""Before coming to the Sanctuary, I wasn't sure how to even register for the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program. But once I called, I was given clear and simple instructions that made the process a breeze. And the doctor I met with was very professional! I highly recommend the Sanctuary Wellness Institute for any medical cannabis patient.""
How It Works
The Sanctuary Wellness Institute's top priority is to help you get the treatment you need. We aim to make the Pennsylvania medical cannabis registration as simple and stress-free as possible. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff on your side, you can trust us to guide you through this process and help you secure the treatment you need.
YBefore you can meet with a medical marijuana doctor, you will first need to create a patient profile on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. You will need to provide a driver's license or ID card as proof of Pennsylvania residency, as well as personal information such as your name, email address, and phone number. Once you complete your registration, the system will provide you with a patient ID number. Bring this number with you to your appointment.
After you save your patient ID number, you can attend an evaluation with a licensed physician at the Sanctuary. To qualify for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program, you will need to have a qualifying medical condition. At your appointment, your doctor will evaluate your condition and determine if you are eligible for a cannabis card. Your doctor will then issue your patient certification and update your information on the DOH website.
After you have been certified by the medical marijuana doctor, you will need to complete your registration. The DOH should send you an email with additional instructions after your doctor uploads your certification. You will need to log in to your initial account and pay a $50 fee. After you submit the fee, the DOH will mail your medical marijuana card to the address listed on your Pennsylvania driver's license.
Your medical marijuana card should arrive in the mail within 14 days after you complete your registration. With your card, you can purchase medical cannabis at any licensed dispensary operating in the state of Pennsylvania. You can purchase up to a 30-day supply of cannabis products at a time, including tinctures, dried flower, edibles, and ointments.
About Medical Marijuana
In April 2016, the Pennsylvania government legalized medical cannabis by passing Senate Bill 3, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act. This law legalized medical cannabis and establishes rules for registration, cultivation, and sales. However, recreational marijuana remains illegal in Pennsylvania. It is also illegal to grow your own cannabis without explicit authorization from the Department of Health.Call or Text (570) 301-6149 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
Both patients and caregivers can register for a Pennsylvania cannabis card. While child and adult patients may qualify, only caregivers aged 21 years or older may apply for the program. A caregiver may be responsible for up to 5 patients at once, and a patient can designate up to 2 caregivers who can purchase and help them use cannabis products on their behalf. Caregivers will need to submit a completed Safe Harbor physician form and pass a background check in order to receive a medical marijuana card.
At the Sanctuary Wellness Institute, our staff members are knowledgeable of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana rules and requirements. We can help you navigate these complex registration processes so you can receive the treatment you need. Simply contact us at (570) 301-6149 to schedule an evaluation with a qualified physician in Wilkes-Barre.
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