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 (570) 301-6149 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
""Before coming to the Sanctuary, I wasn't sure how to even register for the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program. But once I called, I was given clear and simple instructions that made the process a breeze. And the doctor I met with was very professional! I highly recommend the Sanctuary Wellness Institute for any medical cannabis patient.""
How It Works
The Sanctuary Wellness Institute's top priority is to help you get the treatment you need. We aim to make the Pennsylvania medical cannabis registration as simple and stress-free as possible. With a knowledgeable and friendly staff on your side, you can trust us to guide you through this process and help you secure the treatment you need.
YBefore 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.
After you save your patient ID number, you can attend an evaluation with a licensed physician at the Sanctuary. To qualify for Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program, you will need to have a qualifying medical condition. At your appointment, your doctor will evaluate your condition and determine if you are eligible for a cannabis card. Your doctor will then issue your patient certification and update your information on the DOH website.
After you have been certified by the medical marijuana doctor, you will need to complete your registration. The DOH should send you an email with additional instructions after your doctor uploads your certification. You will need to log in to your initial account and pay a $50 fee. After you submit the fee, the DOH will mail your medical marijuana card to the address listed on your Pennsylvania driver's license.
Your medical marijuana card should arrive in the mail within 14 days after you complete your registration. With your card, you can purchase medical cannabis at any licensed dispensary operating in the state of Pennsylvania. You can purchase up to a 30-day supply of cannabis products at a time, including tinctures, dried flower, edibles, and ointments.
Watch our quick tutorial on how to register with the State for medical marijuana in PA.
About 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 or Text (570) 301-6149 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
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.
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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:
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.