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 (717) 925-0667 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.
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How It Works
The Sanctuary team commits themselves to assisting our clients in obtaining a Pennsylvania cannabis card. We work with a variety of clients that are struggling with a variety of medical conditions. We aid our medical marijuana patients in helping them through the process of being approved by the state of Pennsylvania for medical cannabis. This approval can help to give relief to comfort to patients that are suffering with ailments such as glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and many more.
One of the leading reasons why many of our patients decide to work with our team is because we do everything that we can to make obtaining a medical marijuana card as easy as possible. Whether you are a caregiver that is interested in learning more about the benefits of medical marijuana for your loved one or you would like more information about MMJ for yourself, our team will do everything that we can to accommodate your needs.
We offer the flexibility of either coming to our location for an in-person assessment or taking advantage of our telemedicine approach. To make the process easier, we recommend that you give us a call so that we can schedule an appointment for you on the spot. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, we encourage you to take advantage of speaking with a member of our team. In most cases, we can provide our patients with the option of a same day appointment if you opt to use our telemedicine option.
You will need to register with the state with your driver's license ID number which reflects your current address. The system will give you a unique 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. Be sure to save this ID number in a safe place because you will need to bring it with you to your appointment. Also, once you receive your certification, you will need to log back into this account so keep your login information on hand. The process of registering through this website is easy and straight forward. If you run into any issues, you can always reach out to our team so that we can assist you.
Consult with the doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments and ask questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. The doctor will perform a comprehensive background check, assess your serious medical conditions and confirm whether or not you qualify for medical cannabis. Your certification will be issued at 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 registration fee is usually $50.00, however, if you are on a government assistance program such as Medicaid or WIC, there is a possibility that your fee could either be waived or reduced. The DOH will mail you medical cannabis card to the address on your driver's license that you used to register so be sure to double check that you have entered the correct contact information. Keep in mind that if you have trouble, your caregiver can always assist you in this process.
Once your medical marijuana 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 marijuana that may help to ease the discomfort of your condition. For example, a person that is struggling with epilepsy may benefit from a different type of marijuana than a person that has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease or autism.
Watch our quick tutorial on how to register with the State for medical marijuana in PA.
At The Sanctuary, we do everything that we can to help you to obtain a card so that you have the flexibility to visit a medical marijuana dispensary for a 30-day supply of cannabis which can help you combat with pain associated with neuropathies, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or HIV/AIDs.
Your PA medical marijuana card will need to be renewed at the end of one year. Although you will not have to go through the process of being recertified, you will need pay a yearly renewal fee. You will receive a notice either by mail or by e-mail approximately one month before your ID is set to expire so you will have more than enough time to pay your renewal fee.
The Sanctuary team goes above and beyond to help our clients through the process of obtaining a medical cannabis card. Whether you have questions regarding whether or not you may qualify for a card or you are a caregiver looking for more information as to how marijuana may benefit a loved one, we are here to assist. We encourage you to reach out to us today and schedule an evaluation.Call (717) 925-0667 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation
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In a 2022 statement to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, the state reported the average retail price of cannabis was $13.40 per gram. As a cardholder, you can purchase flowers, vape cartridges, topicals, capsules, and tinctures. The cost of your product will depend on its form and THC content.
Due to the ongoing federal ban on cannabis, health insurance does not cover the cost of medical marijuana. Dispensaries offer sales, promotions for new patients, and loyalty programs for established customers, though. Some have discount programs for seniors and veterans.
You cannot visit a dispensary before your card arrives. Under Pennsylvania law, you must present a photo ID and an active medical marijuana card to shop at a dispensary. Staff members verify ID and eligibility before permitting anyone into the dispensary showroom.
You cannot smoke cannabis in public anywhere in Pennsylvania. The state has strict enforcement and high penalties for unauthorized marijuana possession and use. While your medical card will expand your rights, allowing you to purchase, possess, and use medical cannabis, you are still subject to public consumption laws.
Under the current Pennsylvania law, you can buy up to a 90-day supply from a dispensary. Your provider calculates your 90-day limit based on your qualifying medical condition, the nature of your symptoms, and your cannabis consumption method.
Fully and honestly explaining your medical history and the severity of your symptoms will ensure you receive the proper dose to manage your condition.
Yes–anxiety disorders are on the state’s list of qualifying conditions. Many patients rely on cannabis to help regulate their mood and ease symptoms that impede their ability to function day-to-day. During your medical cannabis consultation, tell the doctor about your history of anxiety (if you suffer from it) and all the medications you use to treat it.
This information will help them rule out potential interactions with and contraindications to cannabis. Dispensary staff can advise you about strains of cannabis best suited for your anxiety. It's always best to start with the smallest dose of cannabis and modify your intake based on your response to it.