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Legal Status

Medical Program

Possession Limits

Medical patients


30 day supply

23.7 oz/90-day period

Recreational users


State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Medical Marijuana Doctors at The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

226 W Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

At The Sanctuary, we believe that people should not have to suffer with anxiety disorders or Crohn's disease without some type of relief. The certified medical marijuana doctors at The Sanctuary are licensed from the State of Pennsylvania to legally certify their patients for medical marijuana.

When you meet with one of our doctors through a telehealth appointment, he or she will perform a thorough evaluation to determine whether you have the qualifying conditions that would make you eligible for the medical marijuana program. No prior doctor consultations are necessary.

Simply call (267) 630-1714 or book your appointment online to schedule your telehealth appointment with a certified MMJ doctor. The doctor will assess your condition and, if they find you eligible for one, issue you a medical cannabis card.

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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.

Hear from Our Clients


After you get cleared with the state. They make everything super easy. I always got a same day appointment. And there only 99 dollars...

Derek S.


Kudos to SWI! To thoroughly evaluate symptoms is of course always key. To engage, explore, follow-up, and ask the "right...

Robert S.


This is my third time renewing my card with the sanctuary wellness. Even though I had a different doctor this time Dr Sully was great. Highly recommend!️

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Medical marijuana card cost in Philadelphia, 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

Because marijuana is a controlled substance, you will need to go through a formal process to qualify for the program. You must register with the state, providing your driver's license ID number and current address. The system will assign you a patient ID number, which the doctor will use to update your records to reflect that you have been certified for medical marijuana treatment.

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 DOH Website

After the doctor has certified you, you must log in to the account you used to register and pay the $50 application fee to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The DOH will mail your medical marijuana card to the address listed on your driver's license when you registered with the patient or caregiver registry. Keep in mind that if your movement disorders qualify you for a government assistance program such as Medicaid or WIC, you may be eligible for a reduced registration fee.

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 do I Renew My Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card?

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It's easy to renew your medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania. All that is needed is an updated certificate and the renewal payment. You can continue to be a patient for as long as you like after being added to the state's registry.

To buy marijuana at a dispensary in Pennsylvania, your certification must be updated every 12 months. This time period ensures patient safety by necessitating a reevaluation to make sure medicinal marijuana is still appropriate and safe for each person.

An email will be sent to you 60 days before your certificate expires reminding you to renew it. Then, you can make an online appointment with any of the licensed medical marijuana doctors at the Sanctuary. The visit will be similar to your original medical cannabis consultation.

Thirty days prior to the payment deadline for your renewal, the Department of Health will also send you an email reminder. You can log into your account to confirm that a legitimate payment method is still on file. Your card won't expire if you pay the $50 renewal charge within 30 days of receiving this message.

Your doctor will inquire about your signs and symptoms as well as how you feel after using medical marijuana. Based on your experience, you may ask about dosages and side effects. Your certification will be sent to the state's registry by your doctor. It will instantly connect to your account.

Make sure the address that is listed for you is correct. As long as your doctor's certificate is current and your payment is accepted, the state will automatically mail you a replacement card.

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Caregiver

In Pennsylvania, persons who register with the state's medical marijuana program can buy medical marijuana on behalf of children, adults who are housebound, and people who need help because of a debilitating condition. Registered caregivers must be at least 21 years of age and possess a current driver's license or other state-issued identification card.

  1. As a caregiver, you must first register with the Department of Health. To create your account, you must supply your name and address, the name of the patient you will be helping, their program ID number, and their name.
  2. Undergo a criminal background check via the state's provider. People who have been found guilty of a crime involving the sale or possession of drugs or other prohibited substances during the past five years are ineligible to work as carers. After your appointment for fingerprinting, it can take up to six weeks to process your background check.
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  1. Once you pass the background check, the state will email you to let you know. The $50 registration fee can then be paid. Medical marijuana cards for caregivers have yearly expiration dates.
  2. Make an online appointment with one of the Sanctuary’s medical professionals.

