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How It Works
If you are suffering from HIV/AIDs or multiple sclerosis, there is a possibility that you may be eligible for an MMJ ID card according to PA state laws. The bulk of this process takes place online. The registration website is fairly easy to navigate, however, if you have any problems in obtaining a patient ID number, you can always reach out to our team and we will do everything that we can to assist you.
Our experienced team understands the tremendous benefits of obtaining a cannabis card if you are suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, anxiety disorders or Huntington's disease. We strive to make the process of obtaining a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card easy for all of our new patients. Our office uses telemedicine to help you go through the qualifying process with a doctor. In many cases, we will be able to set you up with an appointment right away, however, if you need an appointment for a specific day and time just let us know. We will always do everything that we can to accommodate your needs and your schedule.
Regardless of whether you have been diagnoses with Crohn's disease or glaucoma, you will need to register with the state with your driver's license ID number. Be sure to double check the information that you entered such as your address and your phone number as this will be the information that the state uses to contact or or to send you your card. The system will give you a unique ID number that the medical doctor will upload at your appointment to update your records to reflect that you have been certified for medical marijuana treatment.
Whether you are over 18 years of age or not, you can still qualify to consult with the doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments such as inflammatory bowel disease and ask questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. It's recommended that you have an overview of your medical history and your records available during this consultation so that you can discuss them with the doctor in greater detail. If you are deemed eligible, your certification will be issued at your appointment.
After you have been certified by the doctor you will need to login to the account initially used to register and submit the fee of $50.00 to the PA department of health. Keep in mind that if you are on a government benefits program, you may be able to request that the fee be reduced or waived. Also, this is a fee that you will need to pay on a yearly basis. Approximately 30 days before your ID is set to expire, you will receive a notification that it needs to be renewed. As soon as your payment is processed, the DOH will mail you medical marijuana card to the address on your driver's license that you used to register.
Once your medical marijuana card arrives in the mail you may visit any dispensary in Pennsylvania to purchase medical marijuana. Remember, that although you can legally purchase medical marijuana, you are not allowed to go to any grower. You must go to a marijuana dispensary that has been approved by the state. Additionally, you are only allowed to obtain a 30 day supply at any given time.
An initial visit with a dispensary pharmacist is highly recommend. A Dispensary pharmacist has been trained and certified on the best forms of medical marijuana for your specific needs. He or she will be able to speak to you about the different types of marijuana that may benefit you the most based on your diagnosis.
On April 17, 2016 the Pennsylvania General assembly passed the Medical Marijuana Act (Act). This legalized the sale, possession and use of medical cannabis. To obtain a medical marijuana card and obtain medical cannabis from dispensaries the client must be a Pennsylvania resident. Unfortunately, if you legally reside in another another state, you will need to abide by the laws that are specific to that state. Also, the doctor that you see must be approved by the state to provide you with the certification. In turn, a PDH-approved doctor must verify the their patient’s medical condition in order to acquire certification.Call (717) 826-0196 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation and learn more about this program.