• Jennifer Betz

Why You Should Get a VA Marijuana Card Even if You Already Have a Good Source on the Illicit Market


Cannabis in dispensaries vs illicit market

We get it. You’ve been using the same supplier for ages. But here’s why you might want to try medical marijuana in Virginia in 2021:


We were all over the moon when we found out that adult-use marijuana was going to be legal to possess starting on July 1 this year. But our outlook got a lot less starry when we found out that legal adult-use cannabis would be impossible to purchase until 2024.


Fortunately, there is still a way for you to get high-quality marijuana safely and legally in Virginia. When you get a Virginia marijuana card, you can shop at the dispensaries in Abingdon, Manassas, Portsmouth and Richmond, and most people live within the home delivery zone of at least one of these dispensaries.


Qualifying for medical marijuana is a simple process, and Virginia Marijuana Card will help you every step of the way. The list of conditions that can be treated with cannabis is long, and doctors can even recommend it for any chronic or severe condition that they think would improve with some THC and CBD therapy.


This is all great news for people who are into trying plant medicine and do not have a secure source for cannabis. But for anyone currently purchasing their marijuana products on the illicit (or Legacy) market, there doesn’t seem to be any reason to switch your strategy now.


Virginia’s decriminalization bill has already made it so that possession of one ounce or less is a mere $25 fine, getting busted does not go on your criminal record, and punishment stays the same no matter how many times you get caught.


So why bother investing in the only legal way to get marijuana when it’s not that big of a deal to just continue doing things the way you always have? We might be a little biased, but we think that the cannabis products you can find at Virginia dispensaries are far superior to the products you find on the street.


Check out our top four reasons why getting cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary is better than getting it on the illicit market.


1. This One is Obvious: Shopping at a Virginia Dispensary is Legal

Even with decriminalization and other social justice reforms being the stars of Virginia’s 2020 and 2021 legislative rosters, it’s still better being safe than sorry. You might not end up with a record, but getting caught with a sandwich bag full of marijuana will certainly ruin at least an hour or so of your time. And if you’re carrying cannabis, you probably were looking to have a better time than what you’ll have dealing with Sargent Stadanko.


2. Get Precisely the Product That’s Right for You

When the first Virginia dispensary opened its doors in October 2020, there weren’t very many products for sale. Producers needed to catch up with the program, and it was a challenge getting supply up and running.


However, now that the Virginia medical marijuana program is in full swing, you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store when you visit your local dispensary. They are fully stocked with tinctures and topicals from Dharma, vape cartridges and edibles from GLeaf, and flower should be hitting shelves within the next couple of months.


Not only is there a multitude of products in different formats, but you can purchase strains that will give you the precise effects you’re looking for. Need help with anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, or insomnia? Find the terpene profile that works for you and see how much better you feel after incorporating it into your wellness routine.


3. Medical Marijuana Comes With a Label … And You Can Trust It

You know how sometimes your buddy Rob gets really GREAT dank, but then other times all he can get is what seems like a bunch of shake and seeds at the bottom of a bag?


Or sometimes you pay extra for “the good stuff”, but then you wonder why you did because it seems no better than the usual?


Or maybe it’s just that you really enjoyed the stuff you got last time but now it’s not available anymore?


And sometimes everything seems fine, but then you realize your buds taste like they have been sprayed with something. Unless you actually know the person who grows your product, you might not have any way of knowing what’s really in your bag or cartridge.


This is never a worry when you shop at Virginia medical marijuana dispensaries. The cannabis products sold legally must originate in Virginia, and they are closely regulated with regular inspections and testing.


4. Supply is at Least Moderately Dependable

Hate that feeling of wondering if your guy is ever going to show up? Or waiting all evening to learn that there is a dry spell in Roanoke and no one knows when you’ll next be able to get anything for your back pain?


This is never a problem when you have a Virginia marijuana card. The dispensary is always open during its posted hours, and the delivery service is dependable.


If you find something you really like, you don’t have to worry about buying it all up right away, because it should be there the next time you order. Processors are hard at work making sure your favorite products are always there when you need them.


5. Did We Mention Virginia Dispensaries DELIVER???

You never have to leave your home in order to get the relief you’ve been waiting for. Give Virginia Marijuana Card a call at (888) 633-5808 to schedule a convenient telehealth evaluation from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or schedule an appointment online.


Once you have your card, you can order your favorite cannabis products online and have them delivered to your door without ever leaving the comfort of your living room!


You don’t have to hide in the shadows with your cannabis use when you have a Virginia marijuana card, and qualifying is easy!




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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