Medical Marijuana:

Cannabis Therapy

If you are visiting us for the first time to receive a medical marijuana certificate, please print and complete these forms and bring them to your first appointment.

Medical Marijuana: Now legal in Virginia!

Medical marijuana in Virginia is no longer limited to an extremely small minority of seriously ill patients, but it is not what would commonly be referred to as a true medicinal cannabis program. Virginia now allows patients suffering from a condition, determined at the discretion of a doctor, to utilize Cannabidiol (CBD) or Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THC-A) Oil. The State of Virginia has a legalized CBD & THC-A which allows patients to receive a written certification from a licensed practitioner & register with Virginia Board of Pharmacy which will allow the patient to purchase CBD and THC-A Oil, while providing an affirmative defense, for medicinal use as per Virginia state law. 

 

A patient may be recommended CBD or THC-A Oil if a licensed Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant believes a patient will benefit from it. People suffering from any condition, the practitioner believes may benefit from treatment, using CBD or THC-A Oil can now purchase and possess this medicine without fear of legal repercussions. The new laws provide an affirmative defense for a patient, parent or legal guardian to possess cannabidiol (CBD) oil or THC-A oil, as defined in §54.1-3408.3 of the Code of Virginia who has been issued a valid written certification from a licensed Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant who maintains a current registration with the Board of Pharmacy.

What We Offer

Here at Seriously Health we sell certifications for medical marijuana. We conduct an assessment and ascertain whether or not the medical canabis treatment may be appropriate for a patient suffering from an approved medical condition. In addition, we discuss the benefits and risks involved with the use of medical marijuana (any approved patient will be certified with the Virginia Medical Marijuana Registry and be able to begin online registration process to obtain a Medical Marijuana Certificate (MMC)  required to purchase the medicine from a licensed Virginia Dispensing Facility. 

Our Medical Marijuana Program

We understand that you are not living your best life possible unless mind and body are completely healthy. This compassionate certification center provides comprehensive medical marijuana evaluation and certifies qualifying patients. We are a state-approved medical practioners registered with the Virginia Medical Marijuana Program. 

We offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental environment for patients looking to be certified and have legal access to medical cannabis in Virginia. We are dedicated to providing our patients with both resources and support, and are here to determine if medical cannabis is the right choice for you. 

What Can I use Medical Marijuana for? 

Qualifications include: 

  • pain

  • nausea

  • muscle spasms

  • anxiety

  • multiple sclerosis

  • decreased appetite

  • sleeping problems

  • autism

  • PTSD

  • depression

  • epilepsy or seizure disorder

  • cancer

  • other conditions

You must be able to provide medical records that state at least one qualifying medical condition. You do. not need to provide your entire medical records, but only a record stating your qualifying condition. For example: a copy of a visit note from a physician who primarily treats your qualifying condition at present, or a letterhead from your primary care physician, or specialist stating your qualifying condition. If available, we highly recommend that you include information about the tests and treatments you have had for your qualifying condition. You can send your records to our secure email, fax it to our office, or bring it in person on the day of your appointment. To obtain your records, please contact your primary care provider or specialist who established your diagnosis and/or is treating you for the qualifying condition at present. 

What else do I need for a Medical Marijuana Card? (MMC)

Patients must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a legal Virginia resident that is 18 years of age or older.

  • Provide the medical provider with a valid e-mail address and a primary telephone number. This should be an e-mail or phone number that you are comfortable using in connection with your medical marijuana registration and treatment, as both the department of consumer protection and Seriously Health will use them to communicate with you. 

For details of the patient registration process, with Virginia Board of Pharmacy, required for the assurance of your medical marijuana certificate, please click here. 

Medical Marijuana Card Q&A

When did Virginia legalize medical cannabis?


On July 1, 2020, possession of authorized medical cannabis products by those registered to participate in the state's program are provided explicit statutory legal protection.




How do I contact Board of Pharmacy?


