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Yes, 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.

Are dispensaries open in Virginia?

Yes, there are four dispensaries open. Dharma Pharmaceuticals in Bristol, gLeaf in Richmond, Beyond-Hello in Manassas and Columbia Care in Portsmouth.

How many medical cannabis dispensaries are there in Virginia?

As of February 2021, four dispensaries are open. 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 Code, and are simply vertically-integrated cannabis companies, meaning everything from growth through dispensation is done on one site by one company.

Additionally, 2020 legislation allows the licensed processors to open an additional five “cannabis dispensing facilities” (dispensaries) in their Health Service Area.

What should I bring to the dispensary?

Patients must bring a valid, government issued ID, their medical cannabis card issued by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy, and a printed copy of their unexpired written certification.

Only patients and registered agents may enter the dispensary. Children, spouses, and aids are not permitted unless they are registered.

How much medical cannabis can I get?

A “90-day supply.” This is ultimately determined by the pharmacist in consultation with the patient.

How do I register for a medical cannabis card in Virginia?

Please visit How to Register for more information.

Is there a list of practitioners who will make recommendations?

Yes, please visit Find a Practitioner for more information on finding a registered practitioner.

Can my doctor make a recommendation for me?

Only registered practitioners may issue the required written certification. Talk to your doctor and ask if they know about the medical cannabis program. Share the with them Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis and Cannabinoids, A Review of Recent Scientific Literature. Ask them to register with the Board of Pharmacy.

How much does it cost to register?

Fee is $50 for patients; $25 for parent/legal guardian or registered agent.

What documentation is required to register?
  • Completed Certification from a registered practitioner
  • Proof of Patient’s Residency
  • Proof of Patient’s Identity
  • Proof of Patient’s Age
  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Residency
  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Identity
  • Proof of Parent/Guardian Age
How do I contact Board of Pharmacy?

Email [email protected]
Phone: (804) 367-4444
Fax (804) 527-4472
Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Where are the pharmaceutical processors be located?

HSA I

A Request for Applications process for HSA I is pending

HSA II Dalitso, LLC

BEYOND / HELLO is the trade name for Dalitso, LLC (“Dalitso”), the Northern Virginia-based medical cannabis pharmaceutical processor awarded conditional approval by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. Dalitso is majority-owned by Jushi Holdings, Inc. (“Jushi”), a US-based multi-state cannabis operator founded in 2018 with a mission to create an integrated global community of wellness, mindfulness, and connections through superior quality cannabis and hemp-derived products.

This Northern Virginia-based provider of medical cannabis is located in Manassas.

HSA III DHARMA PHARMACEUTICALS

Dharma Pharmaceuticals is a locally owned company based in Bristol, Virginia and is committed to bringing high quality medical cannabis products to Virginia’s patients. With deep ties to southwest Virginia, we look forward to providing medical cannabis to Virginians seeking these new treatments.

HSA IV GREEN LEAF MEDICAL OF VIRGINIA, LLC

Green Leaf Medical of Virginia, LLC is committed to providing patients with safe and effective pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis products. Green Leaf also operates cannabis businesses in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. For its Virginia operations, Green Leaf has partnered with local business owners, and is collaborating with physicians and medical researchers to offer residents the highest level of patient centered care. Green Leaf Medical of Virginia is located in the capital city of Richmond.

HSA V COLUMBIA CARE

Columbia Care is a patient-centered healthcare company setting the standard-of-care for medical cannabis. Its leadership draws seasoned professionals from medicine, law, finance, healthcare and operations who believe in this new frontier in medicine.

Is this only 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 products.

Legislation is pending to allow the dispensing of botanical medical cannabis. Should Governonr Northam approve the measures, sales are expected to begin as early as September 2021.

Is it only CBD or low-THC preparations?

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.

Is flower allowed?

As of February 2021, products allowed under the program are limited to extraction-based preparations.

Legislation passed to allow the dispensing of botanical medical cannabis. Governor Northam approved the measures, sales are expected to begin as early as September 2021.

Are edibles allowed?

Yes, edible products are available.

Will doctors write prescriptions for medical cannabis?

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

Are the products psychoactive?

Yes, psychoactive means to affect the brain. Psychoactive ​ does not ​ explicitly mean intoxicating, psychotropic or 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.

Isn’t CBD already legal in all 50 states?

No, cannabidiol (CBD), like all organic cannabinoids, is considered by DEA, Congress, FDA, and NIDA to be a schedule I controlled substance under federal law. The DEA recently reaffirmed its position here.

But you can already buy CBD oil online!

These products are not required to meet any safety, quality, consistency, or labeling standards. Buyer beware!

Can I get medical cannabis at a medical dispensary in another state?

Maybe. States that offer reciprocity might allow you to purchase medicine for use while in that state. Calling the dispensary you plan to visit is the best way to answer that question. However, it remains illegal under federal law to transport any cannabis product across any state/territory line.

As of February 2021, DC currently extends reciprocity to Virginia registered patients.

Do I have to give up my legally obtained firearms?

