What Illness Qualifies for Medical Marijuanas in Virginia?

July 1, 2022

Wondering what illness qualifies for medical marijuanas in Virginia? You've come to the right place!

Medical marijuana has been legal in Virginia for quite some time now and recreational was legalized in 2021. The state's medical marijuana law allows possession of up to a 90-day supply of cannabis products.

For those who need marijuana for medicinal purposes, there are several qualifying conditions that must be met in order to get a medical marijuana card in Virginia.

If you think you may qualify for a medical marijuana card in Virginia, the best thing to do is to speak with one of our doctors who have been registered with the Virginia Board of Medicine. They'll be able to help you determine if you qualify and guide you through the steps it takes to get your card.

Update: A recent bill was signed into law to lift Virginia's requirement for patients to register with the Board of Pharmacy to get a license. However, you'll still have to obtain approval from a medical cannabis practitioner that's registered with the state.

Looking for assistance in finding a medical cannabis practitioner in Virginia? Get started now for a competent, respectful, and cost-effective consultation to obtain your written certification.

Virginia Medical Card Requirements

The Virginia medical card does not come without its requirements. To start, you'll need the following documentation to register:

  • Completed Certification from a registered practitioner.
  • Proof of Patient's Residency.
  • Proof of Patient's Identity.
  • Proof of Patient's Age.
  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Residency.
  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Identity.
  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Age.

Furthermore, you'll need to meet these eligibility requirements to get a Virginia medical card:

  • Obtain a diagnosis with a medical condition a Board-registered physician believes will benefit from medical marijuana treatment.
  • Get a written medical marijuana certification from a registered Virginia medical marijuana doctor. This is how we'll help you!
  • Possess proof of Virginia residency (a current VA Driver’s License or State ID card will work).

What Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana Cards in Virginia?

While there's no specific medical conditions that qualify for Affirmative Defense in Virginia, this allows doctors the ability to grant patients permission to consume cannabis. However, keep in mind, there aren't many Virginia doctors willing to contribute to the Affirmative Defense program.

Thus, physicians are more likely to recommend medical cannabis for conditions they believe it will assist in treating. The conditions that tend to qualify people for medical marijuana in Virginia include multiple sclerosis (MS), cancer, moderate to severe PTSD, chronic pain that's not responding to traditional treatment other than opioids, epilepsy, Crohn's disease, AIDs, and HIV.

Medical Marijuana Virginia Accessibility FAQ

What conditions qualify for medical card in Virginia?

Some of the conditions likely to qualify someone for a medical marijuana card in Virginia include but aren't limited to MS, PTSD, chronic pain, Crohn's disease, AIDs and HIV, epilepsy, and cancer.

Does anxiety qualify for medical marijuanas in Virginia?

Doctors in Virginia are willing to recommend medical marijuana for conditions they believe will benefit from its application. Thus, if a patient has anxiety and the doctor feels medical marijuana could offer some benefits, they might be willing to prescribe it!

How much is a medical marijuanas card in VA?

Our fees to help you get a medical marijuana card in Virginia is set at $199. However, if we can't get you the recommendation you need to obtain an MMJ card, we'll refund your consultation fee in full.

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