Marijuana Examination

How to Get Approved for a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card


If you have previously been diagnosed with a qualifying condition, or believe you currently suffer from one, you are most-come into the office so we can review your condition(s) and if appropriate, recommend marijuana as part of your treatment plan. It is always helpful for the doctor to have access to your medical records, if available.  


If we are is able to confirm your qualifying condition, and believes medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option, you will receive a signed certification from the HRWC recommending medical marijuana and or medical marijuana products as part of your treatment plan. This signed recommendation will then be submitted to the Virginia Department of Health Professions along with a $50 registration fee.


The State will process both the recommendation and fee within 7-10 business days, you will be added to the patient registry and receive your Virginia Medical Marijuana Identification card via the mail. At HRWC, we take care of submitting your application to the Virginia Department of Health Professions to make the process as easy as possible for you and will stick with you every step of the way until you have received your Virginia Medical Marijuana Card and beyond. 



If you need guidance on where to find a dispensary or have questions about getting a replacement card or anything else, we are here for you!


A certified member of HRWC signs the recommendation, with the aid of our  support staff, will then be submitted to the Virginia Department of Health Professions. You will be responsible for the state’s $50 registration fee. Once you have paid your fee and the state has received your Marijuana Doctor’s certification, you will be entered into.


Dispensary Access

We also believe that any Medical Marijuana products should be purchased from a Virginia licensed dispensary. The Virginia Department of Health and Senior Services supports the use of medical marijuana (in its various forms) as a low risk and successful method of treatment for any one or more of the qualifying conditions. With your Virginia Medical Marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all Virginia dispensaries and purchase Medical Marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries will carry many forms of Medical Marijuana in varying strengths and potency. You will be able to buy products such as tinctures, oils, creams, dry flower and plant material for vaporizers, as well as edibles.


Patient Product Confidence

Each licensed Virginia Dispensary will have a wide variety of Marijuana Flower (also known as ‘bud’) providing each Patient with the opportunity to obtain the perfect match of THC and CBD strength as well as blend of Indica and Sativa. Based on guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and Senior Services, beginning in January of 2020 and thereafter, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries will open across the State of Virginia. These dispensaries will carry all types of medical marijuana products, including edibles, oils, patches, and vapes. However, a patient is required to have a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card issued by the DHSS to gain access to any of Virginia’s world class dispensaries. 


Legal Protection


Your Virginia Marijuana Card makes it easy for you to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are registered with Virginia's Medical Marijuana Control, and thereby allowed to possess, transport, and consume Medical Marijuana products.




Access To Other States


A Virginia Marijuana Card gets you access to all dispensaries located within the state. That's a given, but you might end up getting more value than you originally anticipated. Many states with medical marijuana laws already on the books offer reciprocity with their program. What this means is that your marijuana card from Virginia will allow you to purchase marijuana in states that have similar requirements.

the patient registry. After your submission, you will receive your Virginia Medical Marijuana card in the mail.

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