Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Use Program. What is it?

    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laws
    Pennsylvania Department of Health
    Medical Marijuana Program

    The Medical Marijuana registry in Pennsylvania is an electronic online database for the registration of qualified medical marijuana patients and certified MMJ physicians. To be able to legally obtain and use medical marijuana, you must be on this registry. There are a few steps to obtaining a medicinal marijuana card. The first step is to set up an appointment with a certified marijuana doctor. Most MMJ physicians provide MJ telemedicine, so if interested, check with your selected doctor to see if that is an option. At your appointment, you must provide documentation of your medical condition for which you’re seeking medical marijuana treatment. You may want to provide this documentation before your appointment; however, you may also take the medical documentation with you to your appointment. If you don’t provide this documentation to the doctor, he or she will not be able to evaluate you or recommend medical marijuana treatment. After a doctor recommends you for medical marijuana, you must apply to the Pennsylvania Marijuana Program and be approved for an MJ identification card.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGISTRY

Yes

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Dyskinetic/spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington's disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Intractable spasticity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Opioid dependency
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Terminal illness (defined as 12 months or fewer to live)
  • Tourette syndrome

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

30 day supply - only cannabis-infused polls, oils, topical ointments, tinctures or liquids are allowed.

HOME CULTIVATION

No

STATE LICENSED MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARIES

Yes, up to 25 growers and processors, and as many as 50 dispensaries, which could each operate three locations.

CAREGIVERS

Yes

RECIPROCITY

Under Section 2106 of the law, it is not a violation of state law “if a parent or guardian of a minor under 18 years of age lawfully obtains medical marijuana from another state, territory of the United States or any other country to be administered to the minor.”

    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Use Registry Identification Cards. How do I get one?

    Once certified by a marijuana doctor, MJ patients who are certified must apply to the Pennsylvania Department of Health to obtain a registry identification card. It’s important to note certified marijuana patients may designate up to two caregivers who may obtain and possess marijuana treatment products if they also apply for and are approved for an identification card. During your registration process, you may make these designations. Once issued a medical marijuana card, registered patients and caregivers may purchase medical marijuana products at a dispensary. From the date of issuance, registrations are valid for two years. You can look for a dispensary near you on the National Medical Marijuana Card Services platform.

    Find a licensed marijuana doctor nearby to get your recommendation for a medical marijuana card.

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    THC vs CBD, Indica vs Sativa. What are my options?

    Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis are available in Pennsylvania for qualified patients. Legal marijuana products can include flower, capsules, vape products, tinctures, edibles, and CBD, to name a few. Each state has different regulations in terms of what medical marijuana treatment products are allowed.


    Find Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program registry information. This includes general FAQs, approved medical conditions, steps to take to participate in the Pennsylvania MJ program as a patient, and marijuana card renewal information.

    Pennsylvania Department of Health