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Becoming a Patient in Virginia
If you are seeking medical cannabis treatment in Virginia, talk to your doctor about a recommendation for cannabis extracts. Any Virginia doctor can recommend this treatment for a condition which they deem serious enough to warrant it.
After getting a physician recommendation start the registration process by clicking here and finding the "Register a Person" tab.
- You will be required to enter your last name and social security
- If you are not already in the licensing system, you will be
directed to the “Initial Registration” screen.
- Follow the directions for completing the log in registration. You
will enter a User Id and Password that you will need to complete
the patient or parent/guardian registration.
- Once you have completed this step, you can now log in.
Select Initial application from the menu on the left. On the Application for Licensure screen select Cannabis oil- Patient from the dropdown menu.
Under HB 1251, a doctor may recommend and certify for any condition.
Becoming a Patient as a Minor:
There are no age restrictions to register as a patient under Virginia law.
Benefits of Being a Patient:
As a registered patient, you will have an affirmative defense in court if arrested for the possession of legally permitted cannabis extracts.
Becoming a Caregiver:
The law does not provide for legal protections to caregivers.
Out of State Patients:
The state of Virginia does not recognize out of state patient registrations. For more information about traveling as a medical cannabis patient, check out our Travel Guide.
It is not legal to grow your own cannabis in Virginia.