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 (267) 630-1714 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
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How It Works
Overall, the process of obtaining a medical cannabis card for medical marijuana is easy and straightforward. The bulk of this process will entail assessing the severity of your medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis , Huntington's disease, or HIV/AIDs. Our team helps you to move through the steps that you need to take to become a medical marijuana patient as quickly as possible so that you can begin to experience the benefits of medical marijuana.
The process of obtaining a medical marijuana card is something that is managed through the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is something that begins online when you register through the official website of the program. You will need to disclose your medical diagnoses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson's disease or sickle cell anemia. A good rule of thumb is to have your medical records on hand so that you can easily show a diagnosis of glaucoma to the doctor that you will eventually meet with.
Due to the fact that marijuana is considered a controlled substance, you will need to go through a formal process to quality for the program. You will need to register with the state with your driver's license ID number and current address. The system will give you a patient 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.
One of the leading reasons why many people decide to work with The Sanctuary team is that we provide you with different ways to go through the evaluation process with an approved physician. Whether it is easier for you to come in and have an in-person assessment or you would prefer a telemedicine appointment, we can accommodate. You will consult with the doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments such as neurodegenerative diseases or neuropathies. You can also ask questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. Your certification will be issued at the end of your appointment.
After you have been 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 DOH will mail you medical marijuana card to the address on your driver's license that you used to register through patient and caregiver registry. You will also need to pay the program's registration fee which is $50.00. Keep in mind that you may be eligible for a reduced registration fee if your movement disorders also qualify you for a government assistance program such as Medicaid or WIC.
Once your 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. Your ID card will only allow you to obtain a 30 day supply of medical marijuana so it's important that you speak to a pharmacist to ensure that you find the type of marijuana that will help you to manage your pain or ailments in such a way that does not make you feel uncomfortable.
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 MMJ program is open to patients of any years of age. Whether you have intractable seizures or intractable pain, there is a possibility that you may be eligible for marijuana card after your background check. Our team prides itself on working with patients that are combatting serious medical issues such as a terminal illness, Tourette, autism, or epilepsy throughout PA. Whether you live in Harrisburg or in the Philadelphia area, you can rest assured that our staff will do everything that we can to help you obtain your Pennsylvania cannabis card.Call (267) 630-1714 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
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Prices vary depending on the strain of cannabis, brand, THC concentration, and product type. The products containing higher THC levels are generally more expensive than products with higher CBD content.
Prices are affected by the wholesale cannabis market and regulatory standards. In general, costs fall within these ranges:
Insurance plans do not cover the cost of medical marijuana. Dispensaries post their menus of available products online with pricing and dosage. It's always best to call ahead to verify inventory and prices.
Shopping around can help you find the best deals. Dispensaries run sales, promotions, and new patient specials. Many offer loyalty rewards programs.
Yes. Anxiety disorders are on the Pennsylvania qualifying conditions list. The calming effects of medical marijuana can help regulate mood and ease both emotional and physical tension. To qualify, a medical marijuana physician must conclude your symptoms are likely to benefit from marijuana to issue a recommendation.
You can enroll in the registry and get certified by an approved physician as quickly as you choose. Once the provider electronically transmits your certification to the state, you can pay the $50 registration fee. Your application will then be accepted for processing by the Department of Health.
If approved, the card mails in as little as five days. Depending on patient demand and U.S. Postal Service operations, processing times can take up to two weeks.
No. Only registered patients and caregivers with valid Pennsylvania medical marijuana cards can visit Pennsylvania dispensaries. Recreational marijuana remains illegal statewide. Pennsylvania dispensaries do not accept out-of-state medical marijuana cards.
No. Only registered patients and their caregivers can purchase marijuana from dispensaries. You must present a valid Pennsylvania ID and medical marijuana card to enter a dispensary. The state strictly enforces rules to protect patient safety and privacy.