How To Get Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

Learn how to get your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card.

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Residency Requirements

You must be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania.

At this time, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will not be allowing out of state patients to qualify for medical marijuana.

Age Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement in Pennsylvania.

Patients under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian apply as a caregiver.

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Pennsylvania Medical cannabis patients must have one or more of the following conditions:

  • 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 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; and
  • Tourette syndrome.
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Medical Documentation

No prior medical documentation is required at this time.

ID Documentation

All patients and caregivers must have proof of Pennsylvania residency in the form of a Pennsylvania driver’s license or a Pennsylvania state issued ID card with their current address.

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Schedule a visit

Call us at (877)242-0362 or use our online scheduling feature to set up a Telemedicine evaluation for Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana.

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Get Evaluated

Patients should register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and have their patient ID number prior to seeing an approved practitioner.

An approved Medical Marijuana practitioner will review your case. Once approved, the practitioner will certify you in the system and you will receive an email confirmation with your next steps on how to pay for your medical marijuana ID card.

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Once certified by a practitioner, log in as a returning user with the username and password that you created when you registered. Click the ‘Make Payment’ tab and follow the prompts to enter payment information.

The fee for the patient or caregiver medical marijuana ID card is $50.

Patients should receive their card approximately 7 to 10 days after it is ordered online.

Age & Residency Requirements

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Residency Requirements

You must be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania.

At this time, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will not be allowing out of state patients to qualify for medical marijuana.

Age Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement in Pennsylvania.

Patients under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian apply as a caregiver.

Qualifying Conditions

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Pennsylvania Medical cannabis patients must have one or more of the following conditions:

  • 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 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; and
  • Tourette syndrome.

Medical Documentation

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Medical Documentation

No prior medical documentation is required at this time.

ID Documentation

All patients and caregivers must have proof of Pennsylvania residency in the form of a Pennsylvania driver’s license or a Pennsylvania state issued ID card with their current address.

Schedule a Visit

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Schedule a visit

Call us at (877)242-0362 or use our online scheduling feature to set up a Telemedicine evaluation for Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana.

Get Evaluated

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Get Evaluated

Patients should register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and have their patient ID number prior to seeing an approved practitioner.

An approved Medical Marijuana practitioner will review your case. Once approved, the practitioner will certify you in the system and you will receive an email confirmation with your next steps on how to pay for your medical marijuana ID card.

Patient Resources

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Once certified by a practitioner, log in as a returning user with the username and password that you created when you registered. Click the ‘Make Payment’ tab and follow the prompts to enter payment information.

The fee for the patient or caregiver medical marijuana ID card is $50.

Patients should receive their card approximately 7 to 10 days after it is ordered online.

Call Green Health Docs at 1-877-242-0362 to schedule your appointment to come see a cannabis certified doctor in Pennsylvania.

PENNSYLVANIA MMJ CARD FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the qualifying conditions?

A:Patients must have an approved serious medical condition as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. A “serious medical condition” under the law is any one of the following:

  • 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 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; and
  • Tourette syndrome.

Q: Will insurance cover the fees involved with the MMJ programs?

A: Unfortunately, no. This is because cannabis is still illegal at a federal level

Q: Will patients registration status be made available to the public?

A: No, you are protected under HIPAA Laws.

Q: What forms of medical marijuana are available?

A: Dispensaries carry the following:

  • Dry leaf or plant material for vaporization or nebulization ONLY
  • Pills, oil, topicals (Such as patches, ointments)
  • Tinctures and liquids

Q: Where can I purchase product?

A: The Pennsylvania Department of Health keeps an interactive map of dispensaries on their site which may be accessed using this link.

Q: How much is the fee to register and obtain an MMJ card in Pennsylvania?

A: The fee for the patient or caregiver medical marijuana ID card is $50. Individuals who participate in government programs such as Medicaid, PACE/ PACENET, CHIP, SNAP and WIC may qualify for a discounted medical marijuana ID card.

Q: How long does it take to receive my MMJ card?

A: You should receive your card approximately seven to 10 days after you order it online. The card will be mailed to the address in your Patient Profile.

Q: Are caregivers allowed?

A: Yes, a caregiver is someone who can purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary on a patient’s behalf. Each patient can designate up to two caregivers. Minor patients are required to have a caregiver.

Caregivers can provide care for up to five medical marijuana patients.

Q: What are the requirements to become a caregiver?

A: Caregivers must:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be a Pennsylvania resident.
  • Have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or a state-issued ID card (with current address).
  • Complete a criminal history background check.
  • 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.
  • Register and obtain an ID card that will allow you to pick up medical marijuana at a Pennsylvania dispensary.

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