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Getting Started


If you are a patient with a qualifying health condition in Pennsylvania, DocMJ can help you get started. Patients who experience difficult symptoms can explore medical cannabis as part of a doctor-supervised treatment plan.

Act 16 (The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act) was signed into law on April 17, 2016. The first sale of medical cannabis was made to a patient on February 15, 2018. Medical cannabis is a new alternative wellness option for patients living in Pennsylvania.

At DocMJ, our physicians are compassionate, friendly, and focused on helping you achieve your wellness goals with medical cannabis. Tens of thousands of patients across America trust DocMJ to certify patients and help them on their journey to get a medical marijuana card.

We support patients every step of the way and provide educational resources so that you can make an informed choice about medical marijuana and your health.

Book a Telemedicine Appointment


Pennsylvania residents can schedule a convenient telemedicine appointment with DocMJ. A consultation with a board-certified physician licensed to practice in the state of Pennsylvania is required to apply for a medical marijuana card. Our physicians take the time to answer any questions you may have about the PA medical marijuana program.

Keep in Touch to Learn More About Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana


Would you like more information about medical cannabis and your personal wellness goals? Subscribe to our newsletter and join our new patient community forum. Chat online and read news about the new medical cannabis program in Pennsylvania.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and contact our team at DocMJ if you have any questions before scheduling your appointment. We are here to help.

