Learn How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

Access Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania Legally with CCC’s Guidance

    Get Your MMJ Card!

    PA’s Most-Trusted MMJ Certification Provider

    At CCC, it’s our mission to help patients access the resources they need to achieve a better quality of life. We’ve helped more than 100,000 patients and earned our reputation as one of the most-trusted medical marijuana certification providers in Pennsylvania by providing compassionate care and expert guidance since 2016.

    Why choose us? From our trusted and certified medical marijuana doctors on staff, to our streamlined PA MMJ certification and card renewal process, we make everything as easy and convenient as possible for you – the patient. Rest assured, we’ll support you every step of the way on your wellness journey!

    How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

    Step 1: Book An Appointment With CCC

    Schedule an appointment with CCC to meet virtually with a certified PA medical marijuana doctor at a time that is most convenient for you. You will need to provide medical documentation for your qualifying condition, as well as a current PA state ID or driver’s license. You’ll also need to set up an account with the Department of Health prior to your first appointment – our team will give you all the details!

    Step 2: Talk to Your Certified Physician

    You’ll meet with your certifying physician virtually via video chat or in-person at our Butler location. During the appointment, the doctor will thoroughly discuss your medical condition, symptoms, and any current or previous medications you’ve used. Together, you’ll create a personalized cannabis medicine treatment plan tailored to your needs.

    *Patients who prefer an in-person certification can schedule an appointment in our main Butler office location, available on Tuesdays. Please call us at 888-316-9085 for appointment availability and scheduling.

    Step 3: Get Your Card!

    Once approved by a certifying physician, you’ll log back into your Department of Health account, and pay your $50 state fee. The PA Department of Health will then send you the physical ID card in the mail. Once in hand, you can visit and purchase medical marijuana from any dispensary in the state of PA!

    Patients are required to renew their license annually by consulting with a licensed physician again. CCC will reach out to you as your annual certification expiration approaches to assist you with scheduling your renewal appointment.



      Melinda M

      I suffer from anxiety so waiting for the call to be certified was scary. I have a hard time talking to strangers &w/video calls. I was so happy that once the call started I was put at ease. From the moment I got my notice to re-certify I was on high anxiety. The CCC doctors and staff walked me through everything. They truly are caring and compassionate. I’m very grateful

      David S

      This was my 4th time with CCC since starting this journey. I want to be treated like a person not a $$$. I’d like to pay a fair price for the service I receive, and as much as possible, I need my appointments to be on my schedule. They have exceeded all of my requirements to the point that it never crossed my mind to go anywhere else and I’m looking forward to possibly speaking to the same folks next year.

      Samuel R

      These guys make it so quick and convenient to renew or get certified for your medical card and will do anything to ensure you receive it and get an appointment with a Dr. Been with these guys 3 years now n never had an issue with anything at all, and may I add that the fee is rather cheap also compared to other places!! Very happy with the service & experience I had with compassionate certification center.... I'd highly recommend going here to get certified for your medical marijuana card!! Thanks as always!! See yah next year!!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is CCC?

    • CCC is a physician-owned MMJ certification center dedicated to supporting patients by providing legal access to medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
    • We work directly with state-approved and background-checked certifying physicians to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.
    • Since 2016, we’ve helped more than 100,000 patients receive a medical marijuana card.
    • Read our 5-star patient reviews to see why our certifying doctors and staff are among the most trusted in PA and WV!

    Does CCC provide virtual visits and telemedicine services?

    Yes! We provide easy and convenient virtual appointments through our state-of-the-art telemedicine platform. At CCC, your privacy and care is our top priority. That’s why we use industry-leading software to ensure all patient appointments are private and we adhere to strict HIPAA security requirements.

    Is medical marijuana legal in Pennsylvania?

    Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Pennsylvania. The state legalized medical marijuana in April of 2016 with the passing of the Medical Marijuana Act, allowing patients with qualifying conditions to register for and access medical cannabis products from dispensaries licensed by the state.

    Who can participate in the PA Medical Marijuana Program?

    Pennsylvania residents with an approved serious medical condition listed below can be certified by a doctor to participate in the PA Medical Marijuana Program. If you believe you have an approved serious medical condition, contact the CCC team by calling 888-316-9085 or click here to register online.


    Our trusted consultants will confidentially discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the PA Medical Marijuana Program and how our certification process works. We will review your medical records and pre-qualify you for free. Then you’ll set up an appointment either online or virtually with one of our trusted cannabis medicine physicians.

    What do I need when applying for a medical marijuana card in PA?

    You will need a valid PA ID, such as a driver’s license, along with medical documentation verifying your qualifying condition. No documentation? No problem! We offer an affordable evaluation service based on your condition.

    How much does it cost to apply for a medical marijuana card in PA?

    • Initial doctor visits are $150.
    • Every year, you need to return to CCC to renew your card for a $125 fee.
    • There is also a $50 fee to register with the state.
    • We understand the importance of affordability! That’s why we offer price matching. For more details, please call us at 888-316-9085.

    Do I need a referral from a marijuana doctor in PA?

    • No, you can schedule an appointment with us to receive your certification, insurance does not cover cannabis appointments as it’s still considered federally illegal in the United States.
    • While many patients come to us already with a diagnosis from another physician, CCC offers an affordable evaluation service based on your condition. Ask our patient care staff for more details.

    How often do I need to renew my medical marijuana card in PA?

    PA Medical Marijuana Patients will need to renew their license annually by consulting with a licensed physician again. CCC will contact you as your annual certification expiration approaches to assist you with scheduling your renewal appointment.

    What types of medical marijuana products are available in PA?

    The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program has approved the following methods of consumption for patients. While there are more ways to consume medical marijuana, patients are only legally permitted to do so in PA under the following methods:

    • Sublingual (placed under the tongue): Oils and Tinctures
    • Oral: Pills or Capsules
    • Inhaled: Extracts or Vapes
    • Topicals: Creams or Patches

    Can I grow my own marijuana plants with a medical marijuana card in PA?

    No. In Pennsylvania, you cannot legally grow your own marijuana plants, even if you have a medical marijuana card. The Medical Marijuana Act in Pennsylvania does not permit patients to cultivate their own cannabis plants.

    Can I travel out of state with medical marijuana, or access another state's dispensaries?

    • No, as a Pennsylvania medical marijuana cardholder, you cannot legally travel out of state with medical marijuana, nor can you access dispensaries in other states.
    • Each state has its own laws regarding medical marijuana, and Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program does not extend beyond its borders.
    • Transporting medical marijuana across state lines is illegal, even if you have a valid medical marijuana card.

    If the patient is a minor or homebound, can they get medical marijuana in PA?

    • Patients under 18 years old CAN be certified to use medical marijuana if they have any of the state’s qualifying conditions. They also must have a caregiver who is approved by the department of health in order to obtain medical marijuana.
    • A “caregiver” who is designated by the patient and approved by the department will be able to obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary located in the commonwealth that has a validly issued permit from the department in order for the caregiver to deliver medical marijuana to the patient.
    • Ask our patient care staff for more details about becoming a Caregiver.

    Will I need a PA medical card if cannabis is approved for recreational use in PA?

    • Yes, if cannabis is approved for recreational use in Pennsylvania, you would still need a medical marijuana card to access medical marijuana.
    • While recreational use would mean that cannabis is legal for adult use in the state, the medical marijuana program would likely continue to operate separately, providing additional benefits and access to medical cannabis products for patients with qualifying conditions, such as stronger and more rigorously tested products.

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