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The Sanctuary Wellness Institute Medical Marijuana Doctors

45 E Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, United States

Same Day MMJ Card Online Appointments Available.

Three Simple Steps to Get Your PA MMJ Card

  • Step 1: Go to medicalmarijuana.pa.gov and sign up for the PA Medical Marijuana Program.
  • Step 2: Make a Telehealth appointment with a Sanctuary Wellness Institute doctor who is certified.
  • Step 3: Finish your registration on the PA Department of Health's Website.
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About The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

In Pennsylvania, the Sanctuary Wellness Institute is an advocate for medical marijuana. We guide our clients through the whole medical marijuana card application procedure.

The Sanctuary in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, offers medical marijuana doctor examinations. Our courteous and educated staff is here to assist you in obtaining the patient certification required to obtain a medical marijuana certification. We want to make this procedure as straightforward and devoid of judgment as possible.

We provide evaluations with Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)-licensed doctors. There is no need for a past doctor's evaluation to meet with one of our cannabis doctors; simply phone us and we'll connect you with a specialist who can help.

No prior evaluation is required to meet with our certified physician. Call us today at (570) 301-6149 to schedule your appointment.

Our PA Medical Marijuana Doctors

Pennsylvania has strict rules on who can certify patients for medical marijuana. Only doctors certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health may perform this evaluation. That's why we at the Sanctuary work to connect potential medical marijuana patients with doctors qualified to perform the required examination.

All of the doctors we work with at the Sanctuary Wellness Institute are licensed by the DOH to provide medical cannabis evaluations. Your telemedicine appointment should only take between 10 to 15 minutes to complete. If your doctor believes you qualify, they will issue your certification after your exam. The process is simple, streamlined, and straightforward— contact us today to get started.


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How to Renew Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

It is relatively easy to renew your medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania. It is simply necessary to receive an updated certificate and pay the renewal charge. You can remain a patient for as long as you like after enrolling in the state's registry.

To acquire cannabis from a dispensary in Pennsylvania, your certification must be updated every 12 months. The mandatory follow-up appointment each year ensures medical marijuana is still safe and effective for each individual patient.

You will receive an email 60 days before your certificate expires reminding you to renew it. You can then schedule an appointment with one of the Sanctuary's authorized medical marijuana doctors online. This appointment will be similar to the first consultation.

In addition, 30 days before your renewal payment is due, the Department of Health will send you an email reminder. You may then log in to your account and make sure you have a valid payment method on file. If you pay your $50 renewal charge within 30 days of receiving this notice, your card will not expire.

Your doctor will inquire about your symptoms as well as your reaction to medical marijuana treatment. Based on your own experiences, you can ask questions about topics such as dosing and side effects. Your certification will be sent to the state's registry by the doctor. It will connect to your account right away.

Make sure to check your address on file is correct. If your doctor's certificate is current and your payment is accepted, the state will instantly mail you a replacement card.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

At the Sanctuary, obtaining a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card is as simple as 1, 2, 3. We aim to make this process as stress-free as possible—our top priority is helping you receive the treatment you need.

You may book your appointment with The Sanctuary Wellness Institute using our online booking system or by calling us. All appointments for PA residents are done using Telehealth.

Our friendly phone staff members are available to schedule your evaluation with a qualifying physician and answer any questions you have about the process. Simply give us a call at (717) 925-0646 to learn more about the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program and begin your registration.

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

    Before you can meet with a medical marijuana doctor, you will first need to create a patient profile on the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. You will need to provide a driver's license or ID card as proof of Pennsylvania residency, as well as personal information such as your name, email address, and phone number. Once you complete your registration, the system will provide you with a patient ID number. Bring this number with you to your appointment.

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    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.

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    Complete Your Registration on the PA DOH Website

    You must complete your registration after being certified by a medicinal marijuana doctor. After your doctor uploads your certification, the DOH should send you an email with additional instructions. You must first log in to your account and pay a $50 fee. Following payment, the DOH will ship your medical marijuana card to the address on your Pennsylvania driver's license.

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    Visit a Dispensary in Wilkes-Barre to Obtain Medical Cannabis

    After completing your registration, you should receive your medical marijuana card in the mail within 14 days. You can use your card to buy medicinal cannabis from any licensed dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania. You can buy up to a 30-day supply of cannabis goods at once, which can include tinctures, dried flower, edibles, and ointments.


Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana

In April 2016, the Pennsylvania government legalized medical cannabis by passing Senate Bill 3, also known as the Medical Marijuana Act. This law legalized medical cannabis and establishes rules for registration, cultivation, and sales. However, recreational marijuana remains illegal in Pennsylvania. It is also illegal to grow your own cannabis without explicit authorization from the Department of Health.

Call (570) 301-6149 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:

Both patients and caregivers can register for a Pennsylvania cannabis card. While child and adult patients may qualify, only caregivers aged 21 years or older may apply for the program. A caregiver may be responsible for up to 5 patients at once, and a patient can designate up to 2 caregivers who can purchase and help them use cannabis products on their behalf. Caregivers will need to submit a completed Safe Harbor physician form and pass a background check in order to receive a medical marijuana card.

At the Sanctuary Wellness Institute, our staff members are knowledgeable of Pennsylvania's medical marijuana rules and requirements. We can help you navigate these complex registration processes so you can receive the treatment you need. Simply contact us at (570) 301-6149 to schedule an evaluation with a qualified physician in Wilkes-Barre.

Frequently Asked Questions

The price of medical marijuana depends on its THC content and form. On average, flowers cost $15 per gram, capsules are $2 to $5 per serving, marijuana extract is $55 per gram, and vape cartridges are $80 per gram. Prices vary based on brand and strain too.

Your medical marijuana doctor and local dispensary staff can help you determine the best dosing and consumption method(s) for your condition(s). Unfortunately, health insurance does not cover medical marijuana.

The following diagnoses qualify you for a medical marijuana card in PA:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord)
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective
  • 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
  • Intractable seizures

Yes. Dispensaries will only sell to registered patients and caregivers. Recreational marijuana is illegal in Pennsylvania. You cannot even enter a dispensary without a valid medical marijuana card.

Dispensary workers are helpful individuals who are passionate about the therapeutic value of cannabis. You can ask about the effects of various cannabis strains, consumption methods, dosing, side effects, and more.

The best way to optimize your use of cannabis is to explain your symptoms to the dispensary staff and tell them your symptom management goals. They will then make recommendations based on your health history and needs.

No. Dispensaries must verify your valid medical marijuana card and another government-issued ID to confirm your identity and eligibility to purchase cannabis.

Medical Marijuana Doctor in PA | Telemedicine at The Sanctuary
45 E Northampton St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: (570) 301-6149