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Medical Marijuana in PA

Please see a complete list of qualifying conditions to be approved for the use of medical cannabis in PA.

For a full list of the rules and regulations regarding the dispensing of medicinal cannabis, please follow this link to the official site of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.

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Patients who want to participate in the medical cannabis program must complete the following steps:

  1. Visit the Patients and Caregivers Registry to create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry (you will receive a Patient ID #).

  2. Obtain a physician’s certification from Herbal Advantage PA over the phone.

  3. Return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay the $50 fee for your medical marijuana ID card.

  4. Await the arrival of your card in the mail, usually about 7-10 business days.

  5. Once you have your ID card, you can visit any dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania. 

  6. Currently, card renewal is required by the Department of Health every 12 months.

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