As a caregiver, you are only permitted to visit dispensaries and buy marijuana if your account is linked to a valid patient. If you look after an adult, they can link you to their online account as their caregiver and give you permission to buy cannabis goods on their behalf. In order to become patients, minors or persons with impairments must register with you as their caregiver.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Conditions

The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Medical Marijuana Act (Act) on April 17, 2016. This made the sale, possession, and use of medical cannabis legal. Each patient must be a Pennsylvania resident in order to obtain a medical marijuana card and purchase medical cannabis from dispensaries. In order to obtain certification, a PDH-approved doctor must verify their patient's medical condition.

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 combating 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!

In order to be eligible to receive an official Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, you must be diagnosed with one of the following qualifying conditions:

Medical Marijuana Doctor in Philadelphia, PA | Telemedicine at The Sanctuary
226 W Rittenhouse Square Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (267) 630-1714

Directions to Our Philadelphia Office

Go over the Ben Franklin Bridge, Continue straight onto Vine St, Turn left onto North 17th St, Turn right onto John F Kennedy Blvd, Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto N 19th St, Use any lane to turn right onto Walnut St, Turn left onto W Rittenhouse Square, our office will be on the right at the base of the Dorchester condominiums.

Go East on I-76, Use the middle lane to take exit 344 for I-676 East toward Central Phila, Continue onto I-676, Take the 23rd St exit toward Ben Franklin Pkwy, Turn right onto N 23rd St, Turn left onto Locust St, Turn right onto W Rittenhouse Square, our office will be on the right at the base of the Dorchester condominiums.

Take N Lincoln Ave and Cornwall Rd to Quentin Rd in Cornwall 10 min (4.1 mi) Head west on Spring St 62 ft Turn left onto N Lincoln Ave 1.3 mi Turn right onto Wilhelm Ave 0.5 mi Turn left onto Cornwall Rd 1.9 mi Turn right onto Zinns Mill Rd 0.4 mi Continue on Quentin Rd to your destination in East Lampeter Township 35 min (25.1 mi) Turn left onto Quentin Rd 2.0 mi Merge onto US-322 E 0.6 mi Keep left to continue on PA-72 S 6.5 mi Turn right onto W Hernley Rd 0.9 mi Turn left onto Old Line Rd 0.2 mi Turn right onto Orchard Rd 1.0 mi Turn left onto Earhart Rd 0.4 mi Turn left onto N Colebrook Rd 5.3 mi Turn right onto PA-722 W 0.5 mi Turn left to merge onto PA-283 E toward Lancaster 3.6 mi Merge onto US-30 E 3.7 mi Take the Greenfield Rd exit 0.2 mi Slight right to merge onto Greenfield Rd 0.5 mi Drive to your destination 30 sec (177 ft) Turn right 151 ft Turn left Destination will be on the right 26 ft

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • Flower: $10 to $20 per gram
  • Capsules and other edibles: $2 to $5 per serving
  • Extract: $30 to $80 per gram
  • Vape cartridge: $60 to $100 per gram
  • Tinctures: $1 to $4 per mL

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.

According to PA state law, any patient with a qualifying condition who receives medical marijuana certification from a qualified physician can obtain a medical marijuana card. Qualifying patients under the age of 18 must purchase medical marijuana through a caregiver. Patients are not subjected to background checks as part of the application process, but caregivers are.

Pennsylvania medical marijuana products can only legally be purchased and used within the state itself. Traveling across state lines with cannabis products violates federal law.

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.

You can usually make an appointment with one of the Sanctuary's doctors within the week. Your consultation will last about 15 minutes, after which the doctor will submit your certification to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Once you register with the department online and pay the registration fee, your card will be mailed to you. It should arrive within one to two weeks.

To enter a Pennsylvania dispensary, you must show a valid medical marijuana card and a photo ID. After completing the registration process, your MMJ card should arrive in the mail within one to two weeks.

A Pennsylvania medical marijuana card enables you to purchase up to 90 days or three months' worth of cannabis products (as prescribed 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, look into its marijuana laws. If that state issues temporary medical marijuana licenses, you could be eligible for one.

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

To keep your medical marijuana card active, you must renew it every 12 months. To do so, book a recertification appointment with a medical marijuana doctor at the Sanctuary within 60 days of your card’s expiration. These visits are quick and simple and can be completed online. You will receive a new MMJ card in the mail once your doctor has approved your recertification and you have paid the state’s $50 fee.

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