If you’re interested in getting a Virginia medical marijuana card, the following steps will guide you through the process. The card is your key to the dispensary and we look forward to serving you when we open our doors.
Step 1: ELIGIBILITY
In order to qualify for Virginia’s medical marijuana program, the patient must be diagnosed with a condition or disease for which the patient’s certifying healthcare practitioner believes medical marijuana use will be beneficial.
Step 2: PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION
The first step for patients interested in joining the program is to obtain a medical marijuana certification from a registered healthcare practitioner. Licensed practitioners of medicine or osteopathy, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are eligible to register and participate in the program. When certifying a patient, the practitioner must complete a patient certification form provided by the Board of Pharmacy. The patient will need this form when submitting their patient application.
Step 3: PATIENT APPLICATION
Once the patient has received their certification, they must complete a patient application. The first step is creating a username and password at this link. After creating a login, visit the application page and enter login info. On the Application for Licensure page, select Pharmaceutical Processing under “Profession” and Registered Patient For CBD/THC-A Oil or Registered Parent/Guardian of CBD/THC-A Oil under “License Type”. Next, select Initial Application under “Obtained by” and click Start Application. After completing the application and paying the $50 fee, the applicant must submit the following information to the board by email, fax, or mail:
- A copy of the certification issued by a registered practitioner;
- Proof of residency of the qualifying patient and proof of residency of a parent or legal guardian, if applicable, such as a government-issued identification card or tax receipt;
- Proof of identity of the qualifying patient and, if the patient is a minor, proof of identity of the parent or legal guardian in the form of a government-issued identification card;
- Proof of the qualifying patient’s age in the form of a birth certification or other government-issued identification.
Application processing will take 7-10 days. If approved, the applicants medical card will be mailed to their address. Please note that medical marijuana products are not yet available to registered patients in Virginia, but we recommend starting the application process as soon as possible to ensure access when we open our doors.