FAQ - Virginia Medical Marijuana Card

Can I get a Virginia medical marijuana card online?

Yes, you can get a medical marijuana card online if you are diagnosed with a medical condition that qualifies you for medical marijuana in Virginia. Consultations with medical professionals are done via telehealth appointments.

How soon will I receive an answer after paying for the consultation appointment?

Your medical professional will give you their advice and recommendations during your consultation.

How can I pay for an appointment for a medical marijuana card?

You can pay for your appointment using major Credit Cards. All fees associated with Virginia State Cannabis will be reflected as charges from Booking and Information Portal, LLC on your billing statement.

How long does it take to get a medical marijuana card decision in Virginia?

Once approved by the state-licensed MMJ medical practitioner, you will receive a written certification allowing you to start using the dispensaries across the state of Virginia.

What is the total cost to get a medical marijuana card in Virginia?

The cost of the appointment with the medical professional is your total cost to be able to obtain medical cannabis in Virginia. The actual card is not required.

Note: To get an optional card from the state of Virginia, you will need to pay an additional $50 to cover the state application fee.

What is the refund policy? How does money back work?

If you do not receive approval for medical cannabis following your meeting with a medical provider, you can receive a full refund for your certification appointment. We cannot provide a refund for your certification appointment if your application for medical cannabis is denied by the state or if you are ineligible to apply as a medical patient. Our refund policy only applies to the provider's approval process.

All refunds are issued back to the original payment methods. While the refunds are submitted right away, some banks and credit cards may take 5-10 business days to show the transaction.

Do you guarantee a positive decision on the issuance of a medical marijuana card?

The decision of a medical professional is based on the medical condition of the patient. While we cannot guarantee that you will get approved, we guarantee the refund of the money if you meet the qualifications but the appointment does not result in an approval.

Can I renew my Virginia medical card with you if I was seen by a different doctor last year?

Yes, renewing your med card can be done by any medical professional licensed by the state of Virginia to prescribe cannabis. Your new doctor will need to see your current card and the medical records (if you have them).

Why get a medical marijuana card?

In Virginia, having a medical marijuana card enables you to legally buy and utilize cannabis for medical reasons, as long as you do not possess more than 1 ounce of cannabis flower on you at any given time. Every 30 days you can access up to 4 ounces of cannabis from the dispensaries, and you have the option to grow up to six plants (based on the county) for your personal needs.

What are the qualifying conditions in Virginia?

In Virginia, there are no specific qualifying conditions. As long as the prescribing medical professional determines that medical cannabis can help with your illness or symptoms - you may qualify for the medical card.

Can I still apply for a medical marijuana card in Virginia if I don’t have a qualifying condition?

Since Virginia does not list specific qualifying conditions, you may qualify based on your medical needs. To find out if you are eligible, consult a registered medical professional.

The most common conditions with cannabis treatments are anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Other common conditions and their associated symptoms treated with medical cannabis include:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Alzheimer's Disease

  • Anorexia

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome

  • Cancer

  • Crohn's disease

  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Friedreich Ataxia

  • Glaucoma

  • Hepatitis C


  • Hospice Care

  • Huntington's Disease

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

  • Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Insomnia

  • Intractable Nausea

  • Lewy Body Disease

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Opioid Use Disorder

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Severe Chronic Pain

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Spasticity Disorder

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than 12 months

  • Tourette's Syndrome

  • Ulcerative Colitis

How long is a medical cannabis card in Virginia good for?

Virginia medical cannabis card is good for 1 year.

How do I cancel my Virginia medical cannabis card?

Since the Virginia Board of Pharmacy doesn't require patients to register with the state, there is no official cancellation process. If you do not renew the prescription, your Virginia medical cannabis card will expire on the date specified on the prescription or the optional state-issued card.

Can I use my Virginia medical marijuana card in other states?

Typically no, you will not be able to use your Virginia medical marijuana card in other states. While in most states only residents can be patients, there are some exceptions that are constantly changing:

Some states with legalized cannabis have started expanding the MMJ reciprocity, to allow the licensed card-holding patients from other states to use the local dispensaries while visiting. This type of reciprocity is meant to be a temporary solution. If your stay becomes extended, after some time you will be asked to get licensed by the local authorities as a resident.

Meanwhile, other states allow the out-of-state patients to get temporary non-resident cards, by using their home-state-issued cards to speed up the process of approval. Such temporary cards typically expire in under two months.

Fifteen states and territories offer some forms of medical marijuana card reciprocity or allow patients from Virginia to obtain a temporary out-of-state card while visiting:

  • Arkansas

  • Hawaii

  • Louisiana

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Michigan

  • Mississippi

  • Nevada

  • New Hampshire

  • New Jersey

  • New Mexico

  • Oklahoma

  • Puerto Rico

  • Rhode Island

  • Washington D.C.

The following states require visitors to obtain temporary cards to use during the stay:

  • Arkansas

  • Hawaii

  • Maryland

  • Mississippi

  • Oklahoma

Other states that offer legalized adult use of cannabis (medical and/or recreational):

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Illinois

  • Massachusetts

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • Montana

  • New York

  • Oregon

  • Vermont

  • Washington

Note: According to the Federal law, possession of cannabis is illegal, and so is traveling with it across the state lines.

Will health insurance cover the cost of my Virginia medical marijuana card?

No. Since cannabis is illegal at the federal level, even though it is legalized in Virginia, most health insurance companies will not pay for any costs related to medical marijuana.

Can I get a med card in Virginia without a state ID?

No, in order for the state to accept the application for a med card, every patient must provide proof of residency in Virginia, by showing their state-issued ID.