Becoming a Patient in the Virgin Islands

Eligible conditions:

If you are diagnosed with one of the following conditions, you may be eligible for physician certification as a patient in the US Virgin Islands:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • PTSD
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hospice care
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Neuropathic pain

Benefits of Being a Patient:

As a registered patient in the US Virgin Islands, you will have an affirmative defense in court if you are arrested for the possession of cannabis. You will not lose parental rights in a child custody hearing based on your cannabis use. You will be protected from discrimination by hospitals in the case of an organ transplant; often cannabis users are refused these procedures. A landlord cannot evict you on the grounds of your cannabis use. An employer cannot fire you based on your enrollment in the medical cannabis program.

Out of State Patients:

The US Virgin ISlands recognize patient registrations from other states and territories for a period of 45 days. If you plan on being in USVI for a longer period, you must apply for a local medical cannabis registration. For more information about traveling as a medical cannabis patient, check out our Travel Guide.