We believe in the legitimate medical applications for medical marijuana and are committed to providing the highest quality care in an easy and affordable format.
Our physicians are highly trained and experienced specialists, all registered with the Virginia Board of Health Professions to issue written certifications for medical cannabis use.
Our staff is caring and supportive. Our process is easy, safe and private.
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How to Get a Medical Marijuanas Card in VA
The application process is well-established and straightforward. Once approved, Virginians and their approved caregivers can obtain medical marijuana from any of the state’s dispensaries.
Thanks to new Virginia legislation, 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 can 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 about whether you’ve been approved for a card from the state government.
If you opt to apply for a certificate through ReThink-Rx, you can begin purchasing medical marijuana products right away.
Research supporting the clinical value of medical marijuana continues to accumulate as the drug’s accessibility improves across the United States. Today, patients in Virginia with certain medical conditions are eligible for medical marijuana cards that allow them to purchase marijuana, CBD, cannabis oil, creams, tinctures, and more at cannabis dispensaries.
Medical marijuana can significantly improve patients’ quality of life and ability to complete day-to-day activities. Obtaining a card requires evaluation by a medical marijuana doctor licensed to practice in Virginia.
Read on to learn more about how to get a medical marijuana card in VA.
Is Medical Marijuana Legal in Virginia?
Virginia legalized medical marijuana and began selling it in July of 2020. Eligible patients simply need to submit an application to the state and receive its approval to purchase and use medical marijuana. The Virginia Board of Pharmacy (BOP) oversees the registration and administration of medical cannabis.
Although Virginia relaxed its laws on marijuana possession and home cultivation in 2021, the only way to legally purchase marijuana products is with a card issued by the state.
What are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuanas Card in VA?
Providers can issue a written certification for medical marijuana for any patient with a medical condition that they believe can be managed with cannabis.
Individuals with medical conditions that alter their ability to function or reduce their quality of life should book an appointment with a registered provider to discuss their symptoms. Providers can then determine medical marijuana’s treatment value for their specific condition(s).
Doctors often recommend medical marijuana to manage the following conditions:
What is a VA Medical Marijuanas Card?
A Virginia medical marijuana card is a license to obtain and possess marijuana to treat a qualifying medical condition. Patients can use the card at any of Virginia’s licensed dispensaries to obtain marijuana. The card allows patients to possess a 90-day supply of medical cannabis products or up to four ounces of botanical cannabis per 30 days.
The card must be renewed annually. Patients with a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana as well as their guardians are eligible for cards.
What Information and Forms are Required for a Medical Marijuana Card in Virginia?
The application process can be completed online. First, patients must obtain written certification recommending medical marijuana from a registered medical provider. Once patients upload that certification to the BOP website, they can set up an online account and start the application.
They must then complete the initial application. A valid Virginia driver’s license can confirm their identity. If the applicant does not possess a driver’s license, they must provide the BOP with a government-issued identification card or other documentation proving their Virginia residency, identity, and age.
Medical Marijuana Doctors in VA
Medical marijuana is a transformative treatment for patients with chronic and intractable conditions. The evidence for cannabis’ medical value is ample and continues to grow as more research is conducted.
The certified physicians at ReThink-Rx are uniquely qualified to evaluate and advise you about medical marijuana treatment. We take a holistic approach and take into account your wellness goals when crafting your treatment plan. We always prioritize our patients’ comfort and dignity alongside their health.
Your appointment with us will be conducted by a board-certified anesthesiologist or palliative care physician. Our providers have a deep understanding of medical cannabis and the necessary experience to assess the intricacies of your particular case.
Since we understand the clinical value of medical marijuana, ReThink-Rx strives to get you the treatment you need as quickly as possible. Our practice conducts telemedicine visits to expedite your MMJ card application process.
Once a determination of medical need is made, we provide the written certification electronically, allowing you to proceed with your BOP registration and application as soon as possible.
We also conduct in-person appointments at our location in Leesburg, VA for patients who’d prefer in-person consultations. At ReThink-Rx, we take pride in ensuring that Virginia medical cannabis is available to all those who stand to benefit from it. Our visits are among the most affordable in Virginia at $149, and we only bill our patients if they receive a medical marijuana certification.
Virginia Marijuana Card Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Yes. Virginia permits marijuana possession and could soon legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, but the only way to legally obtain cannabis in VA is with a medical cannabis card obtained through the VA medical cannabis program.
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. To be qualified, a physician must also be registered with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, and not many doctors hold this credential.
This is where ReThink-Rx™ comes in. Our doctors 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.
YES. Marijuana possession is legal for those over 21 in Virginia, but there is still no legal way to purchase without a medical card. For those under 21, possession and consumption remains illegal unless you have a medical card. If you’re worried about drug screening at your workplace, a medical card now also provides employment protections against discrimination, discipline or termination. DON’T RISK YOUR CAREER OR A CONVICTION. GET YOUR CARD TODAY!
YES. To be protected under the Virginia Medical Marijuana Act you must purchase from a Virginia dispensary. Purchasing or selling elsewhere remains illegal. With your medical card, you can visit any state-authorized dispensary and legally purchase safe, high-quality cannabis products.
ReThink-RX provides our services to those over the age of 18.
Parents and legal guardians of minors and incapacitated adults may register 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 obtain a written certification from a registered provider and complete the same application as the patients do. They will then receive a separate medical marijuana card. Both the patient and caregiver need to be registered with the BOP.
Your ReThink-Rx medical marijuana doctor visit typically takes less than 15 minutes. If you choose to apply for a certificate directly through ReThink-Rx, you can obtain one on the same day you visit us and start purchasing medical marijuana products from dispensaries right away. If you choose to apply for a traditional Virginia medical marijuana card through the state, the Board of Pharmacy will process your application and send you your card within five to six weeks.
New registration and each annual renewal for a medical marijuana card cost $50 for patients. New cards and renewals for caregivers cost $25. Those figures do not include the cost of visiting a medical marijuana doctor to obtain a certification. Insurance providers do not currently cover the cost of MMJ cards or related doctor visits.
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.
As of July 1, 2021, according to VA marijuana laws, adults over 21 years old can legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Individuals without a medical marijuana card will not be able to purchase cannabis until 2023.
The state of Virginia’s cannabis legalization statutes allow adults over 21 to cultivate up to four marijuana plants per household. Adults may share up to one ounce of cannabis in a private residence if there is no payment exchanged between parties.
ReThink-Rx™ is proud to be the lowest priced cannabis physician practice in Virginia! We charge only $149 for your doctor visit and cannabis certification. The fee is 100% risk-free- your money back if not approved.
Our evaluations and care are provided exclusively by Board-certified Anesthesiologists and Palliative Care Physicians. We focus on understanding your personal health and wellness goals, and helping you obtain the relief you deserve. Our process is easy and our staff cares personally about each patient.
Convenience. ReThink-Rx™ takes excellent medical care to the next level! Your doctor visit and certification are done entirely on your phone, tablet or computer. Once approved, you will instantly receive your downloadable certificate. For those preferring in-person evaluations, we can arrange to meet your ReThink-Rx™ doctor at our Leesburg location.
At this time, insurance and Medicaid will not cover the cost of your card or medical product.