gives you time to gather your thoughts, and to develop questions about your treatment. Jot down your questions as you go, so that you’ll have your full list at your appointment.

If the thought of paperwork gives you cold sweats, don’t worry! The questions are all pretty basic, and our patient support team can help you fill out any forms you are having trouble with.

3. Send Your Medical Records if You Have Them

If you have a formal diagnosis, it always helps to have medical records documenting the condition. Again, if this is something you’re having trouble with, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We can help you gather all the documentation that you will need for your appointment.

If you don’t have a diagnosis or medical records to prove it, give us a call at (888) 633-5808. We might still be able to help you get your medical marijuana card for the kind of natural relief you deserve!

4. Do Your Research

We are not suggesting you get your WebMD Ph.D. before your appointment. However, learning about ways that medical marijuana can help your condition is an excellent precursor to talking to our healthcare professionals.

Research often sparks more questions, and you should continue writing them down as you go. We want to make sure you walk away from your appointment with all the information you need in order to make satisfying and effective decisions regarding your treatment plan!

5. Relax!

We know that you’ve been waiting for a long time to get legal natural relief, and this is important to you. When you get your Virginia medical marijuana evaluation through us, you can trust you’re in good hands. Just check out all the five-star reviews from satisfied patients on Google!

Our patients love the fact that we stick with them the whole way through the process, making things as quick and easy as it gets. We are here to answer all your questions about the program, about your treatment, and about what’s available to you once you have your card.

Our healthcare practitioners are extremely understanding, and we are committed to making sure our patients get the natural relief they deserve.

6. Click the Link We Send You to Sign in and Wait for Your Appointment

After you fill out your paperwork and make your payment, we will send you a link to enter our HIPAA compliant telehealth platform. When it’s time for your appointment, just click the link and you’ll enter a virtual waiting room.

Your health professional will sign into your room when they are ready to see you, and your appointment will only take about 15 - 20 minutes (depending on how many questions you have). You will discuss your current condition, symptoms, if you’ve tried marijuana as a treatment before, how it helps, and next steps.

And that’s it!

Schedule an Appointment for a Marijuana Evaluation and Get Natural Relief With Confidence!

We want to empower all our patients to take control of their treatment plan, getting the relief they deserve and enjoying feeling their best again. If you are uncertain if you will qualify for medical marijuana, or if it is right for you, we always suggest giving us a call at

(888) 633-5808, so we can help you decide.

If you make an appointment and don’t get a recommendation, you are entitled to a full refund minus administrative costs if we help you get your medical records.

Additionally, we offer an unlimited number of follow-up visits for the entire time that your card is valid with us. If you ever need to talk to one of our doctors after you’ve gotten your recommendation, we are always here to help.

What are you waiting for? Get natural relief through the benefits of medical marijuana by making a virtual appointment with Virginia Marijuana Card today!


Doctors Who Care. Relief You Can Trust.

At Virginia Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to MMJ. 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 (888) 633-5808, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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