Information for Patients / Parents and Legal Guardians
Registration Cards No Longer Required as of July 1, 2022
Effective July 1, 2022, HB933 removes the requirement for patients, parents, and legal guardians to register with the Board of Pharmacy. A Written Certification for the Use of Medical Cannabis from a Registered Practitioner for Medical Cannabis is still required and must be presented at the dispensary, along with a government-issued ID, to obtain medical cannabis products.
Medical Cannabis Registration Applications for Patients, Parents/Legal Guardians, and practitioners
A patient, parent, legal guardian or registered agent may possess medical cannabis as defined in § 54.1-3408.3 of the Code of Virginia who has been issued a valid written certification from a Board of Pharmacy-registered practitioner. Before a practitioner can issue written certifications, he or she must register with the Board of Pharmacy. A patient/parent/legal guardian must have a written certification issued to them prior to applying for registration with the Board of Pharmacy.
Patients, if you have been issued a written certification for medical cannabis pursuant to §54.1-3408.3, submit the online application for obtaining board registration. Medical cannabis can only be dispensed if the patient has an unexpired valid written certification issued from a board-registered practitioner. The online registration application is accessible on our Initial Applications site and must be renewed annually.
Parents and legal guardians of patients who are minors or incapacitated adults, if you have been issued a written certification to possess medical cannabis pursuant to §54.1-3408.3 for a minor or incapacitated adult, submit the online applications for both the patient and the parent/guardian in the following order:
- The parent/guardian residing at the same address as the patient should first submit the patient registration application.
- The parent/guardian residing at the same address as the patient should submit the parent/guardian application.
- Any other parent/guardian who has also been issued a written certification and in need of obtaining board registration should submit the parent/guardian application to the board.
Each parent/guardian must obtain his or her own board registration. The online registration application is accessible on our Initial Applications site and must be renewed annually.
E-Notice: Currently Registered Medical Cannabis Patients: Updated Information - June 30, 2022 (pdf)
E-Notice: Pending Patient, Parent, Legal Guardian Applicant Information - June 30, 2022 (pdf)
E-Notice: Medical Cannabis: Updated Information - July 1, 2021 (pdf)
E-Notice: Cannabis Dispensary Openings - November 30, 2020 (pdf)
E-Notice: Cannabis Dispensary Opening - October 16, 2020 (pdf)
E-Notice: Cannabidiol Oil/THC-A Oil: Updated Information for Patients - July 12, 2019 (pdf)