Customer Reviews

Christian AriasChristian Arias ★★★★★ Shannon SeawellShannon Seawell ★★★★★ Dr. Zelikovsky is one of the most knowledgeable, compassionate, experienced medical cannabis doctors out there! I have become a better and stronger person due to her care!Response from the ownerHello Shannon! That's wonderful to hear! Dr. Zelikovsky is indeed dedicated to providing knowledgeable and compassionate care to her patients. It's great to hear that her expertise has had such a positive impact on your well-being. If you have any further feedback or need assistance, feel free to reach out. Thank you for sharing your experience! Luis RiosLuis Rios ★★★★★ Dr Rosado and his staff were very professional, kind, and compassionate. The initial exam was quick and easy. Thank you, Dr Rosado and your staff for a wonderful experience. I would recommend any MMJ patient to come here.Response from the ownerHello Luis! Thank you for your kind words about Dr. Rosado and his staff. We're delighted to hear that you had a positive experience during your visit. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Anthony FloydAnthony Floyd ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Anthony! Thank you for the 5-star review! If you ever need assistance in the future, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help! Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHey there, Jennifer! Thank you for the 5-star review! If you have any further feedback or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please feel free to let us know. We appreciate your support! Ponce TatPonce Tat ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! PQ KCIPQ KCI ★★★★★ Extremely nice manner. Very polite. A joy to speak with. Always says the right thing. Wish he was my gpResponse from the ownerHello! Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience and found our manner extremely nice and polite. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we're here to provide support and care whenever you need it. While we may not be your GP, we're grateful for the opportunity to assist you. Morgan ThompsonMorgan Thompson ★★★★★ Dr. Rosado and his team are so great! They care about you, and he takes the time to answer questions and help you figure out what's best for you. And the telemed option for renewing is perfect for my busy schedule with work!Response from the ownerHello Morgan! We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Rosado and our team! It's our priority to provide care that's both compassionate and personalized, ensuring all your questions are answered and that we help find the best options for you. We're glad the telemedicine option suits your busy schedule, making your renewal process convenient and straightforward. Thank you for choosing us for your care! Bobby DotsonBobby Dotson ★★★★★ Dr. Batts is great. Don't to earth and easy to talk with. Really pays attention to each individual patient needsResponse from the ownerHello Bobby! We totally agree with you! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at our Orlando office. Thank you so much for your nice comments about Dr. Batts! We'll be sure to let him know how much you appreciated his assistance. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! StephenStephen ★★★★★ Dr. Rosado is always a good listener and very empathetic.Telemedicine made it possible for me to have my follow-up appointment. I had knee surgery a week prior to my appointment and unable to drive.I've been a DocMJ patient for years without any problems.Response from the ownerHello Stephen! We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Rosado! Providing attentive and empathetic care is our priority, and we're glad he could assist you effectively. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! vicki Impocovicki Impoco ★★★★★ Highly recommend Dr. Zelikovsky.Response from the ownerHello Vicki! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know! We love Dr. Zelikovsky! Thank you for choosing DocMJ! GjS ThreeFourSevinOneOneGjS ThreeFourSevinOneOne ★★★★★ Understood my unique pain issue and was compasionate. Gave me advice for taking various doses.Response from the ownerHello! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience! Understanding your unique pain issue and providing compassionate care is our priority. We're glad we could assist you effectively and provide advice on various doses. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Jacob TurnerJacob Turner ★★★★★ Everyone is very helpful and compassionate, and Dr Rosado is very knowledgeable!Response from the ownerHello Jacob! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience! Providing helpful and compassionate care is our priority, and we're glad our team, including Dr. Rosado, could assist you effectively. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Erin StitesErin Stites ★★★★★ Dr Batts is easy to deal with and understanding.Response from the ownerHello Erin! Thank you so much for your nice comments about Dr. Batts! We'll be sure to let him know you appreciated his assistance. Thank you for being a DocMJ patient! Cindy MarsellaCindy Marsella ★★★★★ Dr Batts is a terrific doctor that allows teleconferences.Response from the ownerHello Cindy! We're thrilled to hear that you had a positive experience with Dr. Batts! Thank you for highlighting his excellent care and expertise. Your satisfaction and well-being are our priorities, and we're glad we could provide you with top-notch service. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Noreen LevittNoreen Levitt ★★★★★ Dr. Batts and the whole Team at DocMJ are terrific - I highly recommend them!!Response from the ownerHey there, Noreen! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your nice words for Dr. Batts and his staff! We'll be sure to let them know how much you appreciated their service. joel mittlemanjoel mittleman ★★★★★ I enjoyed my follow up MJ Dr. Zelikovsky MJ appointment .She was very informative and answered all of my questions in a straight forward way .ThanksResponse from the ownerHello Joel! We're thrilled to hear that you had a positive follow-up appointment with Dr. Zelikovsky! Providing informative and straightforward answers to your questions is important to us, and we're glad she could assist you effectively. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Sir RonanSir Ronan ★★★★★ Posting on behalf of my wife, as she was the patient. Clean, organized, professional, kind, understanding, & caring; are some of the many nice things I have to say about my visit. Ty Dr Batts for helping us on our journey to a better place!Response from the ownerHello Ronan! Thank you for sharing your wife's positive experience! We're delighted to hear that she found our clinic clean, organized, and professional, and that Dr. Batts provided kind, understanding, and caring service. We're committed to supporting our patients on their journey to better health, and we appreciate the opportunity to assist you both. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Brad BarnettBrad Barnett ★★★★★ Dr's are great. Been using them since day 1 without any problemResponse from the ownerHey there, Brad! We're thrilled to hear that you've had a great experience with our doctors since day one! Providing reliable and effective care is our priority, and we're grateful for your continued trust in our services. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Andrew MisiekAndrew Misiek ★★★★★ Very welcoming and knowledgeable overall good experienceResponse from the ownerHello Andrew! We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with us! Providing a welcoming and knowledgeable environment is our goal, and we're glad we could meet your expectations. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Brianna BagentBrianna Bagent ★★★★★ Another great follow-up appointment via telephone, even with minor Internet/phone connection issues (probably on my end) it was still a fast and easy appointment. I am truly thankful to Dr. Rosado for having patience, understanding, and for being a good doctor! Thanks!Response from the ownerHello Brianna! We're delighted to hear that your follow-up appointment with Dr. Rosado went well, despite minor connectivity issues. Your feedback is appreciated, and we're glad that Dr. Rosado provided you with patience, understanding, and excellent care. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Jean Gagne-BlombergJean Gagne-Blomberg ★★★★★ I am not a fan of Telehealth visits in certain circumstances and my semi annual visit with the docs in The Villages location is one of those cases. Today was an exception because of, any number of those things that inevitably mess stuff up, I returned home almost two weeks early from a trip. I realized it would be some time before the scheduled appointment on 2/29. Called the number in hopes of grabbing an earlier date and it happened that there was a telehealth appointment available in a just hours away. Awesome! Had a little technical issue but i own that one; was otherwise easy and, Dr Rosado was patient enough to wait for the fix, still having enough left over to take a genuine interest in my wellbeing. Thank you, Dr Rosado! Honorable mention goes to Drs' Nutinsky and Rothman whom I have had the privilege of being cared for by in the past!!By the way, my next visit will be an 'in person' visit. I'm face to face person. And as I told Dr Rosado at end of our time, 'I like YOU better than the image!'Response from the ownerHello Jean! Thank you for sharing your experience! We're glad we could accommodate your appointment and that Dr. Rosado provided excellent care, even through technical issues. We understand the value of face-to-face visits and appreciate your feedback. We'll ensure your next visit is in-person. We're grateful for your trust in our team and look forward to continuing to provide you with exceptional care! Nancy Lehmann McKenzieNancy Lehmann McKenzie ★★★★★ I've been using DocMJ for quite some time now. The scheduling is easy and the doctors are very personable and make you feel at ease. And now that you can do telehealth it couldn't be more simpleResponse from the ownerHello Nancy! We're thrilled to have been able to serve you for quite some time now! Making scheduling easy and providing a comfortable experience with our personable doctors is what we strive for. We're glad to hear that our telehealth option has made things even simpler for you. Thank you for choosing DocMJ and for your continued trust in our services! Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins ★★★★★ Wonderful experience from start to finish!Response from the ownerHello Richard! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience from start to finish! Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your kind words. Thank you for choosing our services, and if you ever need anything in the future, don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help! Shaz ZShaz Z ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Shaz! We're overjoyed to receive your 5-star review! Thank you for your positive feedback and for choosing our services. We're committed to providing excellent care. If you have any further comments or suggestions, feel free to share. Thank you again! Robert GrayRobert Gray ★★★★★ Doc MJ is the best at cannabis recommendations!Response from the ownerHello Robert! We're thrilled to be recognized as the best for cannabis recommendations! Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Doc MJ. We appreciate your trust and thank you for choosing DocMJ! Bob BlucherBob Blucher ★★★★★ Working with Dr Magsino and DocMJ has been a great experience and very helpful in my cannabis treatment.Response from the ownerHello Bob! We're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Magsino and DocMJ! It's our pleasure to assist in your cannabis treatment journey. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Marc ReichMarc Reich ★★★★★ I recommend Doc MJ and Dr. Batts is very professional and knowledgeable. I always have a nice experience at the W Colonial location.Response from the ownerHello Marc! Thank you for recommending Doc MJ! We're pleased to hear about your positive experiences, especially with Dr. Batts. Your trust and satisfaction mean the world to us! Gavin WhiteGavin White ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Gavin! We're thrilled to receive your 5-star review! Thank you for your positive feedback and for choosing our services. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to serving you again! Matt BMatt B ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Matt! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! JeffJeff ★★★★★ Dr. Batts is a pleasure to work with. He listens to your input and offers good advice. Very convenient as well. Thank you!Response from the ownerWe're delighted to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Batts! Hello Jeff! Your satisfaction is our goal, and we appreciate your kind words. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Raymond KlimkowskiRaymond Klimkowski ★★★★★ Great serviceResponse from the ownerHello Raymond! Thanks so much for giving our office in Orlando a 5-star review! We truly appreciate your feedback. Francisco De La CruzFrancisco De La Cruz ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Francisco! Thanks so much for giving our office in Orlando a 5-star review! We truly appreciate your feedback. Linda BarrettLinda Barrett ★★★★★ My visit with Shirley was on 03/11/2023 . she was very friendly asked me how I was doing. I felt very comfortable talking with her , I would recommend her she was down to earth.Response from the ownerHello Linda! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at our Orlando office and thank you for your nice comments about Dr. Zelikovsky! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us here on Google! jeri servinojeri servino ★★★★★ Super great care!!!!!Response from the ownerHello Jeri! We're delighted to hear that you received super great care! If you have any more feedback or if there's anything specific you'd like to share about your experience, feel free to let me know. Your satisfaction is important, and I hope you continue to receive excellent care. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Wishing you all the best! Frank BalazsFrank Balazs ★★★★★ Dr Shirley Zielinski is a wonderful doctor to work with. She is caring and available. I have been with her for several years and would have no hesitation in recommending her.Response from the ownerHello Frank! Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Dr. Shirley Zelikovsky. It's great to hear that she has been a wonderful and caring doctor for you over the years. If you have any more feedback or if there's anything else we can assist you with, feel free to let us know. Wishing you continued well-being! Allison OteroAllison Otero ★★★★★ Love Dr. Zelikovsky - she makes things easy and fast!Response from the ownerHello Allison! Thank you for your positive feedback about Dr. Zelikovsky. It's wonderful to hear that she has made your experience easy and fast. If you have any more feedback or if there's anything else we can assist you with, feel free to let us know. Wishing you all the best! Stacy LabradaStacy Labrada ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Stacy! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! Melissa SmithMelissa Smith ★★★★★ The doctor was very professional and ready to answer any questions. I would recommend this office to my friends and family the office is clean and very presentable with lots of information on hand to answer any questions you may have including the doctor.Response from the ownerHello Melissa! We're pleased to hear that you had a positive experience with a professional doctor who was ready to answer your questions. Thank you for recommending our office to your friends and family. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. We appreciate your support! Phil MaysPhil Mays ★★★★★ Great fast experience. The telemed makes it so much more convenient. I've been using Doc MJ for a couple years now and will continue until we don't need to anymore.Response from the ownerHello Phil! We're glad to hear that you had a great and fast experience with the telemedicine option, finding it more convenient. Thank you for choosing Doc MJ for the past couple of years, and we appreciate your continued trust. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. We're here for you! Jenny EspinosaJenny Espinosa ★★★★★ Dr. Zelikovsky is professional, knowledgeable & compassionate. She takes the time to listen, explain everything thoroughly & ensure you understand. I never feel rushed during my visit.Response from the ownerHello Jenny! We're delighted to hear that you've had positive experiences with Dr. Zelikovsky and that she has been professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate. It's wonderful that you feel listened to and not rushed during your visits. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! David bowenDavid bowen ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello David! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! We sincerely appreciate you for being a DocMJ patient! Matt BallMatt Ball ★★★★★ Doctor Z is great, as always! I always have a good experience with the DocMJ team and am appreciative of their hassle free process. See you again soon!Response from the ownerHello Matt! We're thrilled to hear that you had a good experience with Dr. Zelikovsky and the DocMJ team. Providing a hassle-free process is important to us. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing our services, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Robin DunlapRobin Dunlap ★★★★★ Response from the ownerHello Robin! Thanks so much for giving our office in Orlando a 5-star review! We truly appreciate your feedback. Lisa CanalesLisa Canales ★★★★★ Love the Convenience of the video appointments Very easy. Dr Shirley is amazing.Response from the ownerHello Lisa! We're glad to hear that you love the convenience of telemedicine appointments and had an easy experience. Dr. Zelikovsky appreciates your positive feedback. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Ink All NightInk All Night ★★★★★ Very nice doctor! They try help us all the time.Response from the ownerHello! We're glad to hear that you had a positive experience with a very nice doctor and that the team is always trying to help. Your satisfaction is important to us. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Jessica WagnerJessica Wagner ★★★★★ Always a nice easy quick appointment with knowledgeable friendly doctors and staffResponse from the ownerHello Jessica! We're pleased to hear that your experience has been a nice, easy, and quick appointment with knowledgeable and friendly doctors and staff. Your satisfaction is important to us. If you have any more feedback or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Thank you for choosing DocMJ! Leslie LangfordLeslie Langford ★★★★★ Dr. Batts is always great!Response from the ownerHello Leslie! We're pleased to hear that you've had positive experiences with Dr. Batts. If there's anything specific you appreciate or if you have more feedback to share, feel free to let us know. We're here to support you, and thank you for choosing DocMJ! js_loader

