Getting aPennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

If you’re interested in obtaining a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, the following steps will guide you through the process. Please review the following info and feel free to contact us if there’s anything we can help with. 

Step 1: ELIGIBILITY

In order to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, you must be a Pennsylvania resident and have a qualifying medical condition. Patients diagnosed with any of the following conditions are eligible to participate:

  • Chronic Pain (see your doctor)
  • PTSD
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Opioid use disorder (see your doctor)
  • Epilepsy
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Neuropathies
  • Autism
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Intractable spasticity
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Intractable Seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurogenerative diseases
  • Terminal illness

Step 2: PATIENT REGISTRATION

If you’re interested in registering with the program, the first step is to create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s Patient and Caregiver Registry. You’ll need a Pennsylvania Driver’s License or State ID number in order to prove residency. Note: Please be sure to enter your information exactly as it appears on your Pennsylvania ID.

Step 3: PHYSICIAN RECOMMENDATION

In order to complete your patient registration, you’ll need to obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from a Pennsylvania physician who is authorized to approve patients for the program. If your doctor hasn’t registered with the program yet, they may sign up through the Physician Registry. If you’re having trouble finding a participating physician, a list of approved practitioners is available here.

When discussing medical cannabis with your physician, it’s important to be honest about your health situation and explain why you believe this treatment option will be beneficial for you. If your physician agrees to approve you, they must submit your patient recommendation through the online registry. At this point, your patient registration record will be updated to indicate that you’ve received your physician recommendation.

Once your physician recommendation has been submitted, you must return to the Patient Registry to complete the registration process. You’ll need to pay the $50 processing fee, after which your patient application will be processed and your medical marijuana card will be issued to you.

Step 4: MAKING PURCHASES

As an approved patient, you’ll be welcome to visit any of our convenient Pennsylvania dispensary locations. Our friendly staff will welcome you to the facility and answer any questions you have about our products and services. We look forward to seeing you!

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