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Updated on June 22, 2020.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Getting a Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in Pennsylvania  on April 6, 2016, and on February 15, 2018, medical marijuana became available  for patients at dispensaries across the commonwealth — providing long-overdue medical relief to patients with serious medical conditions.

Physicians can participate in the Pennsylvania 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.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

  • Each patient is required to obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing the diagnosis of the qualifying condition — Learn how to request your medical records.
  • Patients are required to obtain a signed statement from a physician currently licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania.  — Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Pennsylvania.
  • Patients must live in Pennsylvania and provide proof of residency. If you do not have a Pennsylvania ID, an out-of-state ID, passport, or other photo ID with proof of residency — such as a bank statement or utility bill — is acceptable.
  • A patient must complete a criminal history background check.
  • There is a $50 registration fee for a marijuana identification card.

To qualify, a patient needs to be diagnosed by a physician as having one of the medical conditions listed below.

Contact:

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Phone: 1-877-PA-HEALTH
Website:  https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/Medical%20Marijuana/Pages/Medical%20Marijuana.aspx

Key Benefits of Obtaining a Pennsylvania Marijuana Card

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.

  • Possess Adequate Marijuana for Treatment — Under Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, you’re permitted to possess a month’s supply of medical cannabis to treat any of the approved medical conditions. This makes it possible for you to visit an approved dispensary just once in a month to purchase marijuana for personal use or for the patients you’re caring for.
  • Access Authorized Marijuana Dispensaries — The state laws only permit approved dispensaries to sell marijuana. No one is allowed to sell marijuana without authorization by the state Department of Health. Your card gives you the right to walk into any approved dispensary to buy medical cannabis in the form of liquids, gels, ointments, tinctures, oils, capsules, and vaporizable material.

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.

  • Use Marijuana to Take Care of Patients — If you want to take care of patients who are qualified to use medical marijuana, you must apply for a marijuana ID card, too. This card allows you to take care of five patients qualified to be treated with cannabis. You can apply directly to be their caregiver so you’ll be permitted to purchase their dose of marijuana. Your patients could include minors and other people who are above 18 years of age.
  • Full Protection of the Law — Your marijuana ID card protects you from being penalized by the law for possessing marijuana. You won’t be arrested, prosecuted or sent to jail for using or holding marijuana as long as you don’t have more than the amount allowed by law.

We Give You Instant Access to Qualified Marijuana Doctors in Pennsylvania

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.

Get Step-by-Step Guidance and Support Throughout the Registration Process

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.

Take full advantage of our superior network of doctors, effective client support and our nationwide experience so you can receive your Pennsylvania marijuana card in the shortest possible time.

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