How To Get Your Virginia Medical Marijuana Card
Learn how to get your Virginia medical marijuana card.
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You must be a resident of the state of Virginia.
At this time, the Virginia Board of Pharmacy will not be allowing out of state patients to qualify for affirmative defense for CBD/THC-A
There is no minimum age requirement in Virginia.
Patients under the age of 18 can qualify but require a parent or legal guardian to register with the Board of Pharmacy.
Any condition or diagnosis can be qualifying if a practitioner determines that Medical Marijuana could be beneficial.
No prior medical documentation is required at this time.
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Call us at (877)242-0362 or use our online scheduling feature to set up a Telemedicine evaluation for Virginia Medical Marijuana.
A registered practitioner will review your case and perform an evaluation.
Once approved, you will be issued your Written Certification form which you can then use to register online as a patient with the Board of Pharmacy
In order to register for your Virginia medical marijuana card you will need the following:
- Proof of identity in the form of a government-issued identification card;
- Proof of residency such as a government-issued identification card or tax receipt;
- If the patient is a minor, proof of the qualifying patient’s age in the form of a birth certification or other government-issued identification as well as proof of identity and residency for the parent or guardian
Proof of identification and residency, a copy of the written certification form, and the registration fee must be submitted with the Board of Pharmacy Application. An application for the parent/legal guardian must also be submitted when the patient is a minor or incapacitated adult.
For patients, the initial registration fee is $50 and the annual renewal fee is $50.
For parents or guardians, the initial registration fee is $25 and the annual renewal fee is $25.
Once the registration is issued, the patient (and parent/guardian, if applicable) should carry the board registration card and the written certification form any time the patient is in possession of the CBD/THC-A oil product.
Age & Residency Requirements
Schedule a Visit
Submit Your Application
Virginia MMJ CARD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are the qualifying conditions?
A: There are no specific qualifying conditions. Any diagnosis that your practitioner determines could benefit from medical marijuana can qualify. Some common conditions treated with MMJ include:
- Chronic pain
- Severe Nausea
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Neuropathic pain disorders
- Crohn’s disease
- Terminal illness
- Muscle spasms
- Anorexia and bulimia
- Cachexia and wasting syndrome
Q: Will insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?
A: Unfortunately, no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level.
Q: Will patients registration status be made available to the public?
A: No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws.
Q: Is CBD or THC-A oil currently available to obtain from a registered processor in Virginia?
A: No. It is anticipated that the first pharmaceutical processors will become operational by December 2019. It will take approximately 4-6 months to cultivate, produce, and test the products prior to dispensing. CBD and THC-A oil products are not expected to be available for purchase from the processors until Spring/Summer 2020, at the earliest.
Q: What types of medical marijuana will be available?
A: Strictly CBD and THC-A oil products with no more than five percent THC.
Q: Can I legally possess cannabis before the program is fully up and running?
A: The Board of Pharmacy recognizes that although CBD/THC-A oil products are not currently available to purchase in Virginia, patients may have acquired products from other sources. Individuals with a valid written certification issued by a practitioner have an affirmative defense in any prosecution involving marijuana in the form of CBD oil or THC-A oil.
Q: How much is the fee to register and obtain an MMJ card in Virginia?
A: For patients, the initial registration fee is $50 and the annual renewal fee is $50. For parents or guardians, the initial registration fee is $25 and the annual renewal fee is $25.
Q: How long does it take to receive my MMJ card?
A: Applications with the Board of Pharmacy are typically processed within 7-10 business days. Once approved, a board registration card will be sent out to the address provided.
Q: Are caregivers allowed?
A: Yes, for minors or incapacitated adults a parent or legal guardian must apply for board registration for both the patient and for himself or herself as the parent or legal guardian.
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