Information for Patients / Parents and Legal Guardians
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 and who maintains a current registration with the Board of Pharmacy. 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 and possessing medical cannabis products.
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 and a current active patient registration issued by the Board of Pharmacy. 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.
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E-Notice: Cannabis Dispensary Opening - October 16, 2020 (pdf)
E-Notice: Cannabidiol Oil/THC-A Oil: Updated Information for Patients - July 12, 2019 (pdf)