How to Get a Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

  • STEP 1:


    Schedule an appointment to see a doctor through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Consult with a doctor for 10-15 mins to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment.

    Our staff is on standby waiting to help you book your consultation. Please do not hesitate to reach out, we'd be happy to help.

  • STEP 2:


    You will also need to register with the state using your driver's license ID number. The system is instantly verified and will give you a patient ID number. The doctor will upload this number and your records will be updated to reflect that you have been certified for medical marijuana treatment.

    When registering with the PA DOH, you'll use your driver's license and upload information from it as the system is directly linked to the credentials on your ID. Make sure to follow the formatting instructions carefully, as the system demands that the information entered is exactly as it appears on your ID.

  • STEP 3:


    Lastly, to complete your application, register with the PA DOH and submit the $50 application fee. The state will mail you your card and you can begin purchasing marijuana legally from any Pennsylvania dispensary once you have your card in hand. The state can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to mail your card depending on the number of applications that they are actively receiving at that time.

    Your certification is valid for one year and you will need to renew it annually by having another consultation with the doctor. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

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About Cannabis in PA

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 a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card and legally use cannabis.

Qualifying Conditions

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Anxiety (Added in 2019)
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the spinal cord’s nervous tissue with an objective neurological indication of uncompromising spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe, chronic, or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia

Becoming a Medical Cannabis Patient in PA

You will need to register with the state and receive a patient ID number to get your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card. This is immediately checked and synchronized with the permit number / ID of your PA drivers. You will also need to sign up and consult with one of our authorized medical marijuana physicians, make sure to include your patient identification number. If you don’t have the amount before, that’s ok, then and there the doctor can do it with you as the verification is synchronized with your PA identification. The price of evaluating, consulting, recommending and approving medicine is $199. If you are refused for whatever reason, however, we have a success rate of 99 percent, you will receive a refund in FULL. You will be able to demonstrate your medical records during this consultation, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes, speak to the doctor where he/she will answer all your questions about marijuana therapy.

It’s time to go to the Pennsylvania Department of Health website and fill out this form once you get the doctor’s advice. In addition to the physician details and certification data, a $50 fee must be presented. You will receive the Medical Marijuana Card in your mail and you will be able to buy cannabis legally from a dispensary of your choice in PA.

Pennsylvania dispensaries offer cannabis in the form of oil, pills, tinctures, cream, ointments and liquids. Originally, PA dispensaries were prohibited to sell or purchase the dry form of the flower, but at certain places they are now providing it! It is still not possible to smoke the flower, it has to be vaporized. If you need more data about the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program or are simply interested in it, for more data.

The Medical Marijuana Program of Pennsylvania is licensed under the Health Department of Pennsylvania. The Department of Health of Pennsylvania implemented and approved the Medical Marijuana Program of the State on April 17, 2016. Dispensaries are now available in PA and provide patients with a debilitating medical condition with access to medical marijuana. While medical marijuana products and MMJ dispensaries are home to Pennsylvania, there are many tourist attractions in PA as well. Many citizens enjoy visiting Philadelphia city and watching the Liberty Bell.

Becoming a Caregiver in Pennsylvania

Up to two (2) caregivers may be designated by registry patients who require help in acquiring or using medical cannabis. Caregivers must be at least 21 years of age and can only care for up to five (5) patients.

PDH-approved caregivers can buy medical cannabis at an authorized clinic as well as possess, transport and administer medical marijuana to patients after purchase. The PA caregivers application method is as follows:

  • Register for the program through the Registry of Patients and Caregivers.
  • Provide a Pennsylvania driver’s permit or an identification card issued by Pennsylvania with a present address to demonstrate Pennsylvania residency.
  • Complete a background check for criminal history.
  • Complete registration by paying $50 for an identification card for medical marijuana.

Limits of possession / use

30-day supply–subjects, oils, pills, tinctures, dry flower and infused fluids are permitted.

Growing Limits

Home growing is not yet permitted.

