"Thanks to the Sanctuary, I was able to get my Pennsylvania medical marijuana card fast and easy. All I had to do was call, and I was connected to a person who was able to answer all of the questions I had! Working with the Sanctuary really helped demystify this whole process and now I can have access to the treatment I need. Thank you!" "
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 (717) 925-0646 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
How It Works
At the Sanctuary, obtaining a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card is as simple as 1, 2, 3, 4. We aim to make this process as stress-free as possible—our top priority is helping you receive the treatment you need.
At the Sanctuary, we do not currently schedule appointments through an online system. Our friendly phone staff members are available to schedule your evaluation with a qualifying physician and answer any questions you have about the process. Simply give us a call at (717) 925-0646 to learn more about the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program and begin your registration.
The first thing that you will need to do to receive a Pennsylvania cannabis card is to register online. To complete your registration, you will need to provide your driver's license or ID card as proof of Pennsylvania residency. Make sure that this document lists your correct address. Once you complete your patient profile, the system will give you an ID number that your doctor will need to upload your certification. Save this ID number and bring it with you to your appointment.
After you complete your registration, you will attend your evaluation at the Sanctuary. Pennsylvania only allows patients with serious medical conditions to obtain a cannabis card, so your doctor will need to verify your condition. Only physicians certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health may evaluate a patient's condition.
Your doctor will examine you for about 10 to 15 minutes. They will evaluate your qualifying condition and ask questions about your medical history. If your doctor believes you qualify for a medical marijuana card, they will issue your certification at your appointment.
After your doctor certifies you for medical marijuana, they will update your patient record on the Pennsylvania Department of Health's database. The DOH will then send you an email with follow-up instructions on how to complete your registration. You will then need to log back into the patient system and pay a $50 registration fee. The DOH will then mail your medical marijuana card to the address listed on the driver's license or ID card you used to register.
Once your medical marijuana card arrives in the mail, you may visit any licensed dispensary in Pennsylvania to purchase medical marijuana. You can purchase up to a 30-day supply of cannabis at a time. At your first appointment, we recommend meeting with a certified dispensary pharmacist who can recommend the best products to treat your condition.
On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf passed Senate Bill 3, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act. This law legalized the sale, possession, and use of medical cannabis, as well as the patient and caregiver registry. To obtain a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania, you must be a Pennsylvania resident and receive a certification from a licensed physician. You must also have one of the serious medical conditions specified by Senate Bill 3, which includes conditions like Crohn's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.Call (717) 925-0646 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
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