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How It Work
How to get your Pennsylvania medical Cannabis card
ou will need to provide a Pennsylvania driver's license or ID card that lists your current address as proof of residency. When you finish and submit your patient profile, write down your patient ID number and bring it with you to your doctor's appointment.
The PA Department of Health only allows certain doctors to certify patients for medical marijuana. At your appointment, your physician will examine your condition and determine if you qualify for the medical marijuana program.
After your doctor certifies you for medical cannabis, they will certify you in the PA Department of Health's system. You will receive an email confirmation that lists the next steps, such as paying the $50 registration fee.
After you submit your registration, the state will mail your ID card within 14 days. Once you receive your cannabis card, you can purchase medical marijuana at any licensed dispensary in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program is overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Any adult who is a Pennsylvania resident and has a qualifying condition that is on the state's list of "serious medical conditions" is eligible to apply for the program. However, they will need to receive a patient certification from an approved physician that validates their medical records.
With a medical marijuana ID card, you can purchase cannabis at any licensed dispensary in Pennsylvania. You can purchase up to a 30-day supply at a time. Recreational cannabis remains illegal in Pennsylvania, and it is also illegal to cultivate marijuana unless the DOH provides explicit authorization.
The Department of Health not only issues PA cannabis ID cards to new medical marijuana patients, but caregivers as well. Any adult who is at least 21 years of age, a Pennsylvania resident, and passes a background check can register as a caregiver on behalf of an eligible patient. Caregivers can purchase medical marijuana for the person under their care and help them use the substance if they cannot do it alone.
About Medical Marijuana
On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania and establish the state's medical marijuana program. This bill allowed patients that had at least 1 of 17 qualifying conditions to apply for cannabis treatment with a physician's approval. Senate Bill 3 also established rules for dispensaries, growers, and processors, as well as the patient and caregiver registry.
Senate Bill 3 passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a 149 to 46 vote. Additionally, the bill passed the Pennsylvania Senate by a margin of 42 to 7. Dispensaries in Pennsylvania opened their doors on February 15, 2018, with the first cannabis sale in the state occurring on that day.
Up until 2018, only non-smokable forms of cannabis were allowed to be sold, such as tinctures or ointments. However, this rule was later eliminated and qualified Pennsylvania residents can now purchase up to a 30-day supply of multiple types of cannabis products—topical, edible, and smokable.Call or Text 484-346-5140 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation