Updated on January 28, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer
Effective April 17, 2016, Senate Bill 2 removes all state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess a signed recommendation from their physician stating that marijuana “may mitigate” his/her debilitating medical symptoms. * The Pennsylvania Marijuana Registry is mandatory — all patients MUST register.
As the passing of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana law is still very recent, there is currently no medical marijuana patient registry open to administer qualified patients with the appropriate state I.D. card. The Pennsylvania Department of Health has indicated that the establishment of the program may take between 18-24 months. Once the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program (PMMP) has been fully implemented, the Patient Registry Program will begin accepting applications.
As of July 2017, physicians can participate in the Pennslyvania Medical Marijuana Program by completing the Practitioner Registry. So far, over 100 physicians (18 of which are located in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties) have been approved to recommend medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania.
Your Pennsylvania marijuana card shows you’re duly registered with the Department of Health to buy medical marijuana in the state. With this credential, you’ll be allowed to purchase an adequate supply of marijuana to treat any of the approved medical conditions, including, chronic pain, sickle cell anemia, Parkinson’s disease, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and cancer.
At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we offer a unique service that connects you to registered doctors, speeds up the application process and ensures you reap the full benefits of owning a marijuana ID card.
The State of Pennsylvania will eventually have up to 150 authorized dispensaries, so you’ll be able to buy from a distributor located near you.
To be able to buy medical marijuana, you need to be under the care of a doctor who is registered to administer such treatment by the state Department of Health. At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we have a network of qualified and registered doctors who can assess your medical records and accept you as a marijuana patient.
All the physicians in our network can provide signed certification, which will show that you need marijuana to treat your medical condition. Use our Pennsylvania marijuana doctors’ directory to book an appointment with a doctor near you. Here you can search for a doctor by city and zip code. You’ll have access to details on each doctor and be able to request an appointment directly from the website.
We have all the information you need to get your medical marijuana card without unnecessary delays. We’ll guide you step-by-step through all the stages, from pre-application and doctor’s certification to the point when your application is approved and your card is issued to you.
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