It is our mission to advocate for medical cannabis patients and to assist prospective applicants in navigating the registration process in their respective states. We offer our services to residents of multiple states applying for medical marijuana programs, including Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has authorized the use of telemedicine to certify patients for medical marijuana cards. At the Sanctuary, our staff members are available to schedule a virtual appointment for you with one of our doctors. You do not need to have a prior doctor's evaluation to meet with our licensed physicians.
During your appointment, your doctor will evaluate your condition and determine if you meet the state’s requirements for medical marijuana use. If your physician believes you would benefit from marijuana use, they will submit a certificate to the Pennsylvania DOH as soon as possible. Once your information is in the system, you can continue the application process on the DOH website.
Simply call us at (814) 470-4895 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
"When I found out that I qualified for a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, I knew I needed help. So I called the Sanctuary and asked them how to register. They explained everything to me over the phone and told me I could even schedule an appointment with a doctor. They made the whole application process super easy!"
"Efficient, modern and professional. Took the time to answer all my questions. Offered to walk me through the card registration process. Can’t recommend enough.* "
How It Works
At the Sanctuary Wellness Institute, our top priority is to help you get the treatment you need. The Pennsylvania cannabis card application process can be challenging to handle alone—but with friendly staff from the Sanctuary on your side, this entire process is simple and straightforward.
The Sanctuary Wellness Institute does not offer online scheduling for medical marijuana doctors' appointments. However, making your appointment over the phone is fast and easy. Simply call us at (814) 470-4895 to schedule your evaluation and speak to one of our staff members.
The first step toward obtaining a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card is to register online. You will need to register before you attend your evaluation because your physician will need your patient ID number to submit your certification. When you register, you will need to submit your driver's license or ID card as proof of Pennsylvania residency. Make sure that the address on your driver's license or ID card is current, and when the system provides your patient ID number, save it for your records.
After your registration, it's time to attend your appointment at the Sanctuary. To qualify for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program, you must have a qualifying condition, such as Parkinson's disease or anxiety disorder. Your doctor will spend 10 to 15 minutes evaluating your condition and determining your eligibility. If they believe you qualify, your medical marijuana doctor will issue your certification and update your patient record on the DOH website.
After you have certified by the doctor, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will send you an email with follow-up instructions. You will need to log into the account you initially used to register and submit a $50 fee to the DOH. After you pay the fee, the DOH will mail your medical cannabis card to the address on your driver's license or ID card. You should receive your cannabis card within 14 days of completing the registration.
When your card arrives in the mail, you can legally purchase medical cannabis at any licensed dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania. There are multiple types of cannabis products available, from tinctures and ointments to CBD products and dried flower. We recommend speaking to a dispensary pharmacist who can recommend the right cannabis product for your medical condition.
Medical marijuana has been legal in Pennsylvania since 2016. That year, Senate Bill 3, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act, passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a vote of 149 to 46, and the Pennsylvania Senate by a margin of 42 to 7. Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill into law on April 17, 2016.
The Medical Marijuana Act established rules for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program, including the first list of qualifying conditions, rules for dispensaries and growers, and restrictions on the amount and type of cannabis products patients can buy. Prior to 2018, only non-smokable forms of cannabis can be sold. Now, eligible patients can choose from a range of products to meet their medical needs.
Currently, medical marijuana patients can purchase up to a 30-day supply of cannabis at a time. Dispensaries have allotment checkers to ensure patients do not buy more than they are allowed. Additionally, growing cannabis is illegal in Pennsylvania without strict authorization from the Department of Health. Recreational marijuana remains illegal in Pennsylvania as well.Call (814) 470-4895 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
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