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 of health.

How can I find a registered mmj physician in PA?

We provide the PA 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 in PA?

The state defines a qualifying condition as any one of the following: Amyotrophic lateral Sclerosis, Anxiety, Autism, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), Huntington’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Intractable Seizures, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathies, 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 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:

I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?

Fill out the form at the top of this page 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 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 Pennsylvania 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, Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, Edibles

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes, we do! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

Places to Visit in PA After Enjoying Your Medicine

The advanced towns of Pennsylvania and excellent outdoor attractions attract you to explore a vast array of operations. You can see Philadelphia’s renowned Liberty Bell, walk in the footsteps of Gettysburg’s fallen Civil War heroes, ride on a train, or soak up some culture at the Pittsburgh Carnegie Museums.


When you visit Philadelphia, where an almost infinite list of attractions and events are wrestling with your attention, you can plan on spending every moment on the move. You will have access to more than 30 town attractions by buying a Philadelphia Pass just down the highway from the renowned Liberty Bell.

The Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art should not be missed by art enthusiasts. You can go to the incredible Franklin Institute and the Mother Museum to learn about science and medicine, while history buffs should not miss the Independence Seaport Museum and the National Constitution Center. Among many other interesting attractions, families can visit the Please Touch Children’s Museum, the Adventure Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo.


To please all ages, Pittsburgh literally bursts at the seams with attractions. Starting with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall (a military museum that doubles as a concert hall), and the Carnegie Science Center, you can spend days exploring the many wonderful museums in the city. The Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the very uncommon Mattress Factory, which exhibits modern art, will attract art enthusiasts. Nature lovers can walk through the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and walk along the Three Rivers Heritage Trail or the Allegheny State Park. Children can enjoy hours of fun at the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, or the Water Park of Sandcastle.


Hershey is proudly home to America’s favourite chocolate, and the city boasts a lengthy line of attractions for tourists thanks to the creative concepts of chocolate magnate Milton S. Hershey. Check out Hershey’s Chocolate World, where the historic Chocolate Trolley takes you on a trip to see how their world-famous chocolate is produced–you can create your own chocolate bar and taste as much as you like. You can visit the interactive Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Park (amusement park) if you want to learn more. The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum and the Pennsylvania State Police Museum are other interesting museums. Hershey Gardens and Zoo America North American Wildlife Park are some of the outdoor attractions. Hershey is one of PA’s greatest spots to visit.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg is the site of Gettysburg Battlefield where, over a three-day period, this Civil War battle took the lives of some 51,000 people in 1863. The park is now being graced by hundreds of markers and memorials. Key highlights are Seminary Ridge, which for days two and three of the fights was the main Confederate place east of Gettysburg; Cemetery Ridge, the site of Union Lines for the final two days of fight; and Oak Ridge, the site of the Civil War opening day fight. There are several exhibits at the Park Museum and Visitor Center including the Rosensteel collection, one of the largest collections of Civil War uniforms, weapons, and personal items in the U.S. The park also hosts programs and re-enactments of living history and has comprehensive riding paths.

Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park, one of Pennsylvania’s top parks, sits on a peninsula that bends out into Lake Erie, creating Presque Isle Bay, a major shipping and transportation hub. The park is open throughout the year and has plenty to offer, including 11 kilometers of beach and several hiking paths. Numerous tourists come here as well as swimmers and sunbathers to collect colorful “sea” glass that has been washed ashore. Kite-flyers also enjoy open space and lake winds, and a favourite place is Sunset Point. The park also hosts free, accessible to the public, seasonal activities and summer concerts. The Tom Ridge Environmental Center displays on local history and ecosystems at the park entrance. The center also promotes operations and has a 75-foot observation tower from which the surrounding park and lake can be admired. There are also incredible views of the lake from the top of the Presque Isle Lighthouse, which can be visited on a guided tour, as well as the lesser-known North Pier Lighthouse.

Data last updated 07/21/2020

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