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Check the cannabis laws in Pennsylvania and your qualifying conditions with Heally services. Apply for the MMIC in Pennsylvania in 15 minutes without leaving home. Schedule a consultation with licensed doctors via our HIPAA-compliant telehealth services. It is easy to get a cannabis card in Pennsylvania: register with Heally and the PA DOH, visit a doctor online, and obtain your MMJ certification by email

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How to get a medical marijuana card in PA

The process of obtaining a cannabis card in Pennsylvania is divided into two stages. First, you need to get a recommendation from the doctor; our service will help you with this. Then you must register with the Medical Marijuana Registry, pay a state fee, and receive a patient ID number. You can use medical cannabis in Pennsylvania after registering with the state, making a state payment, and getting a marijuana card.

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    Register with the Medical Marijuana Registry

    Those who need a medical cannabis card will need to sign up with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH). To do this, you will need to provide your name, address, and contact information. You will need a driver’s license or state ID number to finish registration. You have to provide a valid email address and a password. Not only that, but you will receive a special user ID and password after completing the registration procedure, enabling you to access the department's services. Furthermore, you can use the department's services, like getting birth and death certificates, applying for medical marijuana cards, and more, once you log in. You should register with the PA Department of Health before contacting the doctor.
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    Register with Heally

    Fill out our quick intake form to make an appointment with a Pennsylvania-approved doctor. Signing up with Heally will take no more than 5 minutes. You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, working email, and some other information. We keep your information confidential and protected in accordance with HIPAA requirements. After registration is finished, you will be able to choose a doctor and book a consultation online at a convenient time for you.
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    Visit online consultation with your medical marijuana doctor

    Contact a certified PA medical marijuana doctor online. Your appointment will generally last about 15 minutes. During the meeting, the doctor will determine whether your condition meets the qualifying conditions for getting MMIC in Pennsylvania. You may ask any question about treatment with medical marijuana. If you meet the qualifying conditions, the doctor will send you recommendations via email. The doctor can also update your information in your Pennsylvania Department of Health account and record that you have a prescription for medical marijuana treatment. The cost for the online consultation with a PA doctor is $149 if you are approved.
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    Pay state fee

    After getting the doctor’s prescription, you will need to log in to your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Registry and pay the state fee of $50. Patients who participate in assistance programs, including Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC, may be eligible for a $25 fee reduction.
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    Receive your medical marijuana card in PA

    Wait for your medical card to be issued. The whole process, from the beginning of registration to receiving the card, can take up to 21 days. The doctor will either mail your MJ card to you, submit it to the Medical Marijuana Registry, or send it to your pharmacy of choice. Your medical marijuana card is valid for 52 weeks in Pennsylvania. You can renew your cannabis card.
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    Contact a dispensary for medical cannabis

    After obtaining an MMJ card, you can use medical marijuana in official dispensaries in Pennsylvania. You can do this with your new cannabis card. Pay attention to the cannabis laws in the state: you can use only medical marijuana.

Not sure if you qualify?

Don't worry, if the doctor does not approve you, you will get your money back.

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Qualifying conditions for getting a marijuana card in PA

In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana is legal and available to those who qualify for a medical marijuana card. In order to obtain a medical marijuana card, individuals must meet certain qualifications and follow the state’s guidelines.

  • To qualify for an MMIC in Pennsylvania, an individual must be a resident of the state and have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID.
  • The individual must also be diagnosed with one of the qualifying medical conditions, as outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • Additionally, a physician must certify that the individual has one of these conditions and that the medical use of marijuana is likely to improve the patient’s symptoms or condition.
  • Lastly, the individual must register with the PA Department of Health in order to obtain a medical marijuana card.

Pennsylvania State Process for Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Patients must pre-register with the state to be issued a PA Patient ID number through the Dept of Health here
  2. The physician will pass all required details to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Registry following your appointment — our team does all the difficult work for you!
  3. To get your medical card, simply log back into the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Registry at this domain: https://padohmmp.custhelp.com/app/login
  4. Complete the application
  5. Pay the $50 fee
    • Patients who participate in assistance programs, including Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC, may be eligible for a $25 fee reduction.
  6. Sit back and wait to receive your card in the mail
    • The state will mail your medical card to your address. It normally takes about 1-2 weeks to arrive after you’ve paid the fee. The card will be valid for 1 year.
  7. Once you receive your card, you can legally get cannabis from any approved dispensary
    • To get medical cannabis, you must bring your medical cannabis card and a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license, with you to the pharmacy.

Warning: You must complete these steps within 60 days of your physician's approval! The certifying physician will need to resubmit your certificate to the state for a fee if they are not completed in time.

