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It is our mission to advocate for medical cannabis patients in Philadelphia, greater Pennsylvania, and a number of other states. More specifically, we help prospective applicants navigate the medical marijuana program registration processes in their respective states.

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 484-346-5140 to arrange a virtual meeting with a physician.


What Our Clients Are Saying About Us.

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    The Sanctuary Wellness Institute Reviewed by Ingrid C. - Medical Marijuana Card Evaluation review
    February 19 2020

    "...I felt very comfortable speaking with the doctor and the office had a very relaxed setting! I highly recommend them!"

    "Very friendly and helpful in getting your card and are there to always answer any questions you may have. I felt very comfortable speaking with the doctor and the office had a very relaxed setting! I highly recommend them!* "

    Rating: 5

How It Work

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

How to get your Pennsylvania medical Cannabis card

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    Register online for the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program

    You 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.

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    Attend an evaluation with an approved physician

    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.

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    Receive your patient certification and complete registration

    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.

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    Receive your card and purchase medical marijuana

    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

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

Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

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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

Pennsylvania Qualifying Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Crohn's disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement
  • disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Huntington's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  • 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