Can I Get Medical Marijuana in Virginia?

Updated on October 7, 2021. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Shatha Atiya.

In Virginia, there is no specific list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana cards.

To access medical marijuana in VA, patients need written certification from a board-registered cannabis doctor in VA. This means that it’s up to the recommending doctor to determine whether cannabis use would help the patient’s disease or medical condition.

Patients in Virginia looking for a registered marijuana doctor able to recommend medical cannabis to treat their condition should book an appointment with QuickMedCards.

Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Requirements

To access medical marijuana in VA, patients must register with the Board of Pharmacy.

  1. All patients must be residents of Virginia.
  2. Patients must be at least eighteen years old. If a qualifying patient is under eighteen, then their parent or legal guardian must apply on their behalf.
  3. All patients must have a written recommendation from a Board-registered medical marijuana doctor in VA.

However, before you can register as a patient, you must get a certification from a Board of Pharmacy-registered marijuana doctor.

  1. Simply book an appointment with a registered marijuana doctor in VA, attend your marijuana evaluation, and get certified.
  2. After getting certified, you should go to the Virginia Board Of Pharmacy Web Portal and create an account.
  3. Then you need to complete the registration process and pay the $50 application fee for patients or $25 for a parent/ legal guardian registering on behalf of a minor patient.
  4. Afterward, you should scan and send the required documents to the Board of Pharmacy via the email, for the application to be considered complete.

You can learn more about the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and the Medical Cannabis Program here.

What is Required for a Virginia Medical Cannabis Card?

  • A copy of a written certification issued by a registered medical marijuana doctor in VA.
  • Proof of residency of the qualifying patient. For example, a VA ID card or tax receipt.
  • Proof of residency of a parent or legal guardian, if the qualifying patient is a minor.
  • Proof of identity of the qualifying patient. For instance, a government-issued identification card.
  • Proof of identity of a parent or legal guardian, if the qualifying patient is a minor.
  • Proof of the qualifying patient’s age in the form of a VA ID or a birth certificate if the patient is a minor.

Also note that a valid Virginia Driver’s License will fulfill the requirements for proof of age, residency, and identity.

Patients should wait for about 30 business days for their application to be processed. After approval, they will receive their Virginia medical marijuana card in the mail.

Learn more on how to get a medical card in Virginia.

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Where Can I Get Medical Marijuana in Virginia (VA) After I Am Certified?

There are currently four approved marijuana dispensaries in Virginia where patients with a valid VA medical marijuana card can buy medical cannabis. They include:

  • Dharma Pharmaceuticals in Abingdon.
  • Green Leaf Medical of Virginia in Richmond.
  • Columbia Care Eastern Virginia in Portsmouth.
  • BEYOND / HELLO Manassas Cannabis Dispensary in Manassas.

Contact the Virginia Board of Pharmacy

Mailing address:

Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233

Fax: (804) 527-4472