Email pharmbd@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 367-4444
Fax (804) 527-4472
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463




Can I bring my medical marijuana outside of Virginia?


While it is illegal to transport any marijuana products across any state lines, that is exactly what many patients have been doing since the law took effect in 2015. Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington have regulated adult-use and operational dispensaries. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island, Guam, Maine, Vermont and the District of Columbia do not have operational adult-use dispensaries. No states, including the District of Columbia and Maryland, have yet indicated that they are offering reciprocity to Virginia patients.




Is the medical marijuana card only valid for oils?


No, SB1557 clarifies that "any formulation" may be dispensed. Patients can expect to see preparations like capsules, sprays, tinctures, oils, creams, gels, lozenges, patches, troches, suppositories, lollipops, and inhalation devices.




Is the card only valid for low-THC preparations or CBD?


No, the products may contain up to 10 mg THC per dose. “Dose" means a single unit, like one capsule or one dropperful. “Dosage" is the total amount taken each time, for example 2 sprays 4 time per day. There are no limits on dosage.




Does the medical marijauana card work for flowers?


No, products allowed under the program are limited to extraction-based preparations. Edible products will be in the form of lozenges, gelatin cubes, and lollipops, much like at compounding pharmacies.




Am I receiving a prescription?


No, doctors in the US cannot “prescribe" medical cannabis, but they can recommend it. Virginia practitioners ​issue written certifications​, not prescriptions.




Are medical marijuana products psychoactive?


Yes, psychoactive means to affect the brain. Psychoactive ​does not​ explicitly mean intoxicating, psychotropic or hallucinogenic. (Also, marijuana is ​not​ hallucinogenic). Yes, psychoactive means to affect the brain. Psychoactive ​does not​ explicitly mean intoxicating, psychotropic or hallucinogenic. (Also, marijuana is ​not​ hallucinogenic). Cannabidiol is psychoactive. If CBD were not psychoactive, it would not be an anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, or antidepressant. It is accurate to instead say CBD products are ​non-intoxicating​. Preparations that contain higher amounts of THC may be intoxicating to some users.




How do I get medical cannabis products after receiving my card?


In 2017, Virginia approved a regulatory program for the in-state production of extraction-based medical cannabis products by five providers initially, one per Health Service Area (HSA), who will grow, extract, dispense and deliver the products. These licensed providers​ are called “pharmaceutical processors” in the Code, and are simply vertically-integrated dispensaries, meaning everything from growth through dispensation is done on one site by one company. Patients may now register with the program. Once facilities are operational patients will be able to fill their recommendation at any of the locations. Facilities are anticipated to begin serving patients in the second half of 2020. Additionally, 2020 legislation allows the licensed processors to open an additional five "cannabis dispensing facilities" (dispensaries) in their Health Service Area.




What should I be aware of?


Don't consume your cannabis medicine in public. Don't take it out of your home unless absolutely necessary. Keep your patient registration card with your cannabis medicine at all times. If you must travel with your cannabis medicine, place it in a locked container in your trunk. Don't drive impaired. Ever. Don't post on social media about your cannabis medicine. AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE: defeats or mitigate the legal consequences of the defendents otherwise "unlawful conduct". While it will not be legal, technically, to possess medical marijuana a patient would be able to present their registration if they are stopped by law enforcement or in a court of law, as their defense for possession of medical marijuana. To assert the affirmative defense an unexpired valid written certification issued from a board registered physician or nurse practitioner and a current active patient registration issued by the Board of Pharmacy is necessary. Affirmative Defense guidelines: 1. Keep your certification with you at all times. 2. Present your certification if questioned by law enforcement. 3. If not accepted and charged with possession, call an attorney or ask for court-approved council. 4. Present your signed certification ten days prior to trial as directed.




How much does it cost? Is this covered by insurance?


All of our Seriously Health pricing can be found on our pricing page. Medical Marijuana Card certification is NOT covered by insurance.





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