Do I still have to register with the Virginia state program?

No, as of July 1st, 2022, you do not have to register with the Cannabis Control Authority.

In April 2022, Virginia's Governor Glenn Youngkin signed legislation (HB933 and SB 671) that will improve the state cannabis program. 

Previously, patients must provide their written certification from a medical cannabis physician to the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority and the state had a 60 business day wait for approvals. It is this delay and the slow system that influenced the update to the program and removing the registration portion will allow patients to purchase medical cannabis with just their written certification. 

Only patients who want a digital registered patient card, in addition to their written certifications, will need to apply to the Cannabis Control Authority.