Medical Marijuana Cards in VA - Rethink-Rx

How to get Approved for a Virginia Marijuana Card

Virginia Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

How Do I Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Virginia?

If you are wondering whether you have a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana, read on. Our medical specialists will be able to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana card. With our greater than 99% success rate, ReThink-Rx doctors will issue a written certification for any patient with a medical condition that they believe can be managed with cannabis. And we want to help you find relief.

Find out if you wualify for medical marijuana

Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Requirements

The basic requirements for obtaining medical marijuana in Virginia are:

  1. You must be 18 years or older (or have a parent/guardian caregiver).
  2. You need a current Virginia address (permanent or temporary).
  3. You need a written certification for the use of medical cannabis products from a licensed practitioner in Virginia. (This is where ReThink-Rx helps).

What Does Medical Marijuana Treat?

Medical marijuana has been shown to help a wide variety of ailments. To best understand how medical cannabis helps, let’s first look at some common symptoms it can improve. Medical cannabis is often used to help:

  • Pain
  • Anxiety/PTSD
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Nausea
  • Inflammation
  • Poor Appetite

Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions

At ReThink-Rx, our friendly practitioners will consider all conditions when determining whether you qualify. Many diseases can cause the symptoms mentioned above. Our doctors are kind and supportive. We approve over 99% of our patients. 

So, what ailment will qualify you for medical cannabis certification? We will listen to your story and help.

Medical marijuana doctor smiles with patient

ReThink-Rx: Your Best Choice for Cannabis Certification

What does 5-stars really mean? It means we have helped over five thousand satisfied patients to qualify for medical cannabis in Virginia. One after another, their enthusiastic support shows our patients are consistently pleased with our service and care.

Based on 89 reviews
Brooke Campbell
Brooke Campbell
April 15, 2023.
Dr. Marsh was very professional and personable with me. I appreciate him and his staff. Great experience.
Tony Hurd
Tony Hurd
April 14, 2023.
I had a great experience. He went above and beyond!! I would highly recommend him!! I messed up and he didn't get mad and helped me get through it. Highly recommended!!
Melanie Rodriguez
Melanie Rodriguez
April 6, 2023.
They made the process seamless, and were professional and punctual. Highly recommend.😏
Gary Hua
Gary Hua
April 6, 2023.
Dr Mike was super helpful and easy to talk to when it came to getting medicated and the whole process of purchasing at a dispensary! He also gave me a run down on Virginia laws and employment laws that I am Protected from. The whole process was super quick and painless; I would highly recommend!
L. C.
L. C.
April 3, 2023.
Great experience.
Annette Jarrell
Annette Jarrell
March 25, 2023.
Answers to all my questions, very patient and kind.
March 25, 2023.
I am so thankful to have found this amazing resource. I felt very listened to and understood and was even given follow up resources to help me learn more about this healing process. Thank you Dr. Marsh.
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Support TheResistance
March 3, 2023.
Yep, they're legit, Dr. Marsh was a pleasure to speak with, I highly recommend these guys.... Thank you!!!

Your Best Option: When it comes to obtaining a cannabis certification, ReThink-Rx stands out as the premier medical practice that can help you qualify with ease and confidence. With our unwavering commitment to excellence, patient-centered care, and extensive expertise in the field, ReThink-Rx offers compelling reasons why we are the best choice. 

Our process is safe, private and HIPAA-compliant. We are proud to be accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Meet the team: One of the key factors that sets ReThink-Rx apart is our team of highly skilled medical professionals. Led by Dr. Nicholas Marsh, a distinguished board-certified anesthesiologist with extensive experience, our team is well-versed in the medical benefits and applications of cannabis. With their expertise and compassionate approach, ReThink-Rx ensures that each patient receives personalized attention and tailored recommendations to meet their needs.

Easy Process: Convenience is a top priority at ReThink-Rx. We understand your time is valuable, so we have streamlined the certification process. Our state-of-the-art telehealth platform allows you to connect with our medical professionals from the comfort of your own home. This eliminates the need for in-person visits and saves you the hassle of traveling to a physical location. With ReThink-Rx, you can complete the certification process efficiently and effortlessly on your phone or computer.

Excellent Pricing: At ReThink-Rx, affordability is a core principle. We believe that everyone should have access to the benefits of cannabis certification without financial burden. That’s why we offer highly competitive pricing for our services, ensuring our fees remain reasonable and accessible. By choosing ReThink-Rx, you can obtain your cannabis certification without breaking the bank.

Ongoing Support: ReThink-Rx is dedicated to providing ongoing support and guidance to our patients. We understand that cannabis certification is just the beginning of your journey. That’s why we go beyond the certification process by offering resources, education, and assistance on cannabis usage, dosage, administration, and potential benefits. We are committed to being your trusted partner in navigating the medical cannabis world, providing you with the knowledge and support you need to make informed decisions.

Let’s get started!: ReThink-Rx is the best choice medical practice for helping you qualify for cannabis certification. With our team of experienced professionals, convenient telehealth services, affordability, and ongoing support, we ensure a superior patient experience. Choose ReThink-Rx as your trusted partner to obtain your cannabis certification and unlock the potential benefits of this alternative treatment option.

Virginia Medical Marijuana FAQs

The average interview takes about 10 to 15 minutes. We will send your medical card during the interview and confirm that you receive it. It’s that fast!

Only your ReThink-Rx™ doctor can make the decision whether this treatment is a good choice for you. But our physicians are committed to considering all diagnoses, and providing you access for the reasons you think may help you. With a wide variety of appropriate indications, we are proud of our 99% approval rate.

We will send you all the forms necessary to be evaluated. In them, you will have the opportunity to briefly explain the medical reason you are pursuing this therapy. It is rare that the doctor will need additional information. Between the intake forms and your telehealth interview, the provider typically can make the determination.

The online video consultation is quick and effortless. When your appointment time nears, we will send a text and email with a link to your video call. Simply click on either link to connect. You don’t need to download anything. 


Your telehealth interview is an opportunity to explain your situation, to learn about cannabis therapy, and to learn about the process of obtaining your marijuana products. We work hard to ensure it is a friendly, supportive conversation and that it is a valuable experience for you.

First the provider will review your intake forms and clarify any points.

Next, they will explain the reasons why cannabis may help you. If requested we will send you additional literature explaining the science about cannabis as it pertains to your situation. 

Then, they will explain the process of getting started at the dispensaries and will send you a list of all Virginia dispensaries.

Last, they will send your medical card by email and confirm that you receive it.

Kind, professional and supportive. Our staff will welcome you to our patient family.

Your privacy is our top priority. Our electronic medical record, doctor visit and email are fully HIPAA-compliant. We will not share any of your contact information or personal health information with any third party, unless required by law.

Convenience. ReThink-Rx™ takes excellent medical care to the next level. Your doctor visit and certification is done entirely on your phone, tablet or computer. Once approved, you will instantly receive your downloadable certificate by email.

Sometimes patients are too ill or cannot communicate due to stroke or other diseases. Patients may sometimes be under the age of consent. In these cases, the patient can elect a person as caregiver.

Caregivers can act on behalf of the patient during the medical evaluation process. Caregivers can also purchase medical marijuana products for medical marijuana patients who cannot do so on their own. Caregivers can be the legal guardians or parents of qualified minor patients, or family of an incapacitated adult patient.

To register as a caregiver, you will meet with the ReThink-Rx doctor and, when approved, receive a special medical cannabis certificate that allows you to act on behalf of the patient. The card will allow you to purchase medical marijuana products from dispensaries on behalf of your patient.

Since Virginia relaxed the requirements for qualifying, it is rare for anyone not to qualify. Any condition that can be improved by responsible cannabis use, will qualify you.

That said, in the unlikely case that the doctor feels this is not a good therapy for you, we will refund 100% of your payment. No problem.

Your ReThink-Rx provider is focused on making you comfortable with your therapy. You will have ample opportunity during your visit to ask questions. If you have questions after your interview, you are always welcome to return and ask as much as you need. We do not charge for follow-up support, and strongly encourage you to continue the conversation with us until you are comfortable.

Yes, your ReThink-Rx medical provider will explain in detail all about the science of cannabis, will suggest an initial plan and will provide written educational materials to further enhance your understanding. 

Some insurance companies may cover the cost of a Virginia medical marijuana card, but it is not required by law. Patients should check with their insurance providers to see if they offer coverage for medical marijuana cards before applying for one. If your provider won’t cover the cost of your card, you’ll have to pay out-of-pocket for it.

No, your medical card is effective immediately. No waiting.

Most doctors still can’t/won’t write certifications. In fact, 9 out of 10 doctors feel they are not  adequately educated to discuss medical marijuana with their patients. So, lacking any formal education or experience in cannabis medicine and worried about legal entanglement with authorities, most physicians steer clear of cannabis. 

This is where ReThink-Rx™ comes in. Our practitioners are experienced cannabis clinicians focused entirely on evaluating and certifying patients for cannabis therapy, all registered with the Virginia Department of Health Professions to do so.

Yes. Virginia recognizes that chronic pain, regardless of the cause, can be successfully managed with medical marijuana. Discuss the nature and cause(s) of your pain with your provider to determine if the use of cannabis is a viable treatment option for you.

Parents and legal guardians of minors and incapacitated adults may act as caregivers under the VA medical marijuana program. This allows them to legally obtain and possess marijuana for the medical marijuana patients under their care.

Caregivers must be named on the patient’s written certification. Registration with the state is no longer required.