If you are interested in issuing recommendations to patients for the medicinal use of Cannabis products.
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According to the Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act (MCPCA) of 2019, Virgin Islands Code Title 19 Chapter 34, Subsection 776w, “’Practitioner’ means a person who is licensed and in good standing in the Virgin Islands as a medical doctor, osteopath, naturopath, homeopath, chiropractor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner.”
Per the Proposed Rules and Regulations issued by the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (CAB), all practitioners participating in the MCPCA of 2019 must be registered with and follow guidance materials issued by the OCR.
The following are sections associated with the guidance materials.
OCR shall begin processing Practitioner Registrations around November 2022.
Complete Medical Professional Cannabis Certification Course
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On a form provided by the ocr, and must contain the following:
- Patient Name
- Patient Date of Birth
- Patient Email (which will be registered with OCR)
- Certification of Condition
- Type of Cannabis Prescribed
- Including the number of plants to be grown, if any
- Date of Expiration (1 year or less)
- OCR Guidance for Patients Card (QR Code)
- Certification of Physical Examination
- Certificate of On-going Treatment (OCR-0230.)
- Copy of Medical Information Release (OCR-0222.)
- Copy of Liability Release (OCR-0230.)
- Signature of Physician
Official Guidance for Practitioners – Coming Soon
Per the Proposed Rules and Regulations issued by the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (CAB), all practitioners participating in the MCPCA of 2019 must be licensed and follow guidance materials issued by the OCR.
This document shall therefore be considered the official notification of licensing requirements and guidance materials for practitioners as required by these rules.
Department of Licensing & Consumer Affairs
Property & Procurement Building
8201 Subbase, Suite 1
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Mon – Fri : 8am - 5pm
Sat & Sun : Closed
Excluding federal and local holidays
The Virgin Islands Office of Cannabis Regulations develops and supports the cannabis industry of the Virgin Islands to allow for the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system.