How to Register for Virginia’s Medical Cannabis Program: Step-by-Step

February 7, 2021

Medical Cannabis Oil Registration Applications for Patients, Parents, and Legal Guardians

Patients, parents, legal guardians, or registered agents can possess cannabis oil as outlined in § 54.1-3408.3 of the Code of Virginia after obtaining a valid written certification from a Board of Pharmacy-registered doctor. If you plan to apply for registration with the Board of Pharmacy and possess cannabis oil, you’ll need to have a written certification first.

As a patient, after you obtain a written certification to possess cannabis oil to adhere to §18.2-250.1, you can submit your online application to get a medical cannabis card (MMJ card), also known as a Virginia medical registration card, from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. To ensure you can possess cannabis oil legally, you’ll also need an unexpired valid written certification issued from a board-registered practitioner as well as a current active registration issued by the Board of Pharmacy. You can access the online registration application on the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) Initial Applications site, and once you’re registered, you’ll keep it active with annual renewals.

Our Board of Pharmacy-registered practitioners are here to help you get your written certification today. Feel free to contact us to receive your written certification.

As a parent or legal guardian of a patient who’s a minor or incapacitated adult, you’ll also need to obtain a written certification to possess cannabis oil legally. This involves submitting online applications for both the patient and the parent or guardian.

How to Get a Medical Weed Card in VA

Here’s the step-by-step process to register for Virginia’s medical cannabis program and receive a VA medical card:

Step 1: The parent or guardian living at the same address as the patient will submit the patient registration application.

Step 2: The parent or guardian living at the same address as the patent will then submit the parent/guardian application.

Step 3: Once any other parent or guardian obtains a written certification, they’ll need to get a board registration. This involves submitting the parent/guardian application to the board.

All parents or guardians who will possess cannabis oil in Virginia need to get their own board registration. While the online registration application for medical cannabis oil is available on the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) Initial Applications site and has to be renewed annually, we can make the process even more straightforward.

Our professionals are here to help you apply for your Virginia medical card. We make the process simple and straightforward. Feel free to contact us at any time to receive your written certification.

How to Register for Medical Cannabis Oil in Virginia

Healthcare practitioners in Virginia receive licenses and must abide by regulations from the Department of Health Professions. While you’re not looking to obtain a professional license, you might find comparable terminology as you go through the registration process.

If you decide to register on your own, use these registration directions to ensure you complete the process without any issues:

Step 1: Go to the Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) Initial Applications site to start the process. Keep the following in mind:

  • If you already have another license from a board of the Department of Health Professions, you can enter your User ID and Password to log in.
  • If you don’t have another kind of license issued by one of the Department of Health Professions boards, click the tab titled “Register a Person” located in the upper left corner of the site.
  • You’ll need to enter your last name and social security number.
  • Those who aren’t already in the licensing system will then be directed to an initial registration screen.
  • You’ll then follow the direction to complete the login registration. Once this is done, you’ll have to enter your new User ID and Password to complete your registration.

Step 2: After you’ve logged into your account, a Welcome screen will display. Look at the left menu and choose the Initial Application.

Step 3: Once you’re at the Application for Licensure screen, you’ll:

  • Choose Pharmaceutical Processing using the Progression dropdown.
  • Choose Registered Agent or Cannabis Oil.
  • Choose Initial Application using the Obtained By dropdown. Then, you’ll click the Start Application button to begin your application.

Step 4: Finish registering and pay $25 to cover the fee.

Step 5: Mail, fax, or scan the appropriate documents to the board – address below – to complete the application. These documents include your:

  • Proof of residency of the agent. This can be a tax receipt or government-issued identification card;
  • Proof of identity of the agent. This could include a government-issued identification;
  • Proof of the qualifying agent’s age. This could include a government-issued identification like a birth certificate.

Once you send your registration application, please wait for 7-10 days for processing. After the registration card is issued, it’s mailed to the address you’ve listed on your application.

Virginia Board of Pharmacy Address & Other Contact Information

Virginia Board of Pharmacy Perimeter Center

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300 Henrico, VA 23233

Fax: (804) 527-4472

Email: cbd@dhp.virginia.gov

Virginia Practitioner Cannabis Oil Registration Applications

For anyone who would like to issue written certifications to allow patients access to cannabis oil in accordance with  §18.2-250.1, you’ll start the process by submitting the online application to register with the Board of Pharmacy. Keep in mind, without maintaining Board of Pharmacy registration, issuing a written certification can result in patients illegally possessing cannabis oil and violates the Board of Pharmacy’s regulations.

Interested in accessing the online registration for yourself? Here’s where you’ll start the application process.

After you’ve been issued your registration, you’ll receive a link to your written certification form via email. You’ll then wait 7-10 days for the board to process your application and send you the link to your written certification form.

Keep reading below for more insight on how to register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.

How to Register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy as a Practitioner

Step 1: To start the registration process, you’ll go to the Virginia Department of Health Professions and log into your account. You’ll use the same credentials you used to maintain your MD, PA, LNP, or DO license. If you’ve never created an account with the Board of Medicine or Nursing, you’ll likely need to register as a new person.

Keep in mind that the only people allowed to apply for registration with the Board of Pharmacy are practitioners who have a current active medical, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant license from the Virginia Boards of Medicine or Nursing.

Step 2: After logging into your account, you’ll see your Welcome screen. Choose Initial Application using the left menu.

Step 3: Go to the Application for Licensure screen and:

  • Go to the Profession dropdown and choose Pharmacy.
  • Go to the License Type dropdown and choose Registered Practitioner for Cannabis Oil.
  • Go to the Obtained By dropdown and choose Initial Application.
  • Begin the application by clicking the Start Application button.

Step 4: Finish your registration by paying the $50 fee. You’ll then wait 7-10 days for the board to process your registration application and send you an email containing the link to your written certification.

Click here to learn more about medical cannabis in Virginia.