Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Virginia?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Virginia can have a caregiver, but they are called agents instead.

Registration with the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority is only required for parents/legal guardians and registered agents of a patient if the practitioner did not include their name on the written certification.

The Registered Agent Application Guide can be found here.

Caregiver ("Agent") Requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age.

  • An individual may serve as an agent for no more than 2 patients. The CCA does not enforce a limit on the number of agents a patient can have.

    • For patients who wish to designate more than one agent:

      • Minors - Both the parent/guardian and agent can be listed on the certification, but each person will require their own copy to shop. If two parents/guardians need to be listed, they can email for further instruction.

      • Adult patients - Email for further instruction.

  • Effective 7/1/23, if the agent’s name is on a patient’s written certification, they are no longer required to register with the CCA. A parent/legal guardian may choose to register with the CCA if they wish to obtain an optional digital registration card.