Who Is Qualified for a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania?

Marijuana is no longer subject to state-level criminal penalties as long as the patient has a signed recommendation by their doctor stating that the plant can be used to treat or manage their medical condition. Visit homepage to get started.

Pennsylvania residents who qualify are required to sign up with the state Department of Health before they can get their Pennsylvania medical marijuana ID, a requirement for buying medical marijuana from any state-recognized dispensary. Right now, there are around 18 doctors who are approved to recommend medical marijuana in Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties and around 100 in the entire state. Approved forms of medical marijuana include pill, topical, liquid, tincture, oil, and nebule.

To qualify for a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, a patient should be no less than 18 years of age. An Approved Caregiver may register on behalf of an underage patient.

The patient must have any of these conditions as listed by the Marijuana Advisory Board (note that the board adds new conditions to this list now and again:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS)



Crohn’s Disease

Nervous Tissue of Spinal Cord Damage




Huntington’s Disease


Intractable Seizures

Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathies Parkinson’s Disease


Severe chronic or intractable pain

Sickle Cell Anemia

Another requirement is that the patient should be a Pennsylvanian resident and able to provide proof through a copy of their state Driver’s License or any State-issued ID that shows their present address.

Patients must secure a recommendation from DOH-registered doctors, and doctors must submit patient certification forms.

After getting a doctor’s recommendation, a patient has to complete their application before paying for their medical marijuana ID card. For this, they will have to supply a digital photo ID and a current digital picture.

While some medical marijuana users claim to have a doctor’s prescription, truth is, this is prohibited. Marijuana is federally classified as a schedule I drug, which means doctors cannot prescribe marijuana to their patients, and medical marijuana patients cannot just buy it from a pharmacy. Instead, medical marijuana doctors give patients a medical marijuana recommendation as mandated by state law. Visit this site for more info.

In April 2017, state regulators proposed putting up an online registry of doctors who could provide medical marijuana recommendations, making the process quicker for qualified Pennsylvanian patients. However, the Pennsylvania DOH eventually ruled that doctors would not be required to participate in the registry or in the medical cannabis program of the state in general. If they do want to take part in the registry, physicians will be required to complete a special four-hour training course.

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Who Is Qualified for a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania?
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