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See if you Qualify

Try our easy pre-qualification exam to see instantly if you may qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation today!

Under Pennsylvania law, these conditions are eligible for a medical marijuana card:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.

Anxiety Disorders

Intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.

Autism

A complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors.

Cancer

Disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a given part of the body.

Crohn’s Disease

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract.

Dyskinetic and Spastic Movement Disorders

Types of cerebral palsy where one has trouble controlling muscle movement, twisting/abrupt movements, stiff muscles or problems with balance and walking.

Epilepsy

A transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.

Glaucoma

Eye conditions marked by increase intraocular pressure that can cause blindness.

HIV / AIDS

Human immunodeficiency virus that over time causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Huntington’s Disease

An inherited condition in which nerve cells in the brain break down over time.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract.

Intractable Seizures

Seizures that can not be completely controlled by medicines

Multiple Sclerosis

A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function.

Neuropathies

Damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord.

Parkinson’s Disease

A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

Severe Chronic or Intractable Pain

Incurable pain that is difficult to treat or manage with standard medical care.

Sickle Cell Anemia

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become misshapen and break down.

Terminal Illness

Tourette Syndrome

A condition of the nervous system that causes people to have involuntary sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly.

Terminal Illness or End-of-Life Hospice Care

Additionally, Pennsylvania law allows a physician to certify patients for a medical marijuana card after diagnosing them with “other medical conditions of the same class”.

Our Doctors

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Charlene Shaw, D.O.

Charlene Shaw, D.O.

Licensed in the State of Florida & Pennsylvania.
Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Medical School Education:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residensy / Post Graduate:
Mount Sinai / Miami Heart Institute, Miami, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Need A Medical Cannabis Card?

You need a medical cannabis card in Pennsylvania to demonstrate that you are registered with the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Registry by a licensed Pennsylvania medical marijuana doctor. This card allows you to purchase medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries in Pennsylvania. It is important to understand that possessing any amount of marijuana in Pennsylvania is a criminal offense, unless you have a valid medical marijuana ID Card.

