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How to Get a Medical Card in Virginia in Minutes.


Fill out a 30 second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

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Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

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Once you’re approved, you’ll receive a written certification from your doctor. Virginia no longer requires patients to register with the state.

Receive Your State Card

Getting your recommendation with NuggMD is fast and easy, and you can purchase and possess medical marijuana as soon as you have your physician’s written certification. Your Virginia certification and med card are valid for one year.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in VA? Meet your perks.

Until adult-use sales begin, you must have a med card to legally purchase cannabis in the state.
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VA MMJ patients can possess up to 4 ounces compared to 1 ounce for adult users without a med card.
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Med patients only pay 5.3% sales tax and are exempt from the upcoming 21% recreational cannabis tax and local taxes on adult-use sales.
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Med patients receive employment protections that aren’t available to recreational consumers.
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Qualifying conditions in Virginia

Virginia doesn’t have a set list of qualifying conditions. Instead, the decision is up to the doctor. Currently, the law allows practitioners to issue written certifications for cannabis to “alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the practitioner to benefit from such use.”

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Virginia

Some patients choose to have – or are required to have – a designated caregiver, known as a “registered agent” in Virginia, who can purchase cannabis on their behalf. They’re also allowed to transport it and prepare it for patient use. 

In order to obtain cannabis products for patients in Virginia, the patient – or if they’re a minor or “vulnerable adult” the patient’s parent or legal guardian – must designate a registered agent. The designating individual and the registered agent must have written certification from a registered practitioner to possess medical cannabis. While patients are no longer required to register with the Board of Pharmacy as of July 1, 2022, registered agents are still required to register with the state.

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • be responsible for the management of the wellbeing of the registered patient concerning their palliative use of cannabis,
  • be at least 18 years of age,
  • be designated by the patient, or designated by a guardian, legal custodian or parent if the patient is a minor or an adult that lacks legal capacity,
  • register with the Board of Pharmacy.

Caregivers cannot:

  • use the patient’s cannabis,
  • be the patient’s doctor,
  • provide care for more than 2 medical marijuana patients,
  • purchase more than the maximum amount allowed for the patient.

The caregiver application fee is $25.

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How to register for a med card in Virginia

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, your NuggMD medical marijuana doctor will provide your written certification.

As of July 1, 2022, medical cannabis patients in Virginia are no longer required to register with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. However, if you want a physical medical cannabis card, you will need to complete an application and pay a $50 processing fee through the state’s online portal.

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How to renew your med card in Virginia

Renewing your medical marijuana card in VA is an annual requirement for the program. 

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Virginia medical cannabis card is easy with NuggMD! 

  • We’ll send an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Get your certification. Once you have your certification, you’re free to purchase and possess medical cannabis. You no longer have to register with the state.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.


Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • To qualify for a VA medical marijuana card, you must have a valid government-issued ID proving you are a Virginia resident. Minors are permitted to participate in the program with a registered caregiver that is either a parent, legal guardian, or registered agent assigned by the parent or legal guardian. Rather than provide a list of qualifying conditions like most states, Virginia leaves the medical marijuana card determinations up to its registered physicians.

  • Virginia doesn’t have a set list of qualifying conditions. Instead, the decision is up to the doctor. Currently, the law allows practitioners to issue written certifications for cannabis to “alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the practitioner to benefit from such use.”

  • You might be! Unlike many other states, Virginia doesn’t have a set list of qualifying medical conditions. Rather, VA state law allows medical practitioners to issue MMJ certifications if they believe the use of cannabis may “alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease.”

  • Until adult-use sales begin in Virginia, which isn’t expected until 2024, a medical cannabis card is the only way to legally purchase cannabis in Virginia. Even after recreational cannabis is available, med card holders can expect a range of benefits, including exemption from the 21% recreational cannabis tax, higher purchase limits, increased legal protections, and access to a greater number of dispensaries and products.

  • It only costs $149 to get a Virginia MMJ evaluation with NuggMD, and there’s no risk because you’re only billed if you’re approved for medical cannabis.

  • No, Virginia’s current legislation doesn’t require health insurance companies to cover MMJ.

  • You can complete your VA medical cannabis evaluation with NuggMD in minutes, and you can begin purchasing cannabis products as soon as you receive your written certification. If you want an optional physical medical cannabis card, you must apply with the Board of Pharmacy, where it can take approximately 60 business days to process your application. You don’t need a physical med card to purchase cannabis in Virginia.

  • When you get your evaluation with NuggMD, there’s no risk to you. You are ONLY charged if you are approved.

  • You’ll receive a full refund within 30 days if you haven’t received the Certification for the use of Cannabis Oil form. Simply send an email to with the subject line “refund request.” Please include a brief description of your issue in the body of the email. NuggMD wants to be sure that you’re 100% satisfied with your service, since you, the customer, are the most important part of our business. Once you’re refunded, we are legally required to deactivate your medical certificate with the state. Once the refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach out to customer support for further assistance.

  • Absolutely! You can see any doctor you choose for your renewal evaluation. When you transfer to NuggMD, be sure to bring your medical records to help your friendly NuggMD practitioner provide a thorough and complete evaluation.

  • That depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules for medical marijuana program reciprocity. Some only allow patients from certain states while others only allow patients with certain conditions. Check with your destination state’s medical marijuana program to learn more.

  • No. You must have a valid Vermont driver’s license or ID in order to apply for a Vermont medical marijuana card. For a complete list of documents needed for a Vermont medical marijuana card, see the Vermont medical marijuana patient application.