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The Medical Marijuana Process in PA

Here at PA Medical Marijuana Doctor, we offer an outline of how exactly the process for applying for a medical marijuana card works in Philadelphia, PA. We understand that this is a new process for nearly all patients, but luckily, we are here to help you every step of the way.

If you think you want a MMJ card in Pennsylvania, you have to have a qualified condition. On our website, you can find the list of approved conditions for medical marijuana in PA. You also must be a Pennsylvania resident with an active driver’s license or state identification card.

Do you believe you may qualify for a MMJ card in Philadelphia? Then learn more about the process for applying for a medical marijuana card below.

How to Obtain A Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

There are several steps involved in the process for applying for a medical marijuana card. Patients in Philadelphia who want to participate in the program are required to do the following:

  1. Go online to the Patients and Caregivers Registry and create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry.
  2. Obtain a physician’s certification that you suffer from one of the serious medical conditions on the approved list of conditions for PA patients.     
  3. Re-visit the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a MMJ ID card.
  4. Purchase medical marijuana from an approved dispensary in Pennsylvania.

Experiencing Trouble When Registering?

The process of applying for a medical marijuana card on the PA Department of Health’s website is very specific. Double check that the information you type is accurate. If you submit information incorrectly twice, you will be locked out for 24 to 48 hours.

Regardless of if you are using a PA driver’s license or a PennDOT-issued ID card, ensure all information is entered exactly as it appears. If you’re still experiencing problems, check to make sure you’ve followed these steps:

  • Type all information (except email, username, and password) in ALL CAPITALS.
  • Do not enter spaces between the numbers in the driver’s license or PennDOT-issued ID card number.
  • Do not use any punctuation such as commas or periods when typing your address.
  • Example: if your address is listed as 100 W MAIN ST on your driver’s license – do not spell out WEST or STREET –  you must type it exactly as it appears.

Medical Cannabis Access for Patients in Philadelphia

Once you’ve been approved for a MMJ card in Philadelphia, medical marijuana patients in PA have access to cannabis in forms that include:

  • Oil
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Topical forms such as – gel, creams, or ointments
  • Tincture
  • A form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization, including dry leaf or plant form

Still have questions concerning the process of applying for a medical marijuana card in Philadelphia? The doctors at PA Medical Marijuana Doctor are here to help every step of the way. Book your consultation today and learn how you can receive alternative treatment to help alleviate the pain symptoms you’re experiencing.

To learn more about the medical marijuana program in PA, visit our FAQ page!

Dr. McCoy treated me with great compassion and took the time to listen to my needs. I really felt like he cared about helping me.

- Tyler

My son suggested I try using medical marijuana for my back pain. I made an appointment with Dr. McCoy, got my MMJ card, and my back has never felt better!

- Suzanne

I was skeptical of medical marijuana at first, but Dr. McCoy took the time to educate me and made the entire process of getting my MMJ card simple and straightforward.

- Jason

Step 1: Get Registered

Create a profile in the PA state Medical Marijuana Registry. This includes basic personal data like your name, current address, and contact information. You must have a Pennsylvania driver’s license or state ID card. 

Step 2: Get Certified

Schedule a consultation with PA Medical Marijuana Doctor to meet with a PA state-approved physician who can certify that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions to participate in PA’s medical marijuana program.

Step 3: Get Your Patient ID

Once you’re certified by an approved physician, return to the Medical Marijuana Registry and finish filling out your application for a medical marijuana ID card. Once you receive your card, you can purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary.