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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 minor has a qualifying condition, the parent or guardian can usually register as a caretaker and administer medical marijuana treatment. Note that a caretaker must be approved by the state prior to the minor being certified for medical marijuana. 

* Please note that our office requires a referral from a treating physician for patients under the age of 21. This form can be found on our home page under the schedule appointment button. It is required to be filled out and returned to our office prior to scheduling for patients under the age of 21. If an appointment is made for a patient under the age of 21 without this being completed, the patient is at risk of not being certified and no refund for appointment will be given. For any further questions regarding this policy please contact our office. 

How to Get Your
Medical Marijuana Card

1

Register with PA Department of Health

Click on the button below to take you to the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. Here you will register with their system to confirm that you are a qualifying state resident. You must have a state issued ID or Drivers License to participate in the PA Medical Card program. They will assign you a 6-digit patient ID number. For assistance please call their help line at: 888 733 5595

2

Schedule Certification Appointment with a Doctor

Click on the button below to take you to our scheduling page. After you have register with the PA DOH you must be certified that you medically qualify for the program by a Doctor. You can select a telephone appointment time and make payment through our scheduling portal below. You will receive a phone call from one of our Doctors within 20 minutes of your selected appointment time.  

3

Appointment and Finalization

After your scheduled appointment, you will receive an email from the DOH. You must open and follow the instructions on this email. If you owe the state any fees for your card this will be when they are processed and where any fee waivers are confirmed. The DOH will then print and mail your card. Please allow 2 weeks for it to arrive via USPS. Upon arrival you may visit any dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania to purchase product.

* If this is your first time purchasing medical marijuana, we recommend that you make an appointment with a pharmacist at your local dispensary for assistance selecting the correct product for your needs.