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 (814) 470-4895 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
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How It Works
Since its inception in 2016, PA has taken great strides to make the process of obtaining a card for medical cannabis fairly straight forward. In fact, you may be eligible for this program even if you are under the age of 18. As long as a caregiver can assist you through the process and you can show your medical need, you may be found eligible.
The Sanctuary team is here to help you every step of the way. Whether you have questions regarding the registration process or you have concerns about the evaluation, we can encourage you to reach out to us to learn more about how marijuana can help ease the pain associated with a variety of medical issues.
We don't have online booking. However, all appointments are via telemedicine in Pennsylvania. Instead we prefer to be available to assist clients on the phone. This way we can give them the help they need regarding medical marijuana card evaluations in real time. When you are ready to book an appointment, simply reach out to us. In most cases, we will be able to provide you with an appointment within 24 hours of the time that you reached out to us if not on the same day.
You will need to register with the state with your driver's license ID number. The system will give you an ID number that the doctor will upload at your appointment to update your records to reflect that you have been certified for medical marijuana treatment. It's important to keep your log in information on hand because you will need to log back into your account once you obtain your certification.
Before you submit your information on this website, a good rule of thumb is to review it to ensure that it is correct. For example, if your phone number was entered incorrectly, our office or the state may have issues in reaching you if there are any questions. Also, once you qualify for a card, it will be sent directly to the address that you entered so it's imperative that the information that you submit is completely accurate.
The next step in the process is to consult with the medical doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments and ask questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. He or she will go through your medical history with you to determine whether or not you qualify for this program according to certain state laws. If you are found eligible, your certification will be issued at your appointment.
After you have certified by the doctor you will need to login to the account initially used to register and submit the fee to the PA department of health. The registration fee is $50.00, however, if you are receiving assistance through a government program there is a chance that you may qualify for a reduced registration fee. Keep in mind that you will need to pay a registration fee every year going forward. Once the fee is paid, the DOH will mail you medical marijuana card to the address on your driver's license that you used to register initially.
Once your medical marijuana card arrives in the mail you may visit any dispensary in Pennsylvania to purchase medical marijuana. 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. This type of pharmacist will be able to provide you with a thorough explanation regarding the available MMJ options as well as more information regarding creams, CBD, THC and tinctures so that you receive the most benefit from Pennsylvania medical marijuana.
When you are ready to visit one a medical marijuana dispensary, we will be able to provide you with recommendations of local dispensaries that can assist you.
Watch our quick tutorial on how to register with the State for medical marijuana in PA.
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. A PDH-approved doctor must verify their patient’s medical condition in order to acquire certification.
The Sanctuary team commits themselves to assisting patients in Yardley, Philadelphia, Doylestown and throughout Pennsylvania in obtaining medical marijuana cards Newtown area.Call (267) 352-3729 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
Get on U.S. one South from Chambers Street, Greenwood Ave and Market Street, Continue on U.S. one South to Lower Makefield Township. Take exit 49 from I-95 N, Continue on PA-332 West Drive to Newtown Yardley Rd in Newtown Township, Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto PA-332 W, Turn right onto Newtown Yardley Rd, You will find the office on your left.
Get on Pebble Hill Rd and Swamp Rd to Newtown Yardley Rd in Newtown Township, Our office will be on the right.
Head south on PA-32 S/S Main Street (River) Rd toward Ferry St, Turn right onto Taylorsville Rd, Turn right onto PA-532 South, Take a left onto Lindenhurst Rd, Turn right onto PA-332 W, Turn right onto Newtown Yardley Road, You will see our office on your left.
You can get your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card entirely online.
Dispensaries sell flowers, tinctures, edibles, gels, creams, vape products, and extracts. The prices of these items vary based on factors such as their brand and THC content. In general, one gram of marijuana costs about $15.00. Products with the highest THC concentration are more expensive than those with higher CBD concentrations.
The recently launched Medical Marijuana Assistance Program assists seniors participating in PACE/PACENET with the cost of medical marijuana. While still in the pilot phase, the program will eventually expand to cover patients enrolled in Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC.
The DOH begins processing your application upon receipt of the registration fee. Cards are usually approved and shipped within five to ten days. The state mails cards to the address listed in your online profile. You should contact the DOH if your card is undelivered more than three weeks after your registration payment submission.
Currently, capsules and tinctures are the only edibles sold in Pennsylvania. State law prohibits manufacturers from placing cannabis in food and beverages. Patients can use legally purchased medical marijuana to make edibles for personal use.
The only Pennsylvanians eligible to purchase cannabis are patients and caregivers with active medical marijuana cards. Dispensaries do not sell recreational marijuana or accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards.