FAQS

Your Questions Answered

WHAT ARE THE MEDICAL CONDITIONS APPROVED IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR MEDICAL CERTIFICATION?

  • 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

  • Tourette syndrome

CAN I STILL APPLY FOR A MEDICAL CARD IF I DON’T HAVE A QUALIFYING CONDITION?

If you have a medical need for cannabis but you don’t have a qualifying condition, we still recommend speaking with a physician. Pennsylvania will still allow a patient to receive medical marijuana if a physician concludes that the patient would benefit from cannabis treatment.

DO CHILDREN QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL CERTIFICATION?

If a child has a qualifying condition, the parent or guardian can usually register as a caretaker and administer medical marijuana treatment. Note that some states only allow children under 18 to access medical marijuana in extreme circumstances.