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. 

In Virginia, any medical condition that might benefit from medical cannabis will qualify you. We want to help you find relief. Our medical specialists approve over 99% of patients.


Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Requirements

The basic requirements:

  1. You must be 18 years or older (or have a parent/guardian caregiver).
  2. You need a Virginia address (permanent or temporary).
  3. You need a medical condition that might benefit from medical marijuana. (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:


Virginia Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions

At ReThink-Rx, our friendly practitioners will consider all conditions. Our specialists are kind and supportive. We will listen to your story and help. So, what ailment will qualify you for medical cannabis certification? 

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Your Best Option: ReThink-Rx is the premier medical practice to help you qualify with ease and confidence. With our unwavering commitment to excellence, affordability, and fast delivery, ReThink-Rx stands alone. 

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

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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.