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Medical patients


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23.7 oz/90-day period

Recreational users


State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Medical Marijuana Doctors at The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

45 E Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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.

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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.

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Medical marijuana card cost in Wilkes Barre, 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

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.

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 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.

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 to Renew Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

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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.

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Caregiver

Medical marijuana caregivers in Pennsylvania are those who register with the state's medical marijuana program in order to acquire medicinal marijuana on behalf of kids, homebound adults, and people with disabilities. Registered caregivers must be at least 21 years old and have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license or state-issued ID.

  1. As a caregiver, you must register with the Department of Health. To set up your account, you will need to submit the name of the patient you will be supporting, their program ID number, as well as your name and address.
  2. Complete a criminal background check using the vendor provided by the state. Individuals who have been convicted of a criminal charge for selling or having narcotics or controlled substances within the last five years are not eligible to become caregivers. After your fingerprinting appointment, background checks can take up to six weeks to process.
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  1. Once you pass the background check, the state will contact you through email. After that, you can pay the $50 registration cost. Medical marijuana cards for caregivers have an annual expiration date.
  2. Make an appointment with one of our physicians online.

As a caregiver, you can only access dispensaries and buy marijuana if your account is linked to a registered patient. If you serve as an adult's caregiver, they can allow you to purchase cannabis goods on their behalf by linking you as their caregiver on their online account. To become patients, minors or individuals with disabilities must register with you as their caregiver.

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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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Conditions

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:

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

Directions to Our Wilkes Barre Office

Head southwest toward Market St 10 ft, Slight right toward Market St 69 ft, Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Market St 0.9 mi, Continue onto Market St Bridge 0.2 mi, Turn right onto S River St 0.2 mi, Turn left onto W Northampton St 0.1 mi, Continue straight to stay on W Northampton St Our Office will be on the right.

Take N Washington Ave, Lackawanna Ave and US-11 S to Central Scranton Expy 3 min (0.6 mi), Head southwest on N Washington Ave toward Spruce St 0.2 mi, Turn left onto Lackawanna Ave 0.2 mi, Lackawanna Ave turns slightly left and becomes Jefferson Ave 377 ft, Use the left lane to turn slightly right onto US-11 S 0.1 mi, Use the middle lane to stay on US-11 S 459 ft, Drive from I-81 S to Wilkes-Barre. Take exit 2 from PA-309 N 18 min (17.2 mi), Turn left onto Central Scranton Expy (signs for I-81/I-84/I-380) 0.8 mi, Use the right 2 lanes to merge onto I-81 S toward Wilkes Barre 14.2 mi, Take exit 170B to merge onto PA-309 N toward Wilkes-Barre 1.6 mi, Take exit 2 toward Wilkes-Barre/Center City 0.6 mi, Continue on Wilkes-Barre Blvd. Take N Pennsylvania Ave to E Northampton St 6 min (2.2 mi), Use any lane to turn left onto Wilkes-Barre Blvd 1.3 mi, Turn right onto Scott St 0.2 mi, Turn left onto N Pennsylvania Ave 0.6 mi, Turn right onto E Northampton St Our Office will be on the left.

Head southeast on N Market St toward E Main St 59 ft, Turn left at the 1st cross street onto E Main St 1.0 mi, Continue onto Sans Souci Pkwy 3.6 mi, Turn right onto W St Mary's Rd 0.6 mi, Turn left onto S Main St 1.2 mi, Turn right onto Pennsylvania Blvd 1.2 mi, Turn left onto E Northampton St Our Office will be on the left.

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.

Typically, you can schedule an appointment with one of the Sanctuary's doctors within the week. Your evaluation will last approximately 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 present a valid medical marijuana card and photo ID. After you complete the registration process, it should take about one to two weeks for your MMJ card to arrive in the mail.

A Pennsylvania MMJ card enables you to purchase up to a 90-day/three-month supply of medical 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 plan to spend significant time in another state, research its marijuana laws. You may be eligible for a temporary medical marijuana license there.

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

To keep your medical marijuana card active, you must renew it every 12 months. You can do this by making a recertification appointment with one of the Sanctuary's medical marijuana doctors within 60 days of your card's expiration date. These visits are quick and easy and can be completed online. Once your doctor approves your recertification and you pay the state's $50 fee, you'll receive your new medical cannabis card via mail.

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