USVI Cannabis Patient FAQs



USVI Cannabis Patient FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

VIBE HIGH gets TONS of questions about the USVI Medical Cannabis bill through emails, Facebook, and Instagram. We have put together a list of the top questions we get into an easily readable format.  If you have any questions or think we need to add to our FAQ, contact us!

The VI Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act is the law that allows the use of Medical Marijuana in the US Virgin Islands. The bill was signed and enacted on January 17th, 2019 by Governor Albert Bryan. Read the full text of the Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act here.

The Office of Cannabis Regulations (OCR) is the USVI department in charge of all cannabis related matters in the territory.  OCR is responsible for issuing medical marijuana cards, along with setting up standards and regulations for cannabis businesses. You can find more information on the Office of Cannabis Regulations here.

The OCR is responsible for issuing medical marijuana cards in the USVI. Currently the OCR do not have offices, and are not accepting applications.  Read our up to date Guide to Getting your Medical Marijuana Card.

Medical Cannabis Cards in the US Virgin Islands will cost $50 for resident card holders.

Inpatient & nonresident card holders pay $50 for 5 days, $75 for 10 days, or $100 for 30 day cards.

  • Medical Doctor
  • Osteopath
  • Naturopath
  • Homeopath
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • PTSD
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hospice care
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic pain
  • Neuropathic pain

The OCR may also add medical conditions to this list. If your medical condition is not on this list, also see our FAQ on Affirmative Defense.

Affirmative Defense is a legal protection for non-medical card holders who use cannabis for medical purposes.  If a patient has a note from a qualified medical practitioner, they may use the Affirmative Defense in the court of law. See our indepth look into What is Affirmative Defense.

No. Inpatient and Non-residents may also receive a temporary cannabis medical card. Read our Guide for Non-Resident and Inpatient Medical Marijuana Users.

The MCPCA states that being in the US Virgin Islands over 45 days qualifies you to become a resident medical cannabis card holder.

Resident medical card holders may possess up to 4 ounces of cannabis at a time.  But for nonresident cardholders the limit is 3 ounces.

USVI Medical Cannabis Dispensaries may not sell more that 3 ounces of marijuana in a 14 day period to a resident or nonresident card holder.

Yes! Virgin Island resident medical cannabis patient cardholders may grow up to 12 cannabis plants at a time for personal use! All plants must be in a secure location, surrounded by fencing if outdoors, or locked indoors.

You must be 18 years or older to receive your medical marijuana card in the Virgin Islands.

Anyone under the age of 18 may also receive a card, but only under the supervision of a legal guardian.

There is a specific timeline for the establishment of the cannabis industry the USVI Government must adhere to. Using this timeline we have estimated that cannabis will be available in early to mid 2020. Read our full timeline of when medical marijuana will be available for purchase in the VI.

Tough question to answer, and is speculative. VIBE HIGH believes once medical cannabis is operating in the Virgin Islands, talks of recreational marijuana will begin to grow louder. But the true mark will be once the VI Legislator realizes the tax benefits that a complete recreational market will provide to the territory.

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