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Legal Status

Medical Program

Possession Limits

Medical patients


30 day supply

23.7 oz/90-day period

Recreational users


State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Medical Marijuana Doctors at The Sanctuary Wellness Institute

While outcomes vary from person to person, medical marijuana has been shown to help with, and is used to treat, many conditions while avoiding the use of pharmaceuticals.

The Sanctuary Wellness Institute is here to help Pennsylvania residents navigate the entire process of obtaining a medical marijuana card—beginning with an evaluation by an approved physician.

Our helpful and knowledgeable phone staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will follow up with you to ensure that you have everything you need to apply for your ID card. Simply call us at (484) 346-5140 to set up an evaluation.


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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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I was given an outstanding walkthrough of the process and what to expect during and after my certification. Very helpful and expedient!

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Medical marijuana card cost in 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 Online in Pennsylvania

Step 1 is to book an appointment with your SWI medical marijuana doctor

Schedule an Evaluation Online With an Approved Physician

Schedule an online appointment through The Sanctuary with one of our certified medical marijuana doctors. Our team will help you understand the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania and what steps you need to take.

Step 2 is to meet with your SWI medical marijuana doctor

Meet with a Medical Marijuana Doctor

Meet with one of our physicians online or in-person for your initial evaluation. In this brief consultation, your doctor will determine if you qualify for the medical marijuana program. If approved, your doctor will certify you in the PA Department of Health’s system.

Step three: Visit dispensary near you to obtain medical marijuana product

Complete Registration and Receive Your Card

After your doctor certifies you for medical cannabis, you will receive an email confirmation that lists the next steps, such as registering with the state and paying a $50 fee. You will need your PA driver’s license or state ID as well as your current address. You should receive your medical marijuana card in the mail within 7-14 days.

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How to Renew Your PA Medical Marijuana Card

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Renewing your medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania is simple. It only requires obtaining an updated certificate by visiting your doctor and paying the renewal fee. Once enrolled in the state’s registry, you can remain a patient as long as you choose to.

Your certification must be renewed every 12 months to purchase cannabis at a dispensary in PA. This interval protects patient safety by requiring a reassessment to ensure medical marijuana remains safe and effective in each individual case.

The process for renewing your medical marijuana certification in PA is as follows:

  • You will receive an email reminder about renewing your card 60 days before your certificate expires. Next, book an online appointment with any of the Sanctuary’s registered medical marijuana doctors.
  • Your recertification visit will resemble the initial consultation. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and your response to medical marijuana treatment. If you are still eligible for the program, your doctor will submit your recertification to the registry.
  • The Department of Health will also send an email reminder 30 days before your renewal payment is due. Log in to your account and ensure a valid form of payment is on file and that your address is current.
  • Once your doctor’s certificate is up-to-date and you pay the $50 renewal fee, the state will automatically mail you a new card.

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Caregiver in PA

Medical Marijuana Caregivers in Pennsylvania are individuals who register with the state’s medical marijuana program to purchase medical marijuana on behalf of minors, homebound adults, and those who require assistance due to a disability. Only individuals over 21 years old with a valid Pennsylvania driver's license or state-issued ID can become registered caregivers.

  1. Register with the Department of Health as a caregiver. You will need to provide the name of the patient you’ll be assisting, their program ID number, and your name and address to set up your account.
  2. Complete a criminal background check through the state's vendor. Individuals convicted of a criminal offense within the past five years for selling or possessing drugs or controlled substances cannot become caregivers. Background checks take up to six weeks to process after your fingerprinting appointment.
  3. The state will contact you by email once you pass the background check. You can then pay the $50 registration fee. Caregiver medical marijuana cards have annual expiration dates.
  4. Schedule an online appointment with one of our doctors.

You can only enter dispensaries and purchase marijuana as a caregiver if your account is associated with a registered patient. If you serve as the caregiver to an adult, they can link you as their caregiver through their online account to authorize you to purchase cannabis products on their behalf. Minors or adults with disabilities must register with you as their caregiver to become patients.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Conditions

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 may be eligible for the program. However, they will need to receive a patient certification before visiting a dispensary.

With a medical marijuana ID card, you can purchase up to a 30-day supply of multiple types of cannabis products—topical, edible, and smokable. Recreational cannabis remains illegal in Pennsylvania, and it is also illegal to cultivate marijuana unless the DOH provides explicit authorization.

