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

Step 1

Schedule your PA MMJ card appointment

Step 2

Conduct your virtual appointment with the doctor

Step 3

Create your PA MMJ account

Step 4

Visit a PA dispensary

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What are the 4 steps needed to obtain your marijuana card in Pennsylvania?

Step 1 – Schedule your Pennsylvania marijuana card appointment with your certified PA marijuana doctor.


Step 2 – Conduct an appointment with your Pennsylvania Marijuana doctor

First, youΒ must create a PADOHMMP patient profileΒ 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 an PAMMJ patient ?

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


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


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.

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


  • CHIP

  • SNAP

  • WIC

Where’s the nearest Pennsylvania dispensary?

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

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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 beΒ registered by a caregiver.

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

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:Β Click the link in your email to theΒ PA Medical Marijuana registry.Β 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 β€œMake 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.

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

Approved β€œserious 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


  • 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

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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

Your PA MMJ card would last for one year.

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.

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

Buying Marijuana at Retail Location

If you live in Pennsylvania, the only way to legally smoke marijuana is to obtain an approved medicalΒ 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.

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

Only a Doctor on the PA approved list

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

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 Β within the last five years.”

Look no further, see one of our compassionate medical marijuana physicians and get your medical card today from home.Β 

In Pennsylvania Marijuana News, on September 28th, 2021 the PA house of representatives introduced legalization bill # 2050.

Only a licensed medical marijuana doctor can determine if you qualify for the program, so we cannot guarantee your approval. However, if you do not get approved by our doctor you will receive a FULL refund! Our knowledgeable and friendly support staff is ready to help get you fully prepared for your appointment so that you have the best chance of approval, just give us a call at 1(877)783-1805Β if you would like to know more.

No. Doctors must hold a valid license to practice medicine in the state and register with the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Commission in order to certify patients for a medical marijuana card. All of our doctors here at My Marijuana Cards are registered with the state and demonstrate the knowledge and compassion necessary to give you the highest possible quality of care.

Yes. Veterans can obtain medical marijuana in the same way as any other patient at My Marijuana Cards. We are proud to help our veterans combat their medical conditions with medical marijuana and offer a Veteran’s discount for initial certification appointments.

Caregivers provide a service for medical marijuana patients (including those under 18) who cannot or do not wish to go to a dispensary to purchase their medical marijuana. A caregiver is able to purchase medical marijuana on behalf of the patient as well as help administer the medication.

Qualified patients can purchase:

  • Up to 14 non-flower medical marijuana products per day
  • Up to 21 grams of flower per day
  • Up to 4 ounces of flower in a 30-day period

No, as a medical patient you are protected by HIPAA. My Marijuana Cards makes the privacy and security of our patients’ confidential information a top priority. No one will be able to find out your status as a medical marijuana patient unless you openly tell them or if you are administered a drug test for marijuana.

Yes. With Pennsylvania being an at-will state and there not currently being any legislation in place that protects medical marijuana patients in the workplace, medical cardholders can still be administered drug screenings and receive disciplinary action regarding the results of drug screenings. For this reason, we recommend making sure you are fully aware of your employer’s policy regarding drug screenings and medical marijuana before moving forward with the process.

Pennsylvania does not have any restrictions regarding patients on probation or parole, however, you must get permission from your probation or parole officer first before pursuing a medical marijuana card.

As a legal medical marijuana patient, you are protected. Patients do not have to disclose that they possess medical marijuana and do not have to consent to a search. However, if a search is conducted and medical marijuana is found, the patient should immediately present their patient ID card or direct law enforcement to the state database to show that they are a legal patient.

Yes. Pennsylvania offers reciprocity for medical marijuana patients from a number of other states including Maryland. The best way to find out if a dispensary will accept your medical card is by giving them a call first.

Yes, there are multiple states currently accepting Pennsylvania medical cards. The laws for using out-of-state medical cards vary from state to state, so the best way to find out is by contacting a dispensary in the state you’re interested in visiting to find out for sure.

Yes! You do not have to be seen by the same doctor each year. If you were certified by another medical marijuana doctor last year and would like to switch to My Marijuana Cards, we will be happy to take care of you!

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