Apply For Your Washington Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Washington medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

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Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


3 oz poss. limit

3 oz purchase limit

Recreational users


1 oz poss. limit

1 oz purchase limit

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Why Get a Washington
Med Card

Save over 37% on cannabis purchases

Enhanced legal protection

Greater purchase limits

Legally cultivate

Access to higher potency strains

Greater possession limit

Washington Savings Explained

Excluded from 37% excise tax
3x greater purchase limits
HUGE cash and time savings!

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in WA

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Book an appointment in Washington state so that you can see a medical marijuana doctor in WA 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. Please provide any medical records, if you have them, supporting your qualifying condition for the doctor(s) to review.


Consult with a doctor online for 15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. If you are approved, your physician will take the necessary steps to issue authorization documentation.

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


Upon approval, the doctor will mail you the authorization which is printed on a tamper-resistant paper and you can present this to any state-endorsed dispensary and have an official MMJ card printed. Afterward, you can purchase cannabis from a variety of dispensaries without paying sales tax.

In Washington, 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 set up a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Washington

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

New Patients & Renewals Welcome

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24/7 Customer Service

FREE Personalized Cannabis Consultation Included (usually $79)

Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Separate from getting your card, you will be able to have a one on one with a world-class cannabis expert to help you take a deeper look at your ailment(s) and how to best leverage cannabis for your own well-being. These appointments are usually $79, but we are including it for free for Washington patients.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Washington and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Medical Cannabis Savings Taxes explained and the benefits of getting your medical card in Washington

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Washington

37% excise tax

Medical Marijuana Taxes in Washington



Estimated Savings Having a Medical Marijuana Card


Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Washington medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

Medical Marijuana Certificate
Additional State fee

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Washington's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:


Washington has no medical cannabis patient registry.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:


Medical cannabis patients can purchase up to 3 oz of cannabis at a time.

Range of Marijuana Products Available:

Dry cannabis flower, edibles, concentrates, tinctures, pre-rolls, topicals, vapes

All cannabis formulations are legal in Washington.

Average Price of Marijuana Products:

Around $10-12 per gram

Medium quality ounces of cannabis in Washington generally cost around $230.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors:


Washington residents can grow up to four cannabis plants for personal use.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales

$1.15 billion

Washington medical cannabis purchases are exempt from 37% tax compared to recreational purchases.

The Status of Cannabis in Washington

House Bill 1563 in Washington, which has passed both the House and Senate, aims to protect medical cannabis users who have valid authorizations but aren’t officially registered or have recognition cards. If it becomes law, these users won’t be arrested for using medical cannabis.

However, Washington’s medical cannabis is seemingly second to its recreational program, with the New York Law Journal boasting the Empire State should copy the Evergreen State, especially due to COVID-19. Between outmigration and business loss, the East Coast City needs some West Coast advice, which is to recreational cannabis. 

According to the journal, $395.5 million in legal cannabis industry profits is reason enough alone to make it legal. While Washington is an example of how lucrative legalizing cannabis for recreational use can be, the state also promotes a strong medicinal program, which is tax free. Meanwhile on the verge of the November 2020 General Election, the West Coast state is once again being used as an example in a Politico report, detailing the many states with recreational use on the ballot. 

“Less than a decade after Colorado and Washington pioneered the modern legalization movement,” reports Politico when discussing New Jersey, Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, and Minnesota. If all of the states vote yes to respective ballot questions, up to one-third of the U.S. will have made the recreational use of cannabis legal.

Qualifying Conditions

Washington has more than a dozen qualifying conditions that make residents eligible for the statewide medical cannabis program.

Patients with terminal or debilitating medical conditions may benefit from the medicinal use of marijuana under the supervision of their health care practitioners.

Terminal or chronic medical condition means a condition sufficiently severe to substantially interfere with the everyday life and functional activities of the patient, which can be measured and evaluated objectively, and limited to the following:

  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Spasticity disorders
  • Intractable pain, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications.
  • Glaucoma, either acute or chronic, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean increased intraocular pressure unrelieved by standard treatments and medications.
  • Crohn’s disease with debilitating symptoms unrelieved by standard treatments or medications.
  • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain unrelieved by standard treatments or medications.
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting (cachexia), appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications.
  • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis
  • PTSD
  • Traumatic brain injury

Mental health conditions do not qualify under the current laws for medical cannabis in Washington. As of 2015, patients are no longer able to petition for medical conditions to be added. Instead, adding qualifying conditions to the list require acts of the legislature to change the law.

Along with having one or more of the qualifying conditions, a patient must prove they are a Washington resident with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. The state only charges $1 to register for the statewide program, unlike most states that charge a minimum of $50 and upwards of $150.


