Any Pennsylvania resident with a qualifying medical condition can obtain a medical marijuana card with a certification from an authorized doctor. Minors need a parent or guardian to enroll in the registry as a caregiver to purchase and possess cannabis on their behalf.
Qualifying conditions include anxiety disorders, brain-spinal cord injury, neuropathies, post-traumatic stress disorder, inflammatory bowel disease, and seizures.
There is no background check requirement for patients. Caregiver applicants are subject to a criminal background check, though. Felonies preclude individuals from becoming caregivers.