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Medical patients


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Recreational users


State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Medical Marijuana Doctors at The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

1407 Blair St Suite 2, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

In Pennsylvania, the Sanctuary Wellness Institute is an advocate for medical marijuana. We guide our clients through the full MMJ card application procedure.

The Sanctuary can arrange for you to see a doctor in Altoona, PA for an evaluation. Simply call (814) 470-4895 to make an appointment with a doctor certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) to certify patients for medical marijuana usage. An appointment at the Sanctuary does not require a prior doctor's evaluation.

No prior evaluation is required to meet with our certified physician. Call us today at (814) 470-4895 to schedule your appointment.

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Pennsylvania Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Active Patient Certifications:


This number represents 0.3% of Pennsylvania's total population.

Active Caregivers:


PA medical marijuana patients can purchase and possess up to 23.7 oz over a 90-day period.

Approved Marijuana Doctors:


All formulations of medical cannabis are available in PA.

Operational Dispensaries:


The average price of an ounce of cannabis in Pennsylvania is approximately $356.

Licensed Cultivators and Processors:


Home cultivation of medical cannabis is not legal in PA.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

$6.8 - $15.7 per gram of cannabis flower

Medical cannabis purchases are not subject to excise tax in Pennsylvania.

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Medical marijuana card cost in Altoona, PA

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Cost

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Medical Marijuana Certificate
$199 $174
Additional State fee
$249 $224
Medical Marijuana Certificate $199 $174
Additional State fee $50
Total $249 $224

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

Step one is to get appointment with our medical marijuana doctor

Register for the medical marijuana program at medicalmarijuana.pa.gov

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.

Step two is meet with SWI medical doctor

Meet with a Certified Doctor from the Sanctuary

Next, you will need to receive certification for a medical marijuana card from a doctor who has been certified with the PA Department of Health. For your convenience, you can schedule a telehealth appointment with one of The Sanctuary’s medical marijuana doctors. Your meeting will be brief, in which you will spend 10 to 15 minutes discussing your health concerns and any questions you might have regarding the use of medical marijuana. If your doctor decides that you qualify, they will give your certification that same day.

Step three to receive you medical marijuana card and buy your required product

Complete Registration on PA Department of Health Website

Following your doctor's certification, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will send you an email with further instructions. You must log in to the account you used to register and pay a $50 fee to the DOH. The DOH will mail your medical cannabis card to the address on your driver's license or ID card after you pay the fee. After completing the registration process, you should obtain your cannabis card within 14 days.

How to Register for Medical Marijuana in PA

Watch our quick tutorial on how to register with the State for medical marijuana in PA.

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How to Renew Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

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It is simple to renew your medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania. All you have to do is obtain an updated certificate and pay the renewal fee. You can remain a patient for as long as you want after enrolling in the state's registry.

To purchase cannabis from a dispensary in Pennsylvania, your certification must be renewed every 12 months. The mandatory doctor's reassessment that the state requires ensures medical marijuana is still safe and effective in each individual case.

  • You will receive an email 60 days before your certificate expires reminding you to renew it. You can then schedule an appointment with one of the Sanctuary's registered medical marijuana doctors online. This visit will be similar to your first MMJ consultation.
  • In addition, 30 days before your renewal payment is due, the Department of Health will send you an email reminder. You can then log in to your account and make sure you have a valid payment method on file. If you pay your $50 renewal fee within 30 days of receiving this notice, your card will not expire.
  • Your doctor will inquire about your symptoms as well as your reaction to your medical marijuana treatment. Based on your own experiences, you can ask questions about dosing, side effects, and more. Your new certification will be sent to the registry by the doctor. It will connect to your account automatically.
  • Make sure your address on file with the state is correct. As long as your doctor's certificate is current and your payment is accepted, the state will automatically mail you a new card.

Get Your MMJ Card in Altoona, PA with The Sanctuary

Like many states, Pennsylvania has strict rules for its medical marijuana program—especially when it comes to the physician evaluation. Only doctors certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health can approve patients for the medical marijuana program. Finding the right doctor can be a challenge—but the Sanctuary is here to help.

The Sanctuary's doctors are licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to lawfully certify their patients for medical marijuana. During your appointment, one of our doctors will examine your medical condition and determine whether or not you qualify for the state's program. They will then enter your information into the DOH register, allowing you to finish your card application. These assessments normally only last 10 to 15 minutes.

We are only offering telehealth appointments at this time. Contact us at (814) 470-4895 to speak to one of our staff members and schedule your remote evaluation.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Conditions

Since 2016, medical marijuana use has been permitted in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 3, often known as the Medical Marijuana Act, was enacted by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a vote of 149 to 46, and by the Pennsylvania Senate by a vote of 42 to 7. On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed the bill into law.

The Medical Marijuana Act established guidelines for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program, including the first list of qualifying ailments, standards for dispensaries and cultivators, and limits on the amount and type of cannabis products patients could purchase. Prior to 2018, only non-smokable cannabis could be sold. Eligible patients can now select from a variety of items to satisfy their medical needs.

Call (814) 470-4895 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation!

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Medical Marijuana Doctor in PA | Telemedicine at The Sanctuary
1407 Blair St Suite 2
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Phone: (814) 470-4895

Directions to Our Altoona Office

Follow Mainline Aly and Arden St to Old U.S. 220 N 1 min (0.3 mi) Head east on Packard St toward Mainline Aly 56 ft Packard St turns left and becomes Mainline Aly 0.2 mi Turn left onto Arden St 0.2 mi Follow Old U.S. 220 N and PA-36 N to Blair St in Hollidaysburg 17 min (11.2 mi) Turn right onto Old U.S. 220 N 4.9 mi Turn right onto PA-164 E 0.2 mi Turn left onto PA-36 N 5.3 mi Turn right onto Allegheny St 0.6 mi Sharp right onto Blair St Our Office will be on the right

Head northwest on E 1st St toward High St/Piney Creek Rd 0.2 mi Turn right onto PA-866 N/Canal St/Juniata River Rd 3.5 mi Turn left onto US-22 W 8.2 mi Slight left onto Blair St Our Office will be on the right

Get on I-99 S/US-220 S in Snyder Township from PA-350 S 19 min (15.1 mi) Head southwest on E Presqueisle St toward N Centre St 39 ft Turn left onto S Centre St 253 ft Turn left onto E Beaver St 52 ft Turn right onto PA-350 S/S Centre St 14.4 mi Merge onto I-99 S/US-220 S via the ramp to Tyrone/Altoona 0.6 mi Follow I-99 S/US-220 S to Frankstown Rd in Altoona. Take exit 32 from I-99 S/US-220 S 17 min (19.6 mi) Merge onto I-99 S/US-220 S 19.3 mi Take exit 32 for Frankstown Rd toward PA-36 0.3 mi Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Lakemont Park/Canoe Creek State Park and merge onto Frankstown Rd 197 ft Merge onto Frankstown Rd 6 min (3.9 mi) Follow US-22 W to Blair St in Hollidaysburg 3 min (1.9 mi) Turn right onto US-22 W 1.7 mi Slight left onto Blair St Our Office will be on the right

Frequently Asked Questions

The Pennsylvania renewal window begins 60 days before your card expires. You will get a reminder email.

First, log in to your account and confirm your demographic info. You can then visit a marijuana doctor to receive your renewal certificate. This appointment can be with any authorized provider, regardless of who issued your previous certificate.

After the appointment, you can confirm your payment info is on file with the DOH through your online account. Cards are mailed to you within 14 days of payment.

Becoming a cardholder is the only legal way to buy and possess marijuana in Pennsylvania. If you have a qualifying medical condition and a doctor issues you an MMJ certificate, there is always the chance that medical marijuana may not help your symptoms. Due to differences in biochemistry, cannabis affects people differently.

The best way to decide if cannabis is right for you is to consult a qualified doctor. Explaining the nature of your condition and how your symptoms impact your life will help the doctor make the right recommendation. Then, your dispensary pharmacist can offer guidance about dosing, strains, and consumption methods.

You should also be aware that you are prohibited from possessing firearms in Pennsylvania if you are a medical marijuana cardholder. Also note that if you rent your home, your landlord is under no legal obligation to allow medical marijuana use on their property.

Doctors are not required to issue medical marijuana certificates. They must opt into the program. As a result, your primary care provider or the doctor who treats your qualifying medical condition won’t necessarily be participants in the state’s medical marijuana program.

Doctors who opt in are experienced professionals who believe in the beneficial effects of cannabis and understand the risks and side effects. They will offer valuable guidance to help you make decisions. The DOH has a complete list of qualified providers. You can consult one in person or via telehealth services.

No. Pennsylvania dispensaries are only available to cardholders and their registered caregivers. These facilities have strict admittance policies to ensure patient privacy and safety.

While lawmakers have proposed recreational marijuana legalization, sales will not begin for years after new legislation passes.

The online application process maximizes patient access and convenience. You can enroll in the registry and undergo your medical marijuana consultation in a matter of days. Once the DOH receives your certificate from your provider, as well as your payment, they process the application within seven days. Cards are typically printed and mailed within 14 days.

Yes. You can complete every step of the application process online using the state’s registry portal system and the telehealth services offered by a qualified medical marijuana doctor.

You can usually make an appointment with a doctor at the Sanctuary within the same week. Your initial consultation will last about 15 minutes, and your doctor will immediately send your certification to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. After completing your online registration with the department and paying the registration fee, your card should arrive in the mail within one to two weeks.

No, you must have a valid medical marijuana card and a photo ID to enter a dispensary in Pennsylvania. Your MMJ card will be mailed to you within one to two weeks of completing the registration process.

With a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, you can purchase, up to a 90-day/three-month supply of cannabis products (as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist).

Pennsylvania does not have a reciprocity agreement with any other state, so your medical marijuana card is not valid outside of PA. If you intend to spend significant time in another state, you should research its marijuana laws. You could be eligible for a temporary medical marijuana license if the state offers them.

No, Pennsylvania is one of 13 states in the United States where marijuana is only legal for medical purposes. To legally purchase and consume cannabis products in PA, you must first obtain certification from a medical marijuana doctor for a qualifying health condition.

To keep your medical marijuana card active, you must renew it every 12 months. To do so, simply schedule a recertification appointment with a medical marijuana doctor at the Sanctuary within 60 days of your card’s expiration. These visits are quick and easy, and they can be done online. You will receive a new MMJ card in the mail once your doctor approves your recertification and you pay the state’s $50 fee.

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