How To Get Your MMJ Card In Pa

Do you need to know how to get your MMJ card in Pa? Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program provides patients access to state-run cannabis dispensaries, but it’s only for those with specific medical conditions.

What Are The Qualifying Medical Conditions?

To qualify for a physician’s certification, you must have a “serious medical condition”.
By Pa state law, this list of conditions includes:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette syndrome

What If I Think I’m Eligible?

If you believe you may be eligible due to your serious medical condition, you will need to visit the state website to register, and also find a doctor approved to participate in the program. The approved doctor will be able to certify that you are eligible for medical cannabis.

*Keep in mind, this doctor’s visit may not be covered by insurance and you may have to pay out-of-pocket.

There are four steps to participate in the program:

  1. Register on the state website
  2. See an approved practitioner to get certified
  3. Pay for your medical marijuana ID card
  4. Visit a Pennsylvania dispensary with your medical marijuana ID card

There is a full and detailed guide on the process on the state website.

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