How to Get Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

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Do you suffer from chronic physical or mental problems such as glaucoma, general anxiety disorder, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, IBS, or epilepsy? If you live in the state of Pennsylvania, you could qualify to treat your condition with medical marijuana. Now legal in the state, medical marijuana has been proven to treat a host of both physical and mental/emotional disorders and chronic diseases and can be a viable alternative to prescription medications or opioids that are addictive and can have significant side effects.

Knowing the laws in Pennsylvania and the requirements for getting a medical marijuana card is the first step in treating your chronic symptoms and finding relief with medical marijuana. Here is more information on the laws and regulations and the steps to take to get your medical marijuana card. 

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How much does a medical marijuana card cost?

  • New Patient
  • $189
  • Initial patient evaluation and paperwork submission
  • Renewals
  • $139
  • Confirmation that the patient is still eligible for a medical marijuana card

*In Pennsylvania, a medical weed card costs $50 to register. Remember that this is an additional fee that isn’t included in the services we provide.

Is Medical Marijuana Legal in PA?

Medical marijuana was legalized in Pennsylvania on April 6, 2016 and became available in the state on February 15, 2018. To get a card, you must suffer from one of the qualifying conditions.

Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Requirements

According to Pennsylvania medical marijuana laws, you must be at least 18 years of age to get a medical marijuana card. Besides having one of the qualifying conditions, you should be able to prove state residence with a valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card. 

Parents can register as approved caregivers for those who are under 18 years of age and have one of the conditions that is approved to be treated by medical marijuana and buy it for their children. If you are not the parent, legal guardian, or spouse of the person you will be purchasing for, you will need to be designated as a third-party caregiver by the patient before applying for a medical marijuana card. 

If you do not have a medical marijuana card or if you have a card and do not buy your marijuana from a licensed dispensary in the state, you are committing a crime and can be punished. In Pennsylvania, possession of 30 g or less of marijuana can result in a $500 fine and up to 30 days in jail while anything over 30 g is a felony and can incur penalties of up to $15,000 and 3.5-5 years of jail time.

Requirements

Age

18 years old and older

Residents

Pennsylvania only

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

If you were diagnosed with one of the approved conditions, you should apply for the registration in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Registry, which will require a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID card. The next step is to have an approved physician verify that you suffer from a qualifying condition and who recommends that medical marijuana is a valid form of treatment. This physician can then submit the proper documentation to the Medical Marijuana Registry. 

You can schedule an appointment with approved physicians such as those who work with MDBerry in person or online to verify your condition and see if medical cannabis is the right choice for you. Once they approve you and send your paperwork to the registry, you can then go back to the registry’s website and pay for your card which will be immediately mailed to you. As soon as your card arrives in the mail, you can use it to visit one of the local licensed dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana there.

Why Choose MDBerry for Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

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If you qualify for the use of medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania, you should use MDBerry for your physician approval. MDBerry uses a telehealth platform and provides online verification 24/7. This means no waiting and no travel to start your journey toward better health. MDBerry is also HIPAA and ASA compliant, has a best price guarantee, and will not charge you if you are for some reason not approved for a card. Contact one of our licensed, approved physicians today to take the next step in getting a medical marijuana card.

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