How do I get a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania?

If you’re looking to consume cannabis in Pennsylvania, there may be a long wait for adult-use marijuana purchases. Advocates in the state are working to pass legislation, but it will take a while to get recreational dispensaries licensed and operational. The best way to purchase legal cannabis in Pennsylvania is to get your medical marijuana card.

Qualifying Medical Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

If you have a qualifying medical condition, the process is easy with Telehealth service HelloMD. Qualifying medical conditions in the state of Pennsylvania include:

  • 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

It’s as simple as following these four steps to secure your medical weed card and begin making legal, medical cannabis purchases.

Step 1. Register for Your Medical Marijuana Card

The easiest way to get started on the process of getting a medical marijuana card is to register with HelloMD and provide basic information about yourself.

All you need to do is create a login, give some basic information and book a consultation!

Alternatively, you can register for the program through the Medical Marijuana Registry on the Pennsylvania state website.

Step 2. Consult with a HelloMD Practitioner

Next, you will talk with a Pennsylvania practitioner online via Telehealth. The licensed practitioner will certify that you suffer from one medical condition that qualifies for medical marijuana. This process usually takes around 15-20 minutes.

If approved, your practitioner will submit their certification directly to the Medical Marijuana Registry.

HelloMD practitioners will also provide you with advice on using medical marijuana for your ailments.

Step 3. Pay for your Medical Cannabis ID Card Online

After your consultation, you will receive an email confirmation from the DOH, with instructions on how to pay for your medical marijuana ID card.

The cost of a medical marijuana ID card is $50. Patients who participate in assistance programs including Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC may be eligible for fee reductions.

Allow 7-14 days to receive your printed card in the mail. Once you receive the card, you’re free to shop for marijuana at licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Pennsylvania!

Purchase Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Your practitioner should have already given you guidance on what types of weed products are best for your needs, but there will also be knowledgeable pharmacists at the dispensaries you shop at. They can help you choose cannabis products based on desired effects, price, or product type.

Visiting a dispensary is an easy and enjoyable process. Consult this guide for additional information on the process.

Get Your Medical Document & Purchase Medical Cannabis

It’s easy to get your medical document with the online Telehealth service HelloMD. Register, pay, and receive an online medical consultation with a licensed practitioner and start purchasing medical cannabis today.


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