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The following “serious medical conditions” qualify a patient in Pennsylvania:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
  • Autism.
  • Cancer.
  • Crohn’s Disease.
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Glaucoma.
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
  • Huntington’s Disease.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Intractable Seizures.
  • Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Neuropathies.
  • Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana FAQ’s 

809 N. Bethlehem Pike, Suite C-C, Ambler, PA 19002 – APPTS AND WALK-INS

9 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804 – APPOINTMENT ONLY

Phone: 215-420-9554  Fax: 215-979-6723

Email: pa@cannacaredocs.com

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS IN Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act defines a “serious medical condition” as any one of the following:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
  • Autism.
  • Cancer – and cancer in remission
  • Crohn’s Disease.
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Glaucoma.
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
  • Huntington’s Disease.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
  • Intractable Seizures.
  • Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Neuropathies.
  • Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia.
  • Terminal Illness
  • Opioid Dependence disorder
  • Cancer in remission

How do I become a patient?

  1. First, visit the Patients and Caregivers Registry and create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry. https://padohmmp.custhelp.com/app/login
  2. Collect medical records pertaining to one of the 21 medical conditions.
  3. Next, obtain a physician’s certification that you suffer from a qualifying condition
  4. Then, return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a medical marijuana ID card.
  5. Obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary in Pennsylvania.

What documents will I need to register?

You will need proof of Pennsylvania residency. This must be a Pennsylvania driver’s license or a Pennsylvania state issued identification card with your current address. BE SURE TO TYPE YOUR INFORMATION EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR LICENSE/ID CARD INCLUDING CAPITALIZATION

How do I become a caregiver? – must be 21 years of age, up to 5 patients

  1. First, visit the Patients and Caregivers Registry and create a caregiver profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry.
  2. Next, complete a criminal background check.
  3. Then, complete an ‘authorization to designate a third-party caregiver’ form, if necessary.
  4. Ensure your patient has a patient certification.
  5. Return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a medical marijuana ID card.

How much is the MMJ Card?

The fee is $50 paid to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. There is an income based discount available if the patient can provide evidence of Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and/or WIC.

What if I have a criminal background?

Patients are not required to complete a background check, but caregivers are. NO CONVICTION FOR THE SALE OR POSSESSION OF DRUGS, NARCOTICS OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES WITHIN THE LAST 5 YRS.

Can my doctor recommend medical marijuana?

All recommending physicians must be registered with Pennsylvania Department of Health and complete the required education. All physicians at Canna Care Docs are in compliance with Act 16 regulations.

How many dispensaries and grower/processor have been awarded permits?

As of August 1st 2018, the Pennsylvania Health Department has issued 25 grower/processor permits and 27 dispensary permits. There are 23 dispensary permits remaining to be issued.

When will medicine be available for patients to purchase?

Status of dispensaries can be found on medicalmarijuana.pa.gov

What forms of medicine are available?

Pill, Oil, Topical, Ticture, and Liquid. Flower for Vaping only is available as of 8/1/2018

Will there be a dispensary near me? Below is Phase I permits, 13 additional phase II grow/process permits were issued 8/1/18. 23 dispensaries are remaining for Phase II dispensary permits.

Also see the PA DOH Dispensary Map for name and address information (medicalmarijuana.pa.gov > Find a Dispensary)

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT medicalmarijuana.pa.gov

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