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
    number.
  • 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.

Eligible conditions:

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.

Home Cultivation:

It is not legal to grow your own cannabis in Virginia.