The requirements for Washington designated providers (caregivers) are straightforward, mandating they be at least 21-years-old and a resident of the state, which must be proven with a valid driver’s license or current state identification card. Additionally, they must be listed on the patient’s medical marijuana authorization form. A designated provider (caregiver) must have their information entered into the medical marijuana database and will receive a designated provider recognition card. The medical marijuana authorization form must be fully completed and printed on tamper-resistant paper. Both the patient and caregiver each sign their own copies of this form containing the same information.

If the patient is under the age of 18, the designated provider (caregiver) must be a parent or legal guardian in addition to the rules stated above. Once approved, a caregiver can both cultivate or purchase medical cannabis on behalf of the patient only. A caregiver is not allowed to consume any medical cannabis prescribed for the patient and may only serve as a designated provider (caregiver) for one patient at a time.

How do I become a medical marijuana patient in Washington State?

In order to become a medical marijuana patient in Washington State, you need to be a Washington citizen and make an appointment with your health care provider to see whether you qualify under Washington State law.

If a healthcare professional, which you can connect with one easily through Veriheal, believes that the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes will help your medical condition, he or she can complete a medical marijuana authorization form for you.

Possession and Cultivation

A medical cannabis patient or designated caregiver is allowed to possess 1 ounce of usable cannabis, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused products in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis-infused product in liquid form, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrate. The state also reports that “if the patient’s healthcare practitioner determines the patient requires more than the presumptive amount, they may authorize,” them to possess up to 15 plants or 16 ounces of usable cannabis from their growing plants. 

Additionally, unless an area is designated as a cooperative garden, then “no more than 15 plants may be grown or located in any one housing unit even if multiple qualifying patients or designated providers reside in the housing unit,” reports the state. A cooperative allows up to four medical marijuana patients or designated providers to grow together, but they must register with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board and follow the designated laws. These laws include rules such that the cooperative can have a maximum of 60 plants that are only grown in the designated cooperative area and nowhere else.

How to Renew Your Washington Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your Washington medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Washington?

Medical marijuana cards in Washington are valid for adults for one year and minors for six months.

Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is it to get a medical marijuana card in Washington state?

1 Super easyIn order to become a medical marijuana patient in Washington State, you need to be a Washington resident and make an appointment through Veriheal to see whether you qualify under Washington State law.

Washington has more than a dozen qualifying conditions for medical cannabis, including cancer, HIA/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, spasticity disorder, intractable pain, glaucoma, Crohn’s disease, hepatitis C, nausea/vomiting, chronic renal failure, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury.

No, anxiety is not currently a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in Washington state.

According to the Washington State Department of Health, the medical cannabis authorization database is in no way connected to any other system and does not affect your right to purchase or carry a gun.

The average gram of medical cannabis in Washington costs around $10.50.

Health care professionals may allow marijuana to be used by any individual, regardless of age, provided that it is medically acceptable under the law. If a patient is under the age of 18, they will need to have a designated provider (caregiver). For patients younger than 18, the medical marijuana authorization expires six months after it was issued.

Once your healthcare practitioner identifies that you are qualified for Medical Marijuana, he/she will give you the form during your medical appointment. If you have a designated provider (caregiver), you will receive two medical marijuana licenses, one for you as a patient and one for your designated provider.

Medical cannabis patients can purchase 3 oz of cannabis from a dispensary at a time, while recreational users can only purchase 1 oz at a time.

Under the current regulations, a license expires one (1) year after its issuance for a qualified individual aged eighteen (18) or older and an authorization expires six (6) months after it has been given to a qualified individual under the age of 18. Your healthcare provider determines the expiration dates depending on the medical schedule.

No, you are not required to register with the state database unless you are under the age of 18 or a designated provider (caregiver) for a person underage.

You will receive the following benefits for registering:
· May buy marijuana products and possess up to three times the regular possession limit.
· Exempt from paying 37% marijuana sales tax from a medically endorsed retail store.
· May buy high THC compliant products
· May grow six to 15 plants and possess 8 ounces of useable marijuana from your own plants.
· May participate in a registered marijuana cooperative.
· May purchase immature plants, clones, and seeds from a licensed marijuana producer.
· Receive arrest protection if you are compliant with chapter 69.51A RCW of the current medical cannabis law.

Yes. A qualifying patient or designated provider (caregiver) may not have their parental rights or residential time with a child restricted solely due to having a medical marijuana license as long as they are in compliance with medical marijuana laws and are able to perform parenting functions.

There are a wide variety of products available to medical cannabis patients in Washington. Products available for purchase at medical dispensaries include dry cannabis flower, pre-rolls, tinctures, extracts and concentrates, topicals, and edibles.

Yes, the process for renewing your card with Veriheal is simple in Washington. Annually, Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

Data Last Updated 04/02/2024

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