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.

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Any condition or diagnosis can be qualifying if a practitioner determines that Medical Marijuana could be beneficial.

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No prior medical documentation is required at this time.

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Schedule a visit

Call us at (877)242-0362 or use our online scheduling feature to set up a Telemedicine evaluation for Virginia Medical Marijuana.

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Get Evaluated

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

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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
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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

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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.

Qualifying Conditions

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Any condition or diagnosis can be qualifying if a practitioner determines that Medical Marijuana could be beneficial.

Medical Documentation

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No prior medical documentation is required at this time.

Schedule a Visit

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Schedule a visit

Call us at (877)242-0362 or use our online scheduling feature to set up a Telemedicine evaluation for Virginia Medical Marijuana.

Get Evaluated

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Get Evaluated

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

ID Documentation

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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

Submit Your Application

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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.

Call us at 1-877-242-0362 to contact for your medical cannabis evaluation.

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
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Severe Nausea
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Neuropathic pain disorders
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness
  • Spasticity
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anorexia and bulimia
  • Inflammation
  • 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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