Virginia HB933 Removes State Registration for Medical Marijuana Cards, (Effective July 1, 2022)

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Allen Harper

Written By Allen Harper

June 30, 2022

Registration cards for cannabis are no longer required

A piece of fantastic news is coming from the Virginia Government!

“Registration cards are no longer required in Virginia.”

HB933 in Virginia eradicates the requirements for qualified patients, legal guardians, and parents to register as a patient with the Pharmacy Board.

This rule will be effective from July 1, 2022, stating a written recommendation obtained from a state-licensed medical doctor for accessing the medical cannabis treatment will be required only that needs to be presented at the licensed dispensaries.

The visit to dispensaries and accessing the medical cannabis products will require the following only:

The modification in the rule states the relaxation for the Virginia patients.

Let us check what difference this new notification made!

What were the criteria before July 1?

Before July 1, 2022, the qualified patients, legal guardians, or parents were mandatorily required to present the following:

  • A written recommendation obtained from a state-licensed medical doctor
  • Registering as a patient with the state
  • A medical marijuana card
  • And a government-issued ID Card

To obtain medical cannabis products from medical dispensaries.

And due to these registration processes, the patient had to wait for the upcoming 60 business days for the approval response.

What change did this new notification bring?

With this new amendment, qualified medical marijuana patients, legal guardians, or parents will no longer be required to register as a patient with the board of Pharmacy.

Bravo! Only a written recommendation from a licensed medical practitioner for accessing medical cannabis treatment will be enough.

All you need is

  • A written recommendation obtained from a registered practitioner
  • A govt-issued ID card

And you can trouble freely access medical cannabis products.

“Registering as a patient with the Virginia State of Pharmacy is no longer required.”

However, you can choose to go for an optional registration card for medical cannabis from the board. This is not necessarily required but can be obtained from the board.

Essentials To Note!

A qualified patient, a parent, or a legal guardian may acquire medical cannabis products as defined in §54.1-3408-3 of the Virginia state code, which has received a written recommendation from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy registered doctor.

The written recommendation must be obtained from a registered practitioner with the Board of Pharmacy.

Final Takeaway!

This change in the medical cannabis industry in Virginia will lead to a faster process and even easier access to medical cannabis treatment.

Greenpot MD will keep you updated about the further modifications in the medical marijuana rule book in Virginia.

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1. Fill up your details in an easy 420 Evaluations form.

2. Get Evaluated by a Local MMJ doctor After Online Submission.

3. Get Approved and Receive your Recommendation In Your Email.

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