The consensus at NORML is that the conclusion reached by the ATF and Justices of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is based on a broad interpretation of a 1968 federal law forbidding the sale of firearms to those considered an “unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.” At this point in time, no state is engaged in the sharin g of data related to state-sanctioned activities of medical cannabis patients. So, unless a person responds “yes” to the question regarding their marijuana use on the NICS background check, the federal government has no real way to enforce this outdated law. Furthermore, since the passage of Rohrabacher-Farr, the DOJ cannot use federal funds to prosecute medical cannabis patients who are engaged in state-sanctioned activity.

Remember, make good choices.
  1. Don’t consume your cannabis medicine in public.
  2. Don’t take it out of your home unless absolutely necessary.
  3. Keep your patient registration card with your cannabis medicine at all times.
  4. If you must travel with your cannabis medicine, place it in a locked container in your trunk.
  5. Don’t drive impaired. Ever.
  6. Don’t post on social media about your cannabis medicine.
I have more questions!

Great! We’re here to help. Feel free to contact Virginia NORML at 804-464-7050 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM.

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§ 54.1-3408.3. Certification for use of cannabis oil for treatment.

A. As used in this section:

“Cannabis oil” means any formulation of processed Cannabis plant extract, which may include oil from industrial hemp extract acquired by a pharmaceutical processor pursuant to § 54.1-3442.6, or a dilution of the resin of the Cannabis plant that contains at least five milligrams of cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THC-A) and no more than 10 milligrams of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol per dose. “Cannabis oil” does not include industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is grown, dealt, or processed in compliance with state or federal law, unless it has been acquired and formulated with cannabis plant extract by a pharmaceutical processor.

“Practitioner” means a practitioner of medicine or osteopathy licensed by the Board of Medicine, a physician assistant licensed by the Board of Medicine, or a nurse practitioner jointly licensed by the Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing.

“Registered agent” means an individual designated by a patient who has been issued a written certification, or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult as defined in § 18.2-369, designated by such patient’s parent or legal guardian, and registered with the Board pursuant to subsection G.

B. A practitioner in the course of his professional practice may issue a written certification for the use of cannabis oil for treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the practitioner to benefit from such use. The practitioner shall use his professional judgment to determine the manner and frequency of patient care and evaluation and may employ the use of telemedicine consistent with federal requirements for the prescribing of Schedule II through V controlled substances.

C. The written certification shall be on a form provided by the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court developed in consultation with the Board of Medicine. Such written certification shall contain the name, address, and telephone number of the practitioner, the name and address of the patient issued the written certification, the date on which the written certification was made, and the signature of the practitioner. Such written certification issued pursuant to subsection B shall expire no later than one year after its issuance unless the practitioner provides in such written certification an earlier expiration.

D. No practitioner shall be prosecuted under § 18.2-248 or 18.2-248.1 for dispensing or distributing cannabis oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of a patient’s diagnosed condition or disease pursuant to a written certification issued pursuant to subsection B. Nothing in this section shall preclude the Board of Medicine from sanctioning a practitioner for failing to properly evaluate or treat a patient’s medical condition or otherwise violating the applicable standard of care for evaluating or treating medical conditions.

E. A practitioner who issues a written certification to a patient pursuant to this section shall register with the Board. The Board shall, in consultation with the Board of Medicine, set a limit on the number of patients to whom a practitioner may issue a written certification.

F. A patient who has been issued a written certification shall register with the Board or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult as defined in § 18.2-369, a patient’s parent or legal guardian shall register and shall register such patient with the Board.

G. A patient, or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult as defined in § 18.2-369, such patient’s parent or legal guardian, may designate an individual to act as his registered agent for the purposes of receiving cannabis oil pursuant to a valid written certification. Such designated individual shall register with the Board. The Board may set a limit on the number patients for whom any individual is authorized to act as a registered agent.

H. The Board shall promulgate regulations to implement the registration process. Such regulations shall include (i) a mechanism for sufficiently identifying the practitioner issuing the written certification, the patient being treated by the practitioner, his registered agent, and, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult as defined in § 18.2-369, the patient’s parent or legal guardian; (ii) a process for ensuring that any changes in the information are reported in an appropriate timeframe; and (iii) a prohibition for the patient to be issued a written certification by more than one practitioner during any given time period.

I. Information obtained under the registration process shall be confidential and shall not be subject to the disclosure provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.). However, reasonable access to registry information shall be provided to (i) the Chairmen of the House Committee for Courts of Justice and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, (ii) state and federal agencies or local law enforcement for the purpose of investigating or prosecuting a specific individual for a specific violation of law, (iii) licensed practitioners or pharmacists for the purpose of providing patient care and drug therapy management and monitoring of drugs obtained by a registered patient, (iv) a pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility involved in the treatment of a registered patient, or (v) a registered patient, his registered agent, or, if such patient is a minor or an incapacitated adult as defined in § 18.2-369, the patient’s parent or legal guardian, but only with respect to information related to such registered patient.

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