Call or text (484) 346-5140 with any questions and to schedule your evaluation!

Frequently Asked Questions

You can easily connect with a medical marijuana doctor by contacting the Sanctuary Wellness Institute. Give us a call at (484) 346-5140 to schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment with a qualified physician to get started with your medical card certification process.

As a medical marijuana patient, you are not required to complete a criminal background check. However, those registering as a caregiver on behalf of another PA MMJ patient must complete a criminal background check and must not have been convicted of a criminal offense relating to the sale or possession of drugs, narcotics, or a controlled substance in the last five years.

Yes, the entire process of getting a medical marijuana card in PA can be handled online. You can schedule your initial doctor’s consultation through the Sanctuary by contacting us online or calling (484) 346-5140. Our qualified doctors can meet with patients in-person by appointment or via telemedicine for your convenience. After you’ve been approved for a medical card, the rest of the process can be conducted online by registering with the PA Department of Health and paying your state fee on their website.

Yes, minors can obtain medical marijuana as long as they have a registered caregiver to purchase medical marijuana on their behalf. Caregivers are required to register with the PA DOH and be approved by the state before they can purchase MMJ for the minor patient.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will collect a $50 fee to start your application process after receiving your physician’s certification. Your fee could be reduced or waived completely if you participate in certain assistance programs, such as Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC.

Each PA MMJ dispensary have a licensed pharmacist to discuss product types and usage best suiting your qualifying medical condition.

You can usually make an appointment with a doctor from The Sanctuary for that same week. Your initial consultation will only take about 15 minutes, after which time your doctor will immediately send your certification approval to the PA Department of Health. Once you complete the online registration steps with the Department of Health and pay the registration fee, your card will arrive in the mail within 1-2 weeks.

No, you will need to display a valid medical marijuana card and photo ID to legally enter a dispensary in PA. After you’ve completed all registration steps, your medical marijuana card will arrive in the mail within 1-2 weeks.

With a PA medical marijuana card, you can purchase up to a 90 day/3 Month supply of cannabis products, depending on the recommendation of your doctor or pharmacist.

Pennsylvania does not have a reciprocity agreement with any other state, which means that your medical marijuana card is not valid outside of PA. If you anticipate spending a significant amount of time in another state, you should look into that state’s laws regarding marijuana use. You might also qualify for a temporary medical marijuana license if the state offers it.

No, Pennsylvania is one of 13 states in the U.S. that have only legalized marijuana for medical use. In order to legally purchase and consume cannabis products in Pennsylvania, you will need to receive certification from a medical marijuana doctor on the basis of a qualifying health condition.

You will need to renew your medical marijuana card every 12 months to keep it active. When your expiration deadline is 60 days away or more, simply make an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor at The Sanctuary for your recertification visit. These visits are quick and simple, and can be conducted online for your convenience. Once your doctor approves your recertification and you pay a $50 fee with the state, you will receive your new card in the mail.

Our Pennsylvania Offices

Allentown, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Allentown, PA
1908 West Allen St Suite 104
Allentown, PA 18014
Phone: (610) 816-0862
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Altoona, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Altoona, PA
1407 Blair St Suite 2
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
Phone: (814) 470-4895
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Chester Springs, PA (Main Office)

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Chester Springs, PA
122 Pottstown Pike
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone: (484) 346-5140
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Harrisburg, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Harrisburg, PA
717 Market St Suite 102
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Phone: (717) 925-0646
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Lancaster, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Lancaster, PA
565 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 826-0196
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Media, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Media, PA
24 Veterans Square
Media, PA 19063
Phone: (484)-352-3600
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Newtown, PA Bucks County

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Newtown, PA
277 N. Sycamore St
Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: (267) 352-3729
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Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Philadelphia, PA
226 W Rittenhouse Square Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (267) 630-1714
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Pittsburgh, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Pittsburgh, PA
322 North Shore Drive, Building 1B, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: (412) 397-8740
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Wayne, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Wayne, PA
230 Sugartown Road Suite 20
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: (484) 999-0612
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Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute Wilkes Barre, PA
45 E Northampton St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: (570) 301-6149
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York, PA

Sanctuary Wellness Institute York, PA
924 Colonial Ave Building N Suite 302
York, PA 17403
Phone: (717) 925-0667
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