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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) 826-0196 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.

How It Works

How to get a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania

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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.


Medical Marijuana Card Online


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.

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

    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.

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    Obtain a certification by meeting with a PA department of health certified doctor at the sanctuary

    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.

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    Complete registration an PA DOH website

    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.

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    Visit a dispensary in Pennsylvania to obtain medical marijuana.

    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.

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How to Register for Medical Marijuana In PA

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


About Medical Marijuana

PA Medical Marijuana Card

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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.

Pennsylvania Qualifying Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Crohn's disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement
  • disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Huntington's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis

Medical Marijuana Cards Lancaster, PA | The Sanctuary
565 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: 717-826-0196
Medical Marijuana Cards Lancaster, PA

Directions to our Lancaster, PA office


From West York PA

Take Pennsylvania Ave to US-30 E in Manchester Township 9 min (3.4 mi), Head north on N Highland Ave toward W Clarke Ave 0.5 mi, Turn right onto Bannister St 394 ft, Slight right onto PA-74 S/Carlisle Ave 0.4 mi, Turn left onto Pennsylvania Ave 1.7 mi, Turn right onto US-30 ETake U.S. 30 East to Greenfield Rd in East Lampeter Township. Take the Greenfield Rd exit from U.S. 30 East, Keep right at the fork and merge onto Greenfield Rd, Merge onto Greenfield Rd, our office will be on the right in the Shoppes at Greenfield.

From North Ephrata PA

Head southeast on US-322 E/W Main St toward S Church St, Merge onto US-222 S, Use the left lane to merge onto U.S. 30 E toward Coatesville/Philadelphia, Take the Greenfield Rd exit, Keep right at the fork and merge onto Greenfield Rd, our office will be on the right in the Shoppes at Greenfield.




Frequently Asked Question



Can you smoke in public with a medical card in PA?


No. You should only consume medical marijuana in your home or another private residence, with permission, in Pennsylvania. If you rent your home, check your lease’s terms for specific rules regarding marijuana. Due to federal prohibition, cannabis cannot be possessed or consumed on federal lands, including national parks and subsidized housing.

Can you be fired for medical marijuana in PA?


Yes. While Pennsylvania law forbids employers from terminating employees for having a medical marijuana card, it does not prevent them from firing employees for using medical marijuana. This legal gray area has resulted in many lawsuits from employers and employees.

Advocates are lobbying lawmakers to clarify the state’s employment protections, but as of December 2022, legislation to solidify patients' rights has not passed.


Can you get a medical card for anxiety in PA?


Yes. An authorized doctor can issue a cannabis recommendation to any patient with an anxiety disorder if they believe medical marijuana can help. Be open and honest with your doctor about your symptoms and medical history to ensure they rule out possible contraindications to cannabis.


Can you buy edibles with a medical card in PA?


Per Pennsylvania law, capsules, oils, and tinctures are the only edibles dispensaries can sell. They contain Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid strains and have varying concentrations of THC and CBD.


Can you drive high with a medical card in PA?


No. Pennsylvania has a zero-tolerance policy for vehicle operation while high. You can be charged with DUI for having even a trace amount of THC in your system. Plan your medical marijuana use around times you do not need to drive or use alternative means like public transportation or rides from friends or family.

In addition, when traveling with cannabis, it should be kept in a sealed container in your trunk. You should never consume cannabis in a vehicle, even when it is parked.


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