How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in VA

  • STEP 1:


    Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in VA through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor.

    Do not hesitate to reach out if you need assistance with getting an appointment set, our team would be more than happy to help.

  • STEP 2:


    Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

    Every patient will need to prove Virginia residency for their application to be accepted by the state of VA.

  • STEP 3:


    Once you are approved, you'll register with the state and submit an application. The state will process your application and notify you of your approval and mail your card. Once dispensaries are open in VA, you will be able to begin purchasing from dispensaries.

    In Virginia, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

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The Status of Cannabis Legalization in VA

Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient in Virginia

If, within the last 12 months, you have been awarded a written certificate, submit the internet request for board registration. An unexpired valid written license given by a board registered physician and a present active patient registration granted by the Pharmacy Board is essential to claim the affirmative defense. The request for internet registration is available on the website of DHP Initial Applications and can be renewed annually.

1. A physician registered with and licensed by the Pharmacy Board of Virginia to suggest CBD or THC-A Oil must issue a written certificate to patients.

2. The doctor must keep an up-to-date registration with the Pharmacy Board.

3. Patients must provide identity evidence using either a state-issued identity card, an unexpired driver’s license, or a valid U.S. issued passport. Government.

4. Patients must be a Virginia resident and evidence of residence must be provided.

5. Patients must then register with the Department of Health Professions after obtaining a recommendation from a certified physician.

  • The original fee for registration is $50 and the annual fee for registration is $50.
  • The legal parent or guardian of that minor must also be recorded when registering as a minor patient.
  • You can find detailed step-by-step instructions on the registration process

6. Applications will be processed within 7-10 company days by the Board of Pharmacy. Once the enrollment cards are processed and issued, they will be sent to the address given on the request.

Virginia recently passed a law that approves for some people narrowly the use of medical marijuana, but the substance remains largely illegal. As more and more states make marijuana legal in some form, understanding the legislation and implications of the activity surrounding it is crucial for individuals in Virginia. Currently, the government does not allow almost all individuals to use marijuana in any form. Under Virginia law, marijuana possession is regarded as a charge of misdemeanor. People caught with the drug may face imprisonment. In addition, a person may be subject to suspension of the permit.

It is essential to point out that he or she may still be detained even if someone fits this description. Anyone who has questions should consult with an attorney about this matter.

Registering as a Caregiver in VA

If parents and legal guardians of patients who are minors or disabled adults have recently been issued a written certification for possessing CBD or THC-A oil pursuant to § 18.2-250.1 for a minor or disabled adult or within the last 12 months, online applications for both a patient and the parent / guardian will be submitted in the following order.

1. First, the parent/guardian living at the same address as the patient should submit the request for patient registration.

2. The request should be submitted by the parent/guardian living at the same address as the patient.

3. The parent/guardian request should be submitted to the board by any other parent/guardian who has also been awarded a written certificate and needs to obtain board registration.

Each parent/guard must receive the registration of his or her own board.  The request for internet registration is available on the website of DHP Initial Applications and can be renewed annually.

Accessing Medical Marijuana

Virginia, like many states, now has a formal program of medical marijuana cards. The certification process is overseen by the Virginia Department of Health Professions and the Pharmacy Board.

A registered patient can currently only access a 90-day supply of THC-A or CBD oil. Once certified, patients will have access from a pharmaceutical processor to their suggested dosage.

Qualifying Conditions

As stated, any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the physician to benefit from such use will qualify you for medical cannabis. Some conditions that patients commonly get approved for medical marijuana are as follow:

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Residual limb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures (including those characteristic of Epilepsy)
  • Severe fibromyalgia
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
  • Spinal cord injury is damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Virginia to become a medical marijuana patient in Virginia?


How do I apply for a medical marijuana card in VA?

In applying for a medical marijuana card, one must provide the following: full name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and email address if any, a valid ID, and at least 18 years of age, else you will need to provide consent from a parent or guardian. And a statement that indicates your age and residency. Book your appointment with a doctor first to review your ailments and medical condition.

How can I find a registered physician?

No need to worry. We provide the Virginia physicians for you.

Do I need to see the physician on video or do I just go right in person?

For VA, you will be going right into the doctor’s office.

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

What if I am not approved?

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

Can I drive while using medical marijuana?

No. Driving or operating any kind of vehicle such as a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under influence of marijuana is not allowed.

I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?

Sign up and we can get you approved in no time!

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

No, you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Virginia medical marijuana program. And for that, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.

Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?

Any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the physician to benefit from such use will qualify you for medical cannabis.

Do I need medical records to get my card in Virginia?

If you have medical records, be sure to provide them. If not, the physician will establish them with you.

What is the Cost?

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed VA practitioner registered with the state, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.

Can I use medical marijuana in public?

No. The medical marijuana is prohibited to be used in public places under the law.

Where are the dispensaries in VA? Is there a dispensary near me?

Dispensaries in Virginia are opening soon! Also, once the first one opens, Washington, DC dispensaries should be offering reciprocity to VA residents.

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

Places to Visit in VA After Enjoying Your Medicine

Virginia is a lovely holiday destination, packed with historic attractions, sandy beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains where tourists can see a variety of bird species and land animals. History is in Virginia everywhere. In the state, four of the first five presidents were born, giving it a head begin on the record of eight, most of whatever state. Two of their top tourist attractions— Mount Vernon and Monticello — are presidents ‘ homes. Virginia also claims the most battlefields of any state in the Civil War and the locations where the Civil War and the Revolution finished.

Old Town Alexandria

The place George Washington called home is Alexandria, Virginia. The Old Town Historic District is a hive of activity with its traditional paved roads. Historic buildings include the boyhood home of General Robert E. Lee, art galleries, antique stores, and restaurants, all set against the Potomac River background. The district’s core is Market Square, which operates since 1753 and was once the site of the United States ‘ second biggest slave market. You can follow George Washington by visiting his favourite pub, Gadsby’s Tavern, checking out the pharmacy where he shopped with Martha, or watching his pew at Christ Church. For more than eighty artists, the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which was an actual torpedo factory in World War II, is now a creative space, and visitors can watch them creating modern masterpieces.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach has a wealth of stuff to do, and the beach itself is first and foremost. Three distinct beaches and fourteen miles of sandy coasts offer each visitor their desired beach vacation, whether in the core of the action or in a secluded bay. The three-mile boardwalk on Virginia Beach is the place to be for walking, inline skating and cycling; along the manner there are great outdoor restaurants, nautical statues, shopping, and four oceanfront stages with live entertainment. Virginia Beach provides fun rides, golf, sea kayaking, boat tours, and nightlife, ideal for families, couples, and solo travelers. First Landing State Park commemorates the first ashore English colonists in 1609. Back Bay National Wildlife Preserve connects tourists to nature and provides the opportunity to see wild horses, feral pigs, tortoises and bald eagles in their natural habitat.

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park was established in the 1920s and includes many of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, as well as the rolling Piedmont mountains in Virginia. The winding Shenandoah River and its valleys are running through the park, as is the Skyline Drive, a 105-mile highway running through the whole park. Skyline Drive is intended to be driven slowly, and riders stop frequently at one of the 75 lookout posts along the road with amazing views of the landscape of the park. Shenandoah National Park has 500 miles of hiking paths, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and camping sites, lodges and restaurants can be found all over the park. Everywhere there are cascading waterfalls and beauty spots. The park has a multitude of wild creatures including black bears, coyotes, beavers, foxes, deer, and cougars, and more than 200 bird species including wild turkeys, tufted titmice, Carolina chickadees, and barred owls.

Data last updated 07/20/2020

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