How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card From a Pennsylvania Doctor Today

From prohibition to the majority of states now permitting the use of medical marijuana, the nationwide campaign to allow patients to take advantage of the benefits of medical cannabis has been a resounding success. Within the State of Pennsylvania, you need a medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis legally. We can help you get a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card without any hassle or considerable expense. At CannabisRxHealth, we understand the system and have helped thousands of native Pennsylvanians receive the certification they need to acquire a Pennsylvania medical card. Read on to find out more about the process of getting a Pennsylvania weed card.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card From a PA Doctor Today

Do you suffer from a condition that qualifies you for a PA medical marijuana card?

If so, CannabisRxHealth can help you register with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and give you access to medical marijuana dispensaries across the state. Here’s what you need to know about getting your medical marijuana card in PA.

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in PA

 Are you wondering, “How to get a medical marijuana card in PA?” The process is relatively simple. If eligible, you can obtain the referral you need from CannabisRxHealth for a low price, and we’ll help you through the process of registering with the state.

Who qualifies for a medical marijuana card, and how does the application process work? Let’s take a look. 

Qualifying

 Laws relating to medical marijuana within the Commonwealth tightly limit who qualifies for medical cards. As of this writing, there are 23 qualifying conditions stated. You must prove that you suffer from one of these 23 qualifying conditions in order to be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania.

 Here are some of the qualifying conditions in PA:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Terminal illness

The majority of applicants who apply for a medical card in PA already suffer from one of the 23 qualifying conditions. As a result, qualifying is usually a relatively straightforward process. You’re simply required to follow the necessary steps outlined by PA Medical Marijuana Program to register. 

 At CannabisRxHealth, our professionals examine your medical records and inform you whether you would qualify under the state’s laws. If there’s any confusion about whether you qualify, don’t be afraid to get in touch.

Registering with the Medical Marijuana Registry

 All applicants for a PA medical marijuana card must register with the state’s Medical Marijuana Program before they can legally purchase medical marijuana from a registered dispensary.

First, you’ll need to visit the website and create a profile with the Patient and Caregiver Registry.

To qualify, you’ll need the following:

  • To be at least 18 years of age when submitting an application.
  • Proof of residence in Pennsylvania.
  • State-issued ID card or a driving license.
  • Valid email address.

To register, simply select “Adult Patient Registration” and fill in the fields on-screen. You’ll receive a verification email after creating your profile. Click on this link to validate your email address.

Written Certification from a Physician

 As part of applying for a PA medical marijuana license, you need to have written certification from a physician who will attest to your need for medicinal marijuana. Under state law, a doctor who is registered with the program must perform an in-person examination.

 At CannabisRxHealth, we can perform this examination for you and provide the written certification needed for your PA medical marijuana application.

 All you have to do is tap the “GET STARTED” button and fill in some personal details. Use our online scheduling feature to choose an appointment time that suits you.

 We understand that many of our patients live busy lives, or find it difficult to attend, so that’s why we ensure the average appointment with us lasts for just 15 minutes.

 We’ll examine your medical records and any other evidence you may have of one of the 23 qualifying conditions. If we don’t believe you qualify for the program, we’ll fully refund our fee, so it costs you nothing to apply.

Everything You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Medical marijuana laws across the country can be complex. Every state makes its own rules, and laws in PA are strict, permitting only the purchasing of medical marijuana in certain situations.

Recreational marijuana use remains illegal statewide. However, certain cities within the Commonwealth have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana.

You need to be informed about how the medical marijuana program works in PA to avoid breaking the law.

General Overview

 Governor Wolf signed the law that legalized medical marijuana throughout the state on April 6th, 2016. However, dispensaries didn’t open their doors to patients for the first time until February 2018.

Medical marijuana has improved the lives of countless Pennsylvanians suffering from chronic conditions. Although the medical relief provided is long overdue, we have seen extremely positive changes in the quality of life for our clients who obtained their PA medical marijuana card through CannabisRxHealth.

Qualifying Conditions

 It is impossible to obtain your medical card online without an in-person visit to one of the licensed marijuana doctors in PA.

We have helped thousands of people through our team of qualified medical marijuana doctors in Pennsylvania.

There are a lot of questions about the chronic conditions that should qualify for the program. However, you can be sure that if you suffer from nausea, muscle spasms, or chronic pain, the chances are your condition is covered.

The Harvard Medical School reveals that cannabis is mainly used for general pain relief, so any condition that requires pain relief is likely to qualify.

If you have any questions about the different symptoms and conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana card in PA, get in touch with us at CannabisRxHealth.

What Can I Get with My Medical Card?

 With more than 60 dispensaries located across the state, a medical cardholder can enter and buy cannabis products in any of these dispensaries.

There is a long list of different products you’re entitled to buy with a medical cannabis card, including:

  • Tinctures
  • Oils
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Dried flower

A strange quirk in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana laws is it’s still illegal to smoke dried flower. On the other hand, it’s legal to vaporize it. Unlike in other states, you won’t be able to purchase dried flower for rolling a joint without breaking the law.

Possession Limits

 PA prevents medical marijuana patients from buying more than a 30-day supply. What constitutes a 30-day supply depends entirely on the person’s condition. Your medical marijuanas PA doctor will be able to change your supply if your initial prescription isn’t sufficient.