Marijuana Medical Card Renewal in Pennsylvania

Your medical cannabis card in Pennsylvania is valid for one year. Both Heally and the PA Health Department will warn you 60 days in advance that your card is expiring. You need to renew it to continue using medical cannabis as part of your treatment. MMJ card renewal in Pennsylvania is a relatively simple process. Patients who have already obtained a medical marijuana card in the state of Pennsylvania can easily renew their card with a few steps.

Step 1. Sign up with the PA Department of Health and fill out the renewal application

The first step in the renewal process is to update their information in the Medical Marijuana Registry. Patients can find the updated form in their Pennsylvania Department of Health account account. As a patient, you must provide your personal information, the name of the recommending physician, and the date of getting your last medical marijuana card.

Step 2. Sign up with Heally and get recommendations from the cannabis doctor

Then, you should apply for a follow-up consultation with a physician. You can use Heally's service again. A second consultation with a doctor will cost less - only $99. The doctor will update your information in the medical register, send you recommendations, and confirm that you need to continue your marijuana treatment during the consultation.

Step 3. Pay state fee

Log in to your DOH account again and pay the state fee of $50. The state fee is
less for Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC program participants.

Step 4. Get your marijuana card

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will send you a cannabis card in 2–5
days. It will be valid for the next 52 weeks

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Medical marijuana card for minors in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, minors are able to get medical marijuana cards with the help of a parent or legal caregiver. This is a major step forward for those suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, and other medical conditions that can be alleviated with the use of medical cannabis.

The process of getting a medical marijuana card for minors in Pennsylvania is simple. First, the parent or caregiver of the minor must visit a physician who is certified to recommend medical marijuana. You can do it without leaving home with Heally's telehealth platform. The physician will then assess the minor’s condition and decide if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment. If the physician decides that medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment, they will then fill out the necessary paperwork to apply for the cannabis card.

Once the application is approved, the minor will receive their medical marijuana card.

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Register a caregiver in PA with Heally

Not all patients can independently obtain a medical cannabis card for health reasons. In this PA case, their caregivers will help them. The caregiver may be a person over the age of 21 who lives in Pennsylvania and has no criminal record in the last 5 years. Minors, disabled individuals, or people who require in-home support need a caregiver to get an MMIC.

Like a patient, a caregiver must register with PA DOH, but using a Patient and Caregiver Registration form, choose the "Caregiver Registering for a New Patient" option. After registration, the caregiver will get instructions by email. The average time for approval of a caregiver’s application is 4-6 weeks.

If you are a caregiver and need help getting a patient card, contact Heally. To increase the likelihood of approval, we will walk you through the entire process step-by-step.

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Marijuana laws in Pennsylvania

Marijuana laws in PA are constantly evolving. Currently, the state has legalized medical marijuana, but recreational use is still illegal. Pennsylvania has also decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Under this law, possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana is a summary offense, punishable by a fine of up to $100. Possession of larger amounts of marijuana can result in more serious charges.

Medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania and is available to patients with certain medical conditions. Qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Patients must register with the state and obtain a medical marijuana card in order to use medical marijuana. Dispensaries are available throughout the state and are regulated by the PA DOH.

In Pennsylvania, obtaining a MMIC is a relatively straightforward process, as long as you meet the state's requirements. To get a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania, you must have a qualifying medical condition, be certified by a physician, and register with the state’s medical marijuana program.

How does Heally work in Pennsylvania?

Getting a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania with Heally is a fast and simple process. First, you will need to create an account on Heally's website. After that, you will be asked to fill out a short medical questionnaire. Once you have completed the questionnaire, a Heally physician will review your information and determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana card. If you are approved, you will receive your card in the mail.

Consultations with marijuana doctors via the Heally telehealth platform are available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week, and everything can be done online. Heally makes the process of getting an MMJ card fast and easy.

Heally also offers useful tools like a library of educational materials and a support staff that can address any queries you may have. With Heally, you can get your MMIC quickly and easily.

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Why choose Heally

Benefits of working with Heally:

If you are not approved for a medical cannabis card, we will refund your money. This way, you don't lose anything.

Before you register for our service - you can contact us and get advice. You won't have to spend time researching marijuana laws in Pennsylvania on your own - rely on our experience.

Possibility to extend the validity of the MMJ card for a year with maximum time savings.

The confidentiality of your information is subject to strict HIPAA requirements.

Possibility to get a marijuana card without leaving home. You can send documents, meet with a doctor, and get a certificate online.

Step-by-step support in the process of obtaining a medical cannabis card. We will describe to you in detail the entire process of obtaining a marijuana card and guide you through all the legal points.

