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How Easy Is It To Get A Medical Card in Pennsylvania?

What are the 5 steps needed to obtain your marijuana card in Pennsylvania?

Step 1: Create your PA MMJ account 

Step 2: Schedule your PA mmj card appointment

Step 3: Conduct your appointment with doctor

Step 4: Purchase your PA marijuana card

Step 5: Visit a PA dispensary

Step 1 – Create your patient profile on the Pennsylvania  Department of Health (DOH) medical marijuana program website.

First, you must create a PADOHMMP patient profile to obtain your patient ID number, which must be certified by an approved doctor You must first enter your personal information in order to create an account. Your patient profile contains all of your pertinent information, such as your address, phone number, email address, and so on. You can access your profile by going to “profile settings” whenever you log in to your account. This is the location of your ID number. It’s also where you’ll update your personal information, which you’ll need to keep up to date.

What will you need when registering yourself online as anPA MMJ?

  • You must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID card.

  • Use your first and last name exactly as they appear on your state ID.

  • Only a middle initial will be accepted by the DOH system.

  • As a result, if your middle name is spelled out on your driver’s license or ID, simply enter your middle initial into the DOH system.

  • Enter your mailing address exactly as it appears on the license, but do not use hyphens or separate numbers with spaces in the numbers fields.

  • After entering your profile information, you will be prompted to create a username and password. Keep in mind that these will be case-sensitive, so enter them exactly as you did when you created them. You will also require a valid email address. You did it correctly if you see a screen with your patient information, including your patient ID. You can also expect a confirmation email with information about your next step: physician certification.

** Make sure you write down your marijuana ID number.**

Step 2 – Schedule your Pennsylvania marijuana card appointment with your certified PA MJ doctor.

When booking your appointment or directly to the mmj doctor, be prepared to show your PA Marijuana ID.

Step 3 – Conduct an appointment with your Pennsylvania Marijuana doctor

Obtain certification from a licensed physician. My Marijuana Cards provides same-day appointments with doctors who specialize in cannabis medicine and see patients like you on a daily basis. And you can’t beat the security and convenience of having a doctor visit you in the comfort of your own home. Because we are HIPAA-compliant, our platform is user-friendly and extremely secure. Your medical information is important to us and is always secure.

Are PA mmj cards available to minors?

Minors do not need to purchase a medical card in Pennsylvania because they will not be entering a dispensary. They will, however, need to register. Minors (patients under the age of 18) must be registered by a caregiver.

Who can get medical weed in PA?

A medical card is available to any PA resident who has a serious medical condition that has been approved. A doctor who participates in the MMJ program must certify the patient. “Serious medical conditions” have been approved.

Step 4 – How much does a medical cannabis card cost in Pennsylvania?

For adult patients, the application fee is currently $50. Patients who are eligible for one of the following government programs (and can provide proof) may be eligible for a $25 fee reduction:

  • Medicaid

  • PACE/ PACENET

  • CHIP

  • SNAP

  • WIC

How to submit your PA MMJ ID Card payment?

When your certification is approved, the doctor will enter it into the Pennsylvania medical marijuana registry. What comes next:

Step 1: Verify that you received your confirmation email. This email is critical because it explains how to obtain your MMJ ID card.

Step 2: Click the link in your email to the PA Medical Marijuana registry. Log in to your account with your username and password. (Keep in mind that your username and password are case-sensitive.)

Step 3: Select the “Make Payment” tab and follow the on-screen instructions. The fee levied by the state is $50. Your marijuana card will be mailed to the address you provided when creating your patient profile in three weeks.

Step 5 – Where's the nearest Pennsylvania dispensary?

Here is a list of Pennsylvania dispensaries near you. Click to view which is closest to you!

What types of medical marijuana can I purchase in the Keystone State?

In Pennsylvania, smoking dry marijuana flower is still prohibited. As a result, dispensaries only sell the herb in the following forms:
  • Tinctures & liquids

  • Oils

  • Topicals such as ointments and patches

  • Pills

  • Dry leaf or plant material for nebulization or vaporization ONLY

How long is a PA marijuana ID card good for?

Your PA mmj card would last for one year.

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT OPERATE IN THIS STATE; WE DO PROVIDE SERVICES IN MICHIGAN AND OHIO.

What are the qualifying conditions for a medical card in the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program?

Approved “serious medical conditions” include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Autism

  • Cancer, including remission therapy

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with the 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 disease

  • 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 syndrome

Can I grow marijuana at home in Pennsylvania?

Because of the recent legalization of medical marijuana, Pennsylvania has yet to pass legislation authorizing the cultivation of marijuana plants. There has also been no talk of a bill being introduced that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own marijuana.

Does insurance cover medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?

At this time, insurance companies do not cover medical marijuana.

Where do I find a Pennsylvania cannabis dispensary after visiting PA mmj doctors?

Only legitimate medical marijuana patients are permitted to buy cannabis from state-licensed medical retailers. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf used his authority to change regulations under the Proclamation of Emergency Disaster, allowing for limited time delivery to medical patients. This power will be active until the pandemic is over.

Buying Marijuana at Retail Location

If you live in Pennsylvania, the only way to legally smoke marijuana is to obtain an approved medical marijuana card and visit a valid medical marijuana dispensary.

Marijuana Delivery Service

Marijuana delivery is illegal in Pennsylvania under normal circumstances, but the rules have been slightly altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Wolf invoked his emergency powers in the form of a Proclamation of Emergency Disaster, allowing dispensaries to deliver medical marijuana to an unlimited number of patients.

Pennsylvania Dispensary Hours

There have been no laws enacted in Pennsylvania that affect the operating hours of medical dispensaries, so most dispensaries operate during normal business hours, typically opening at 8:00 a.m. and closing at 10:00 p.m.

Purchase Restrictions

In Pennsylvania, purchasing limits are determined by the individual and their doctor’s recommendation. As a result, each patient is given a 30-day supply and is not allowed to purchase more than their doctor’s prescriptions within a month.

Can I get my mmj card online via PA cannabis doctors?

As of now, the application for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania takes place online (see outlined steps above).

Can any doctor get me Pennsylvania marijuana card?

Only a doctor on the PA approved list

How long will it take for my pennsylvania marijuana to come in the mail?

14 – 21 days from the date you submitted your payment to the state

DISCLAIMER: ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT OPERATE IN THIS STATE; WE DO PROVIDE SERVICES IN MICHIGAN AND OHIO.

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What if my caregiver has a criminal record?

Those applying to be a caregiver for a PA medical marijuana patient must under go a criminal background check. “You cannot be approved as a caregiver if you have been convicted of a criminal offense relating to the sale or possession of drugs, narcotics or controlled substances  within the last five years.”