Get Your Medical Marijuana Card In Pennsylvania
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How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in PA
About Cannabis in PA
To get your medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania, you will need to sign up with the state and receive a patient ID number. This is instantly verified and synced with your PA drivers license number/ID. You will also have to sign up and consult with one of our approved medical marijuana doctors, make sure to bring your patient ID number with. If you don’t have the number before, that’s ok the doctor can do it with you then and there because the verification is synced with your PA identification. The cost of the medical evaluation, consultation, recommendation, and approval is $199. You will be issued a refund in FULL if you are denied for whatever reason, however we have a 99% success rate. During this consult, which takes around 10 to 15 minutes, you get to show your medical records, talk to the physician where he/she will answer all of your questions surrounding marijuana treatment.
Once you get the physician’s recommendation, it is time to go to Pennsylvania Department of Health website and fill out this form with capital letters. A fee of $50 must be submitted along with the physician details and certification information. The Medical Marijuana Card will arrive in your mail and you will be able to purchase cannabis legally from a dispensary of your choice in PA. Veriheal has a great resource to help you find all of the dispensaries in your area.
The dispensaries in Pennsylvania offer cannabis in oil form, pills, tinctures, cream, ointments, and liquids. Originally forbidden to sell or buy the flower in its dry form, but they are now offering it at certain locations! The flower can still not be smoked, it has to be vaporized. If you need or are simply interested in any more information about Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, click here to learn more.
The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program is chartered under the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Pennsylvania Department of Health enacted the state’s Medical Marijuana Program, signed into law on April 17, 2016. Now dispensaries are opened, and provide access to medical marijuana for patients with a debilitating medical conditions. While Pennsylvania is home to medical marijuana products and MMJ dispensaries, there are also many tourist attractions in PA. Many residents like to visit the city of Philadelphia and view the Liberty Bell.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the first step to getting a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card?
The first step would be to meet with a licensed Pennsylvania physician. Once our doctors are available to start seeing patients, we will let you know immediately. We will also assist you with signing up with the department.
How can I find a registered physician?
We provide the DC physicians for you. The most difficult part of the process has usually been trying to find a practitioner who will approve you that is registered with the PA Medical Marijuana Program. We help make the process easier by allowing you to access PA physicians who will approve you, and also meet with them online via video chat and get pre-approved then and there.
Who will be able to get a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card?
Patients who are approved by a Pennsylvania licensed physician and residents of the commonwealth may obtain medical marijuana from dispensaries in the state. Patients must show a valid medical marijuana card that is issued by the state to obtain medical marijuana.
What are the qualifying conditions?
The state defines a qualifying condition as any one of the following:
- Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Intractable Seizures
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- 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
How does the virtual video consultation work?
It’s a simple two step process. First you will meet with a doctor from the comfort of your own home, through video. After being evaluated your physician will let you know if you will be approved for medical cannabis, and if so, you will receive your official recommendation and approval for medical marijuana usage in PA. If you are not approved via video, your consultation is free.
How long does the consultation usually take?
The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.
What if I am not approved?
If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.
Is there anywhere to find out more information?
- Yes! You can find more information through the state. For more information visit: https://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Diseases%20and%20Conditions/M-P/Documents/Medical%20Marijuana%20FAQs.pdf
I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?
Click “Get My Card Now” below and we can get you approved in no time!
My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?
No you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program. And for that we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.
Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?
Yes it does! PA now allows people with chronic pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.
What is the cost?
The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed Pennsylvania practitioner registered with the state, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.
How do I submit an application after I am approved by the doctor to get a medical marijuana card?
Once you have received your recommendation, you register with the PA DOH/DMV and it’s linked to your PA drivers license so you’ll instantly get a patient ID number. Our doctor will upload that patient ID and submit it for you to the state.
Where are the dispensaries in PA? Is there a dispensary near me?
There are already tons of dispensaries all over Pennsylvania, and many more are to come. You can see a list of dispensaries HERE.
Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from PA Dispensaries?
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana program is rapidly expanding. If you get your PA cannabis card, you get access to:
- Dry Flower
Does Veriheal operate in other states?
Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.