Cannabis types in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, there are two types of cannabis available: medical and recreational. Medical marijuana is regulated by the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program (MMP), and recreational marijuana is regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Those who possess a current medical marijuana card issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health are eligible to use medical cannabis. This type of cannabis is used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including chronic pain, seizures, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Medical marijuana is available in the form of pills, oils, topical creams, tinctures, and dry leaves. Consumers must get these products from a licensed dispensary. Patients who possess a current medical marijuana card are able to use these products. Patients must be certified by a doctor registered with the MMP and have a diagnosis of one of the qualifying medical conditions.

Recreational cannabis is not yet legal in Pennsylvania. However, it is expected to become legal in the near future. Possession of any amount of recreational cannabis is a criminal offense.

Not sure if you qualify? Don't worry, if the doctor does
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Frequently asked questions about getting a marijuana card in PA

How to apply for a medical marijuana card in PA online?

Applying for a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania is a relatively simple process. First, you must register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH). To do this, you will need to create an account on the PA DOH website, which requires some basic personal information, such as your name, address, and date of birth. A driver's license or state ID card serving as proof of residency in Pennsylvania is required once your account has been created. You must also provide proof of your qualifying medical condition, which may be in the form of a doctor's certification or your medical records. Once all the required documents are submitted, your application will be reviewed, and if approved, you will receive your medical weed card.

Does Pennsylvania accept out-of-state MMJ cards?

No, Pennsylvania does not recognize cards for medical marijuana (MMJ) from other states. People must be registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and possess a current Pennsylvania MMJ card in order to use medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. Out-of-state MMJ cards are not accepted in Pennsylvania, and individuals must complete the registration process in order to get medical marijuana in the state.

What are Pennsylvania's marijuana laws?

Pennsylvania has legalized the use of medical marijuana for certain medical conditions, but recreational marijuana is still illegal in the state. Possession of small amounts of marijuana is a misdemeanor offense, with a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $500. Possession of larger amounts of marijuana can result in felony charges, with a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. The cultivation and sale of marijuana are both felonies, with a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Furthermore, Pennsylvania has a "zero tolerance" policy for driving while intoxicated, which means that any detectable level of marijuana in a driver's system is illegal.

What is the price of a cannabis card in Pennsylvania?

Depending on the kind of card you want, obtaining one in Pennsylvania costs a different amount. Generally, a medical marijuana card will cost $200, and a caregiver card will cost the same. If you are looking to obtain a grower/processor license, the cost will be $10,000. Additionally, if you are looking to obtain a dispensary permit, the cost will be $5,000. Ultimately, the cost of a cannabis card in Pennsylvania will depend on the type of card you are looking to obtain.

How do I qualify for a marijuana card in Pennsylvania?

To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania, an individual must be a resident of the state and have a qualifying medical condition. Qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, intractable pain, and other conditions. To apply for a medical marijuana card, an individual must obtain a certification from a physician registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The physician must certify that the individual has a qualifying condition and that medical marijuana may help treat it. After obtaining the certification, the individual must register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and submit the necessary documents. After the application is processed, the individual will receive a medical marijuana card, which will allow them to use medical marijuana products from a dispensary.

Is cannabis legal in Pennsylvania?

Cannabis is a drug that is currently illegal in most states across the United States. However, in recent years, many states have begun to legalize cannabis for medical and/or recreational use. In Pennsylvania, the use of cannabis is still illegal, except for medical use, which was legalized in 2016. Therefore, the answer to the question, "Is cannabis legal in Pennsylvania?" is no, except for medical use.

What documents do you need to get a weed card in PA?

To get a cannabis card in Pennsylvania, you need a document that confirms your identity. This can be a driver's license or any valid state-issued ID card. Such a document is needed to confirm that you are a resident of Pennsylvania.

How long does it take to get an MMIC in Pennsylvania for the first time?

If you are getting a weed card for the first time, it may take you about 21 days. It takes time to coordinate all the documents and get the PA Department of Health approval.

How long does it take to renew an MMJ card in Pennsylvania?

Renewing a cannabis card in PA will take 2 to 5 days. However, some patients may expect up to 30 days.

How long is an MMIC valid in Pennsylvania?

The marijuana card is valid for a year. After 52 weeks, you will need to renew your marijuana card. You will receive a notification 60 days before your MMJ card expires.

Is it possible to get a cannabis card for minors in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, minors are able to obtain a medical marijuana card with parental consent. The minor must be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, such as cancer, autism, or chronic pain, and the parent must provide written consent for the minor to receive medical marijuana. The minor must also be under the care of a physician and have a valid medical marijuana card. The parent must also provide proof of identity and residency in Pennsylvania. Once the application is approved, the minor will be able to get medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary.

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Dr. Benjamin Krasne is a board-certified anesthesiologist. After attending the University of Florida, Dr. Ben matriculated to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Krasne completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2017. Since graduating residency Dr. Krasne has worked throughout the United States as a traveling anesthesiologist while providing remote driven out-patient clinical services as well.

We updated this information on 24.10.2023
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