Will My Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Work Anywhere in the State?

Yes, your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card will work anywhere in the state at any licensed dispensary since the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program is a statewide program. To verify your identity and age, you must present a valid photo ID and your medical marijuana card when visiting a dispensary.

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana History

In 2016, Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana through the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (Act 16), which created the Pennsylvania medical cannabis program and authorized the legal possession, use, and sale of medical cannabis in the state. Since then, the state has also implemented a Medical Marijuana Assistance Program and established regulations for the medical marijuana industry.

The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with qualifying medical conditions through a safe and effective method of delivery. The program is overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and allows qualified patients to purchase medical marijuana products from licensed dispensaries in the state after obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation from licensed physicians.

Who is Eligible for Medical Marijuana in the State of Pennsylvania?

When you consult our Pennsylvania medical marijuana doctors, they will discuss your particular situation and needs. However, there are several general requirements that every patient must meet to receive a medical marijuana recommendation and obtain their MMJ card.

First, you must be a Pennsylvania resident. You have to be at least 18 years old, or if you are a minor, an approved and registered caregiver must apply on your behalf. Next, you must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a certified doctor. Refer to the list below for the conditions which qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Pennsylvania.

Conditions Which Qualify for Medical Marijuana Treatment

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease – Nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function
  • Cancer – Disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a given part of the body
  • Epilepsy or Seizures – A transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain
  • Crohn’s Disease – A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract
  • Glaucoma – Eye conditions marked by increased intraocular pressure that can cause blindness
  • HIV/AIDS – Human immunodeficiency virus that overtime causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis also known as MS – A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves
  • Parkinson’s Disease – A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD – A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiences or witnessing a terrifying event.
  • Chronic Muscle Spasms – Sudden, involuntary movement in one or more muscles
  • Chronic Nonmalignant Pain – Pain unrelated to cancer that persists beyond the usual course of disease or injury

Proof of Residence Requirement for Medical Marijuana Treatment in Pennsylvania

To obtain medical marijuana treatment in Pennsylvania, you must provide proof of residency in the state. This means that you must be a resident of Pennsylvania with a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID card. If you do not have a driver’s license or state-issued ID card, you must provide other forms of documentation to prove your residency, such as a utility bill, lease agreement, or tax document. Additionally, your Pennsylvania residency must be verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health before you can receive a medical marijuana card.

Purchasing Medical Marijuana in the State of Pennsylvania

After you receive your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, you can legally purchase medical marijuana from approved dispensaries. Under the 2021 update to Pennsylvania MMJ laws, medical marijuana patients can purchase up to three months’ worth of medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary. Previously, the law limited dispensaries to selling only a 30-day supply of medical cannabis.

Take note that while Pennsylvania allows medical cannabis, the regulations tend to be stricter than in other states. Pennsylvania law does not allow patients to smoke medical marijuana. Medical cannabis patients can also buy cannabis capsules, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, and vape products. Here in PA, the sale of marijuana-infused edibles is prohibited.

How Often Do I Need to Renew My Medical Marijuana Recommendation in Pennsylvania?

Qualified patients need to renew their Pennsylvania medical marijuana card every year. You will receive an email 60 days prior to your MMJ card expiration to remind you that you need to obtain a new patient certification.

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Recommendation From DocMJ Cost?

At DocMJ, your visit with one of our medical marijuana doctors can cost only $139, paid in full, or $25 per month, for 6 months with a one-time $15 processing fee. This fee covers the visit with one of our medical marijuana doctors and renewals of the required recommendations for the full 12 months. In addition, the State of Pennsylvania charges a fee for the card itself.

How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania Cost?

The State of Pennsylvania charges $50 annually for a Medical Marijuana card.

Does Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana in the State of Pennsylvania?

Currently, insurance doesn’t cover medical marijuana. Pennsylvania residents who want access to medical marijuana for their qualifying conditions will have to pay for their visits to any certified physicians and $50 to the State of Pennsylvania for their Medical Marijuana Card.

How Long Will It Take Before I Receive My Medical Marijuana Card?

In total, it should take around four to six weeks for the entire application process. However, there are patients who receive their card around seven to fourteen days after your registration is approved.

About DocMJ

At DocMJ, meeting patients’ needs is our priority. Our medical marijuana doctors always uphold the highest standards when it comes to guiding you through the process of applying for your Medical Marijuana Card and understanding your qualifying conditions. Whether you suffer from Crohn’s Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, or any other qualifying condition, our compassion doctors are here to help.