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What is Medical Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is a term used to describe the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts. These can be used to treat various medical conditions. The active ingredients in medical marijuana are called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemicals that affect the central nervous system and can help relieve pain, nausea, and other symptoms.

Medical marijuana is a term used to describe the use of the cannabis plant as a treatment for various medical conditions. Cannabis is believed to help relieve symptoms of many conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, anxiety, and seizures.

What is Medical Marijuana?
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Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug under United States federal law. Despite this, many states have passed laws legalizing marijuana for medical use.

There are many benefits to using marijuana for medical purposes. It can help alleviate pain, nausea, and vomiting associated with conditions like cancer and AIDS. It can also help increase appetite and improve sleep. Marijuana has also been shown to be effective in treating anxiety and depression.

What is a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?

A Virginia medical marijuana card is a document that proves you are a legally authorized medical marijuana patient in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It allows you to purchase and possess medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries. In July 2022, the requirement to register with the state Board of Pharmacy was eliminated. As a result, the Certificate to Obtain Medical Cannabis Products issued by your rethink-Rx doctor acts as your Medical Marijuana Card. It gives you immediate access to state dispensaries and provides a variety of legal protections. 

Who Can Get a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?

In order to be eligible for a Virginia medical marijuana card, you must have a current Virginia address and have a qualifying condition or another debilitating condition that a registered practitioner has deemed treatable with Virginia medical cannabis. Some of the most common qualifying conditions for Virginia medical marijuana patients include:

How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card in Virginia

You may be wondering: how can I get a medical marijuana card in Virginia?

It’s simple. To get a medical marijuana card in VA, you just need to visit a certified physician who can provide a written certification confirming that you have a qualifying condition that can be treated with the use of cannabis. This is exactly what the doctors at ReThink-Rx can do for you. In Virginia, this care can be rendered by Telehealth. So, our doctors can visit with you on your phone or computer, anywhere in the state.

To get a VA medical marijuana card, you have to include proof of identity such as a driver’s license or state-issued identification card in your initial application and have a current Virginia address.

You can obtain an MMJ certificate directly from ReThink-Rx. As long as one of our certified medical marijuana doctors confirms that you’re qualified for medical marijuana treatment, we will issue you an MMJ certificate on the same day you visit us. That way, you won’t have to wait for weeks after submitting your application to learn whether you’ve been approved for a card from the state government.

When you apply for an MMJ certificate through ReThink-Rx, you can begin purchasing medical marijuana products at dispensaries right away.

Benefits of Having a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card

There are many benefits to having a medical marijuana card in VA. 

Some of these benefits include the ability to purchase safe, high-quality medical marijuana from any licensed dispensary, the ability to grow your own marijuana, and the ability to possess more marijuana than someone without a card. Being a medical marijuana patient may also provide protection from employment and court-ordered cannabis screening tests. Your Virginia medical marijuana card may also allow you to purchase medical cannabis in other states such as Arkansas, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, and Washington D.C.

Finally, having a Virginia medical marijuana ID card can protect you from being arrested or otherwise punished for possession of small amounts of marijuana. if you are under the age of 21.

Where Can You Use Your Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?

Your Virginia medical marijuana card can be used at any licensed dispensary in the state. You can find a list of licensed dispensaries on the Virginia Department of Health website. Your ReThink-Rx doctor will provide you with a list and contact information for every dispensary in the state.

You can also use your card to grow your own marijuana plants at home. You are allowed to grow up to four plants per household.

Finally, you can use your card to purchase medical marijuana products from dispensaries in certain other states.

Virginia Medical Marijuana Laws

If you are caught possessing marijuana without a medical marijuana card, you may be subject to civil or criminal penalties. If you are caught with less than one ounce of marijuana, you will be subject to a $25 fine for the first offense. A second offense will result in a $500 fine, and a third offense will result in a $2,500 fine and up to 30 days in jail.

If you are caught with more than one ounce of marijuana, you may be subject to a $2,500 fine and up to one year in jail. If you are caught selling or distributing marijuana, you may be subject to a $2,500 fine and up to 10 years in jail. If you are caught selling or distributing marijuana to a minor, you may be subject to a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in jail.

Possession of marijuana paraphernalia is also illegal in Virginia. The first offense will result in a $500 fine. A second offense will result in a $1,000 fine, and a third offense will result in a $2,500 fine.

If you are 21 years of age or older, you may possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use. However, it is still illegal to consume marijuana in public. If you are caught consuming marijuana in public, you may be subject to a $500 fine.

Virginia Medical Marijuana FAQs

Since the Certificate to Obtain Medical Cannabis Products that will be issued by your ReThink-Rx doctor now acts as your Medical Marijuana Card, the only cost for you is the medical evaluation and certification. At $99, we are the lowest-priced Medical Marijuana Doctors in Virginia.

A medical marijuana card in Virginia is valid for one year.

You are allowed to purchase up to a 90-day supply of medical cannabis products at a time.

Yes, you are allowed to purchase edibles at licensed dispensaries with your MMJ card.

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. While marijuana is technically legal in Virginia, it is still illegal under federal law. This means that some employers in the state may still abide by federal standards. However, there are now certain state-legislated protections against adverse employment actions such as discipline, discrimination, or termination based on a drug screen result. These protections do not apply if you are intoxicated at work, however.

Yes, a caregiver can get medical marijuana for you if both of you have a certificate from our ReThink-Rx doctor documenting your need for assistance. The caregiver must be over the age of 21 and have a valid ID. The caregiver can only possess up to a 90-day supply of medical cannabis products on your behalf.

In states where medical marijuana is legal, insurance companies may be willing to cover some or all of the costs associated with obtaining a medical marijuana card and/or purchasing medical marijuana products. Still, it is important to check with your insurance company to see if they offer any coverage for medical marijuana before applying for a card or visiting a dispensary.