Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania
A medical marijuana card, or an MMJ card for short, gives individuals the ability to legally shop for medical marijuana that they can use to treat certain medical conditions. Find out how you can apply for an MMJ card in Pennsylvania. For support and information on receiving a medical marijuana card, give us a call on 888-316-9085 or complete our online form!
Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
After years of being considered a controversial drug, the medical and therapeutic benefits of marijuana have come to light, encouraging more people to now consider taking it for medical purposes. In 2004, the PA Medical Marijuana Program was established, allowing anyone with a state MMJ card to possess, shop for, and even cultivate medical marijuana. Today, there are 3.6 million medical marijuana users across 36 states in America.
How can I get an MMJ card in Pennsylvania?
The state of Pennsylvania is one of the 36 states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and as of 2021, there are over 300,000 medical marijuana users in the state.
To apply for an MMJ card you must:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Have proof of being a legal resident of Pennsylvania
Next, you need to log into the Patients and Caregivers Registry on the state’s Department of Health site and create a profile, providing all the relevant information about yourself.
After this, you need to visit a licensed doctor who is registered with Pennsylvania’s Department of Health. Here, you’ll need to produce your entire medical history and if you have a condition that’s treatable with medical marijuana, the doctor will give you a recommendation.
When you have the doctor’s recommendation, you can complete your registration on the Patients and Caregivers Registry, make the payment and wait for your card to arrive.
How can Compassionate Certification Centers help me?
We make it our job to make sure that our clients receive their medical marijuana cards without any hassle. We will give you a comprehensive medical assessment and all the support you need during your journey to getting your own MMJ card for medical treatment.
If you’re interested in our services, call us on 888-316-9085.
Here are some of our other services:
- Allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment
- CBD consultations
- Endocannabinoid DNA testing
- Naturopathic medical support
- Nutritional services
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use this card in other states outside Pennsylvania?
You can use an out-of-state MMJ card in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- Washington D.C.
For the remaining states, you will not be able to use your Pennsylvania MMJ card to purchase or possess medical marijuana.
How do I renew my MMJ card in PA?
Normally, you’ll receive an email 60 days before your card expires reminding you that you need to renew your MMJ card.
Simply log back into your account on the Department of Health site and pay a $50 renewal fee, and then ask a doctor to recertify you.
When will I receive my card?
The card will require 7 days to print and will be sent to you via mail after about two weeks.
What will happen if I possess medical marijuana in PA without an MMJ card?
First, you need to remember that you can only use medical marijuana in Pennsylvania if you have an MMJ card. If you are caught possessing marijuana without a card, you may face fines of up to $500 or 30 days in jail.
What kinds of medical marijuana can I buy with my card in PA?
You can buy medical marijuana in these forms:
- Topical creams and lotions