How to Get a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?
With the new laws taking effect in the state, patients can get access to pharmaceutical and botanical cannabis from legal dispensaries with just a cannabis card from certified marijuana doctors. (Cannabis or marijuana card and MMJ recommendations are often used synonymously and refer to the same doctor-approved certification). Here’s how you can begin the process.
1. Fill a Form
Begin by registering on our HIPAA compliant platform and filling out a basic application form. Submit the form and make the payment to have a medical evaluation.
2. Have an Online Consultation
Have a face-to-face consultation with medical marijuana doctors via phone or video call. The doctor will evaluate your medical condition and determine if you qualify.
3. Receive Your Recommendation
Once the doctor approves your medical condition, you will receive a PDF of your weed card by email which can be used to shop cannabis products at your nearest dispensary.
4. Register With the State
Though completely optional, you may register with the Virginia DoH and Board of Pharmacy for a medical marijuana card. Once approved, you will receive a digital copy of your medical marijuana card by email.
Note : Medical marijuana card is issued by the state and not Online Medical Card. The state fee is paid to the state and is separate from your doctor’s consultation fee. Online Medical Card collects your doctor’s consultation fee only. To save time, find answers to all your queries related to medical marijuana card registration here.
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Get Your Medical Cannabis Card by a Virginia 420 Doctor
To access medical marijuana in the state of Virginia, what you need is a medical marijuana recommendation or cannabis card by a board-certified physician. Starting July 1st, 2022, the state of Virginia passed a new law that allows all qualified MMJ patients in the state to access medical cannabis from dispensaries without registering with the State Board of Pharmacy. However, it is still necessary for MMJ patients to consult board-certified doctors and receive a written recommendation. Patients can buy cannabis using only the doctor’s recommendation letter.
To access your right to cannabis in Virginia, apply for a medical evaluation now with Online Medical Card. Consult board-certified doctors online and get approved today.
How to Become a Virginia Medical Marijuana Patient
To become a medical patient in Virginia the first step is to get a medical marijuana recommendation from us. We connect you with licensed medical marijuana doctors, who conduct your 420 evaluation. Once the doctor decides that you have a qualifying condition, they will write you a recommendation(also referred to as a cannabis card or MMJ card).
Starting July 1st, 2022, MMJ patients in Virginia can use their recommendation to buy cannabis in the state. Registration with the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) is not a mandatory step anymore. You may apply for your Virginia Medical Marijuana Identification Card with the state if you wish.
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Qualifying Conditions in Virginia
Conditions that are applicable for a medical weed card in Virginia include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cachexia and wasting syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Tourette Syndrome
Benefits of a Virginia Medical Weed Card
A medical weed card can go a long way in helping you manage your medical condition. It’s also one way to enjoy the privileges that come along with being a registered medical marijuana patient in the state of Virginia. Here are a few of them:
Though technically legal, accessing recreational cannabis in Virginia isn’t easy. So, you need a medical marijuana recommendation for the same.
All your medication should come from a licensed dispensary that only allows patients with a legit medical marijuana card/recommendation to make a purchase.
If you want someone to collect medication on your behalf, then you need to get a medical cannabis card. They can purchase and administer medication on your behalf.
With a medical weed card, you are legally allowed to possess, transport, and consume medical marijuana products in Virginia.
Even though Virginia does not practice medical marijuana reciprocity, there are plenty of other states that do accept a Medical cannabis card from Virginia.
Marijuana’s medical potential often surpasses that of modern medicine. If other treatments haven’t worked for you, use your medical weed card to buy the herb which may be the much-needed solution for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
We understand that you may have many questions and doubts about online medical marijuana card services. So, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions to give you some clarity.
A Virginia medical marijuana card is valid for a year. After which you will need to go and get a renewal from qualified medical marijuana doctors.
To find certified Virginia medical marijuana doctors, you just need to visit our safe HIPAA-compliant telemedicine platform.
Yes, you can grow no more than four cannabis plants in Virginia provided you are 21 years or older, growing cannabis for personal use in your place of residence and keeping your plants out of public view.
Cannabis products are available in different forms in legal dispensaries of Virginia. With the new law, qualified patients can buy pre-rolls, edibles, tinctures, capsules, topicals and more with their medical marijuana recommendation.