How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania
Studies have shown that medical marijuana can assist patients suffering from certain serious medical conditions by alleviating pain and improving their quality of life. Pennsylvanians with 17 medical conditions are eligible for medical marijuana patient ID cards. Those conditions are Lou Gehrig's disease, autism, cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Huntington’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord damage, chronic pain, neuropathies and intractable seizures.
As of December 31st, regulators have announced that more than 10,000 patients across the state have registered to participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program. Many patients have reached out to us regarding the process to receive their medical marijuana card.
Here is a step by step guide:
1. Patients are first required to register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) as a qualifying patient. Here is the direct link to the registry: https://padohmmp.custhelp.com/app/login. Please ensure you enter the information EXACTLY as it appears on your Pennsylvania driver’s license or PennDOT-issued ID card.
Type in ALL CAPS when entering your information.
Do not use spaces between the numbers in the driver’s license or PennDOT-issued ID card number.
Do not use punctuation such as periods or commas in your address.
Example: Your address is listed as 100 E MAIN ST on your driver’s license – do not spell out EAST or STREET – must be exactly as it appears.
2. After you create a profile, you must make an appointment with a recommending medical marijuana physician. Patients must obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from your primary care physician describing the diagnosis of the patient’s qualifying condition. Ensure to bring the records to the marijuana evaluation appointment. The physician will enter your recommendation into the state system and most likely, the physician will let our dispensary, in consultation with you, choose what type of product to use based on your lifestyle. For recommending physicians near you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a medical marijuana ID card. There is a $50 fee and it will take approximately 3 weeks to receive your card.
4. Once you receive your card in the mail, you will be able to visit one of our dispensaries opening in February 2018.
64 N. Main Street
Sellersville, PA 18960
1626 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
249 Planebrook Road
Malvern, PA 19355
5. The final step of the process will be a consultation with our on-site medical professional to determine the best treatment for you.