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Medical Marijuana for Established Patients

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We wanted to let you know of a new treatment option available to qualified patients through Mansilla Medical. Beginning October 1, established patients of Mansilla Medical will be able to make appointments with our providers to discern if Medical Marijuana is an appropriate treatment plan for your conditions. Please read below for more information.

Marijuana is a controlled substance in the U.S. 


To qualify for a Virginia Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be diagnosed with a medical condition you believe will benefit from medical marijuana treatment.
  • Have written certification recommendation from a registered Virginia Medical Provider. 
  • Proof of Virginia residency (current VA Driver’s license or State ID card).
  • Be an established patient at Mansilla Medical. 

Mansilla Medical Can Help You Get registered for a Medical Marijuana Card.

Olivia Mansilla MD, Heather Saxby, FNP-BC and Ana Alzamora, FNP-C are registered with the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and expanded their current knowledge to include the most recent research and studies through continuing education coursework. During your appointment, you and your provider will discuss your condition as well as your medical history. After appropriate assessment, your provider will determine if you are eligible or not to receive the certificate. 

Insurance Does Not Cover This Evaluation

It is of note that your insurance will not cover this evaluation and must be paid at the time services are rendered. New patient evaluations are self-pay at $100.00 with a three month follow up evaluation at $75.00. The follow up visits will then be assessed at 3 – 6 months depending on the patient’s condition and compliance. This evaluation cost does not include the cost for registration with the Virginia Department of Pharmacy which is paid for separately.    

If your provider believes medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option for your condition, you will receive a signed certification that will be submitted to the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.  The board will process your recommendation and you will be added to the patient registry and receive your Virginia Medical Marijuana Identification Card in the mail. 

Conditions Approved for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Virginia. 

To receive a medical marijuana card in Virginia, you must be diagnosed, by a licensed Virginia medical provider, with a medical condition that the medical provider deems can benefit from medical marijuana treatment. 

Some of the Most Common Conditions Treated with Medical Marijuana: 

  • Alzheimer’s Disease 
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Anxiety 
  • Autism 
  • Cachexia and wasting syndrome 
  • Cancer 
  • Crohn’s Disease 
  • Chronic Pain 
  • Dyskinetic Disorders 
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication or intractable spasticity 
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders 
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Glaucoma 
  • Hepatitis C 
  • Huntington’s Disease 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 
  • Insomnia 
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders 
  • Neuropathies 
  • Opioid Use Disorder 
  • Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective 
  • Sickle Cell Anemia 
  • Terminal Illness 
  • Tourette’s Syndrome 

Medical marijuana products should be purchased from a licensed Virginia medical marijuana dispensary.   

Mansilla Medical is committed to providing you with quality, accessible healthcare that improves your health, independence, and total well-being. We are excited to now be offering this treatment option to our patients.