Possession laws in Pennsylvania state that the cultivation of marijuana remains illegal, even if you qualify for a medical marijuana card.

Consumption of medical marijuana must take place in a private space, such as your personal residence. Although Act 16 doesn’t state where consumption of cannabis is permitted, many cities outlaw medical marijuana consumption in all public places.

Caregiver Laws

 For patients who require assistance, PA protects caregivers legally. A single patient may designate up to two caregivers who can make purchases on their behalf.

Caregivers approved by the Department of Health (DOH) must be at least 21-years-old and may act as caregivers for up to five patients at once.

Caregivers are required to apply through the medical marijuana program in the same manner as a patient. The difference is caregivers are required to undergo a background check.

For medical marijuana patients under the age of 18, a caregiver must purchase the marijuana on their behalf. Plus, they must also supply proof of their legal guardianship when making their applications.

Upon receiving a caregiver medical marijuana card, caregivers are legally able to purchase cannabis at approved dispensaries, possess marijuana, transport marijuana across the state, and administer medical marijuana to their patients.

PA Medical Marijuana Card FAQs

 The current state of PA’s laws on medical marijuana can confuse many patients about the process and where they stand. If you need answers, here are some of the most common medical marijuana questions.

Q. How much does a medical marijuana card in PA cost?

A. It costs $50 for both patients and caregivers to obtain a medical marijuana card. There are no discounts for students, seniors, or the disabled. Everyone pays the same price.

Q.  How long is my medical card valid for?

A. The maximum length is one year. You’ll be notified a few weeks before it expires that you need to renew the card. We can help you undertake the renewal process at a discounted rate.

Q. Where can I buy my medical marijuana when I receive my card?

A. Any of the 60 approved dispensaries throughout the state. There are no restrictions on where you can purchase your medical marijuana.

Q. How much does it cost to get my certification with CannabisRxHealth?

A. It costs $199 for an initial consultation. We charge just $159 for renewals.

Q. Will insurance cover the cost of my consultation?

A. Not necessarily. Health insurers are not required to cover healthcare costs relating to marijuana. Some insurers do offer coverage, however, so check with your insurer first.

Q. What do I need to bring to my CannabisRxHealth appointment?

A. We need to see proof of residence and proof of your medical condition. This could include your medical records or your current prescriptions. We recommend bringing as much documentation as you have available.

Q. How long will my appointment last?

A. The average appointment time is just 15 minutes. You’re welcome to ask any questions you might have during your appointment. We never rush our clients.

Q. Is my medical card valid immediately upon certification?

A. Yes. We can help you with the process of getting your temporary license before the state sends your permanent license through the mail. That means you’ll be able to purchase medical marijuana within a matter of hours.

Q. What if my application is denied?

A. At CannabisRxHealth, we don’t believe in barriers to healthcare. That’s why if we can’t approve your application for a medical card, we’ll refund your consultation fee in full.

Benefits of Obtaining a Cannabis Card in Pennsylvania

 Research into medical marijuana has exploded across the world. Study after study demonstrates that cannabis offers real benefits to patients with chronic conditions. This is why the majority of U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Just some of the scientifically proven benefits of cannabis include:

  • Pain relief
  • Prevents seizures
  • Reduces the onset of muscle spasms
  • Stops nausea
  • Improves poor appetite
  • Reduces anxiety

These are only some of the proven benefits. It’s widely expected that as funding increases and more long-term studies are conducted that this list will continue to grow.

Physicians are increasingly looking towards using medical cannabis as a treatment option because it lacks many of the common side effects of prescription opioids. These include the potential for dependency, side effects, and the risk of accidental overdose.

Plus, switching from pharmaceuticals to cannabis dramatically reduces the overall cost of healthcare. We believe in slashing the cost of healthcare, so that’s why we are so passionate about helping our clients to get certified.

When you obtain your medical card in PA, you gain access to several benefits. These benefits include:

  • Access to more than 60 registered and licensed PA dispensaries.
  • The opportunity to purchase relatively low-cost marijuana.
  • Legal protection when purchasing, possessing, transporting, and consuming medical marijuana.
  • Higher potency marijuana is available to patients who suffer from severe symptoms.

Despite these benefits, obtaining a medical marijuana license through CannabisRxHealth will not give you the right to cultivate your own marijuana. This is still a major felony and could carry a mandatory prison term.

All growers must be registered and approved by the DOH.

Why You Should Choose CannabisRxHealth for Your PA Medical Marijuana Card

 At CannabisRxHealth, we believe in breaking down barriers to healthcare. That’s why we charge a low fee for patients who need to get certified. If we cannot get you your license, we’ll refund your fee in full.

When you book an appointment with us, we treat you with the care and attention you deserve. But we also understand that many of our clients have chronic conditions that make it difficult for them to attend long medical appointments.

This is why we make our appointments fast and smooth. Contact us today to book your appointment and find out what you need to bring to your meeting with us. We can also explain what happens during your appointment, and answer any questions you may have. 

If you want to get approved in as little as 15 minutes, click “GET STARTED” and schedule your appointment today.

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Consultation

CannabisRxHealth doctors consult and review your medical information

Certification

CannabisRxHealth issues your medical cannabis certification

Registration

CannabisRxHealth can guide you on state registration

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