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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.
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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.
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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.
Intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.
A complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors.
Disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a given part of the body.
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.
A transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain.
Eye conditions marked by increase intraocular pressure that can cause blindness.
HIV / AIDS
Human immunodeficiency virus that over time causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
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.
Seizures that can not be completely controlled by medicines
A disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves.
Degenerative nerve diseases affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function.
Damage to the nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord.
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.
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”.
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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.
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.