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How to Get a VA Medical Marijuana Card

These are the steps to get a medical marijuana card in Virginia with the help of Leafy DOC:

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Book Your Appointment

Skip the wait at the doctor’s office and schedule your evaluation from the comfort and convenience of your home. Submit an intake form with a few personal details and a summary of your medical history; then, we’ll help you book an on-demand telehealth appointment or schedule a convenient time for later.

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Match With a Licensed Marijuana Doctor

Connect with the right doctor in minutes and easily chat with your provider on a smartphone, computer, or tablet via phone call or video. Our licensed physicians will evaluate your qualifying condition, address your questions and concerns, and then provide a written recommendation for medical cannabis.

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Get Your Virginia Medical Card

Once you have the MMJ recommendation from a Virginia medical marijuana doctor, you can use that to visit Virginia dispensaries and purchase medicinal cannabis products.

The Leafy DOC Difference

We’re here to help! At Leafy DOC, we believe that access to medical cannabis is essential; we connect medical marijuana patients with a licensed medical marijuana doctor online for patient evaluations. A certified health professional is ready to help with the medical marijuana certification.

Don’t just take our word for it

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Virginia Marijuana Laws

  • Marijuana is a Schedule I substance in the state of Virginia
  • Federally, cannabis is still considered a Schedule I Controlled Substance.
  • An adult resident may possess up to one ounce of cannabis for personal use. 
  • “Adult sharing” of up to one ounce of marijuana or an equivalent amount of marijuana products between persons 21 years of age or older without remuneration is permitted under the new law.
  • Possession of a large quantity of marijuana is not proof of intent to distribute alone. Distributing more than one ounce of marijuana, but less than five pounds, is a felony, punishable by at least one year but not more than ten years in jail.
  • Any person who sells or possesses with intent to sell drug paraphernalia, knowing that it is either designed for use or intended by such person for use to plant illegally, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, inhale, or otherwise introduce into the human body marijuana is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by no more than one year in jail and a fine of no more than 2,500 USD.
  • An adult over 21 may cultivate up to four plants per residence. 

Cannabis Policy Reform Timeline

  • 1979: medical cannabis was legalized for patients with glaucoma 
  • 1998: cannabis laws were tightened, and cannabis was legalized for chemotherapy patients
  • 2015: Governor McAuliffe signed two bills to decriminalize cannabis oil for patients with epilepsy
  • 2018: The Virginia Board of Pharmacy approves five cannabis dispensary companies
  • 2020: Minor possession of cannabis was decriminalized; the first medical cannabis dispensary opened
  • 2021: Recreational use of marijuana possession and cultivation legalized 

Possession Limits in VA

  • Adult residents may possess one ounce of cannabis at a time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Patients with the following conditions to apply for a Virginia medical card:
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS),
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Cachexia and wasting syndrome,
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Any other diagnosed condition or disease determined by the doctor to benefit from such use.

Virginia does not accept out-of-state medical cards, but an adult medical patient can visit a legal dispensary to purchase with an ID. 

That depends on the State you visit; some states accept out-of-state MMJ cards while others do not. We recommend checking local medical cannabis rules and regulations before traveling.

You must be 21 years or older and can grow up to four cannabis plants in your home, out of sight from the public.  

Virginia state law prohibits the use of cannabis in any public place, including for medical patients.  

Helping you apply for a Virginia medical marijuana card

Our Mission at Leafy DOC is to provide a seamless customer experience, educate people about cannabis, and ultimately help people get an MMJ card quickly and efficiently.

We put our best efforts towards getting you legal access to cannabis products by providing health consultation and an appointment to get your medical marijuana card online.

Our team is here every step of the way to help you learn about cannabis and its medical benefits for your body and mind.

Virginia law requires all qualified patients to be registered with the State before purchasing medical marijuana products.
Requirements are as follows: 
  • A medical marijuana patient must be 18 years of age or older
  • Only patients who can prove Virginia residency can apply for the medical cannabis program (personal driver’s license, Government ID)
  • Virginia residents must also have medical records showing a diagnosis that qualifies for medical marijuana cards by a licensed doctor.

A caregiver in Virginia must be designated by the medical marijuana patient to be considered for approval. The caregiver must then prove their Virginia residency with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. A caregiver can only assist two patients at a time with medical cannabis products.  

A caregiver applying for a minor patient must include a copy of the patient’s birth certificate and be charged a registration fee of 25 USD. Once the state approves, the caregiver can purchase medical marijuana for the patient.

Visit These Virginia Hotspots After Getting Your Medical Card

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is a popular destination in Williamsburg that offers family fun for all ages. This water and theme park combo is German-themed with a Loch Ness Monster attraction, European food and drinks, and dozens of seasonal events. Halloween and Christmas holidays are fascinating in this area, and there is even a petting zoo.

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park is in the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers day hiking and longer adventures with overnight camping locations. Some travelers enjoy driving the Skyline Drive, a scenic byway that goes up the mountains, while others visit Dark Hollow Falls to enjoy the magnificent waterfall views. 

Shenandoah National Park has approximately 500 miles of hiking paths, including some of the Appalachian Trail, with several species of wild animals, including black bears, coyotes, deer, cougars, and over 200 bird species.


Across the Potomac River and Washington, DC, Arlington contains a bustling city life with picturesque parks along its riverfront. It is also home to the Pentagon and the infamous Arlington National Cemetery.

The cemetery was created during the Civil War and is where many famous figures from United States history are buried, including President John F. Kennedy. The most visited sites include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Iwo Jima Memorial. Visitors can also book tours of the United States Department of Defense headquarters.

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