Medical Marijuana Cards in VA - Rethink-Rx

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in VA



Select an appointment time.


Complete some forms.


Talk with a doctor by secure telehealth.

That's It.

At ReThink-Rx, we send your certificate during your doctor’s visit by email. You can start purchasing products at dispensaries immediately. No waiting.

What is a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?

Telehealth doctor on phone for Medical Marijuana Card

This certificate, or “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. The certificate also provides a variety of important legal protections.

In Virginia, the certificate issued by a state-certified cannabis physician is considered the MMJ “card.” 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 now acts as your Medical Marijuana Card. 


Do I Need a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?

Yes. The only safe and legal place to purchase marijuana products in Virginia is at the state-authorized dispensaries. Since these dispensaries are medical-only, the only way to purchase products is by having a Virginia medical marijuana card. You cannot use cards from other states. Purchasing cannabis anywhere else but at state dispensaries remains illegal. The safe access to quality products they offer is never more important than now. Street cannabis in Virginia is increasingly worrisome, with adulteration issues rapidly on the rise. 

The card may also provide certain legal protections such as workplace drug testing, or court-ordered drug testing. It also allows patients under the age of 21 to possess and consume cannabis, which is otherwise illegal.

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

How to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Certificate in Virginia?

You may still be wondering: How can I get a medical marijuana card in Virginia? It’s simple. Just follow these steps to get started. 1) choose an appointment, 2) complete some forms, 3) chat with a ReThink-Rx doctor. You can use your phone or computer for every step.

When you obtain your MMJ certificate directly from ReThink-Rx, 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. You can begin purchasing medical marijuana products at dispensaries right away.

To schedule a Virginia medical marijuana card evaluation using your phone, simply select the appointment date and time that works best for you. We offer same-day appointments if you want to get this done quickly. Then, add the appointment to your phone’s calendar and set a reminder if you want. We will also send you reminders by text and email.

To complete the medical forms for your Virginia medical marijuana card telehealth visit using your phone, first ensure that you have a stable internet connection. Next, access the forms by clicking on the link we send and entering your date of birth. Then, open the forms on your phone and fill in the required information, such as your personal and medical history. Simply upload any necessary documentation, such as your government-issued photo ID, by photographing it. Review the forms to ensure that all information is accurate and complete. Then, submit the forms back to us by clicking on “Submit”.

To get evaluated for a Virginia medical marijuana card through a telehealth doctor visit using your phone, first ensure that you have a good cell signal and stable internet connection. A few minutes before your appointment time, simply click on the link we send and enter your date of birth. The link is encrypted to assure your privacy but is just as easy as a Facetime call. During the appointment, the practitioner will evaluate your medical condition and determine if you qualify. They will offer you some educational materials and guide you through the process of starting at the dispensaries. They will also provide the necessary Virginia medical marijuana certificate during your visit. We hope you have a pleasant experience.

Where Can I Use My Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?

Your Virginia medical marijuana card can be used at any licensed dispensary in the state. Virginia dispensaries are licensed by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and are operated by licensed pharmacists. Their facilities are clean and modern, their products are tested, packaged, and labeled according to medical standards, and their staff are knowledgeable and supportive.

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.

Virginia Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

What is Medical Marijuana?

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

Cannabis is believed to help relieve symptoms of many conditions, including cancer, chronic pain, anxiety, and seizures.

What is Medical Marijuana?

Who Can Get a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card?

There are some requirements you must meet in order to qualify as a medical marijuana patient in Virginia. Fortunately, these requirements are fairly straightforward. Click the button for details.

To become a medical marijuana patient and get a Virginia medical marijuana card, you must meet with a Board of Pharmacy certified physician who will determine your qualification. This can be done by telehealth, right on your phone or computer. Some of the most common qualifying conditions for Virginia medical marijuana patients include:

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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.