Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania
Talk to a licensed medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back!
Talk to a licensed medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back!
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in PA
Still not sure about the process?
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Medical Marijuana Act (Act 16) on April 17, 2016, legalizing the possession, sale, and consumption of medical cannabis. Only patients and caregivers who are Pennsylvania residents will be able to obtain medical cannabis from dispensaries in the state. Each patient must have his or her medical condition verified by a PDH-approved physician in order to acquire a written certification for medical cannabis. A list of all the PDH-approved physicians in the state is available online.
Pennsylvania has set up a Patient and Caregivers’ Registry. Patients or caregivers must register for the MMP through the registry before seeking a physician’s certification, which confirms the patient has at least one of the required qualifying conditions to obtain cannabis.
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with an objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Intractable seizures
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Severe, chronic, or intractable pain
- Sickle cell anemia
Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient 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 the Pennsylvania Department of Health website and fill out this form. 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.
The dispensaries in Pennsylvania offer cannabis in oil form, pills, tinctures, cream, ointments, and liquids. Originally, PA dispensaries were 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 the 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 and signed it into law on April 17, 2016. Now dispensaries are open in PA and provide access to medical marijuana for patients with a debilitating medical condition. 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.
Becoming a Caregiver in Pennsylvania
Patients in the registry who require assistance obtaining or using medical cannabis may designate up to two (2) caregivers. Caregivers must be at least 21 years old and may only provide care for up to five (5) patients.
PDH-approved caregivers can purchase medical cannabis at an approved dispensary, as well as possess, transport, and administer patients’ medical marijuana after purchase. The application process for caregivers in PA is as follows:
- Register for the program through the Patient and Caregivers Registry.
- Provide a Pennsylvania driver’s license or a Pennsylvania-issued identification card with current address to show proof of Pennsylvania residency.
- Complete a criminal history background check.
- Complete registration by paying $50 for a medical marijuana identification card.
30-day supply – topicals, oils, pills, tinctures, dry flower, and infused liquids are allowed.
Home cultivation is not permitted.
Places to Visit in PA After Enjoying Your Medicine
Pennsylvania’s sophisticated cities and great outdoor attractions beckon you to explore a huge variety of activities. You can see the famous Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, walk in the footsteps of fallen Civil War heroes in Gettysburg, ride on a train, or soak up some culture at the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh.
You can plan on spending every moment on the move when you visit Philadelphia, where an almost endless list of attractions and activities vie for your attention. Buying a Philadelphia Pass just down the road from the famous Liberty Bell will give you access to more than 30 city attractions.
Art lovers should not miss the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To learn about science and medicine, you can head to the amazing Franklin Institute and the Mutter Museum, while history buffs should not miss the Independence Seaport Museum and the National Constitution Center. Families can tour the Please Touch Children’s Museum, the Adventure Aquarium, and Philadelphia Zoo, among many other exciting attractions.
Pittsburgh is literally bursting at the seams with attractions to please all ages. You can spend days exploring the many wonderful museums in the city, starting with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (a military museum which doubles as a concert hall), and the Carnegie Science Center.
Art lovers will find themselves drawn to the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the very unusual Mattress Factory, which showcases contemporary art. Nature enthusiasts can stroll through the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and hike the Three Rivers Heritage Trail or the Allegheny State Park. Children can have hours of fun at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, or the Sandcastle Water Park.
Hershey is proudly home to America’s favorite chocolate, and thanks to the innovative ideas of chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey, the town boasts a long string of attractions for visitors. Jump right in by visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World, where the historic Chocolate Trolley will take you on a tour to see how their world-famous chocolate is made – you can make your own chocolate bar and taste as much as you like.
If you would like to know more, you can visit the Hershey Story interactive museum and Hershey Park (amusement park). Other interesting museums include the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum and the Pennsylvania State Police Museum. Outdoor attractions include Hershey Gardens and Zoo America North American Wildlife Park. Hershey is one of the best places to visit in PA.
Gettysburg National Military Park
The Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg is the site of Gettysburg Battlefield, where in 1863 this Civil War battle took the life of some 51,000 people over a three-day period. Hundreds of markers and monuments now grace the park. Key highlights are Seminary Ridge, which was the primary Confederate position west of Gettysburg for days two and three of the battles; Cemetery Ridge, the site of Union Lines for the final two days of battle; and Oak Ridge, the site of the opening day battle of the Civil War.
The Park Museum and Visitor Center has several exhibits, including the Rosensteel collection, which is one of the largest collections of Civil War uniforms, weapons, and personal items in the United States. The park also hosts living history programs and reenactments and has extensive horseback riding trails.
Presque Isle State Park
One of the top parks in Pennsylvania, Presque Isle State Park sits on a peninsula that curves out into Lake Erie, creating Presque Isle Bay, an important shipping and transport center. The park is open daily year-round and has plenty to offer, including eleven miles of beach and several hiking trails. As well as swimmers and sunbathers, many visitors come here to collect colorful “sea” glass that has washed ashore. Kite-flyers also love the open space and lake winds, and Sunset Point is a favorite spot. The park also hosts seasonal events and summer concerts that are free and open to the public.
At the entrance of the park, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center houses exhibits about the local history and ecosystems. The center also facilitates activities and has a 75-foot observation tower from which you can admire the surrounding park and lake. There are also amazing views of the lake from atop the Lighthouse on Presque Isle, which can be visited by guided tour, as well as the lesser-known Lighthouse on North Pier.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.
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.
- 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
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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.
Yes it does! PA now allows people with chronic pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.
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.
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.
There are already tons of dispensaries all over Pennsylvania, and many more are to come. You can see a list of dispensaries HERE.
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana program is rapidly expanding. If you get your PA cannabis card, you get access to:
- Dry Flower
Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.