Online Medical Marijuana Card and Renewal FAQ
Who can receive a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card online?
A person with an approved serious medical condition who is a Pennsylvania resident and is certified by a doctor participating in the program.
What are the qualifying medical conditions to receive a medical marijuana card online?
A “serious medical condition” under the law is any one of the following:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;
Cancer, including remission therapy;
Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies;
Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders;
HIV / AIDS;
Inflammatory bowel disease;
Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions;
Post-traumatic stress disorder;
Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain;
Sickle cell anemia;
Terminal illness; and
What steps do I need to take to participate in the Pennsylvania medical marijuana card program?
Step 1. Schedule an Appointment to speak with our PA DOH certified MMJ physician.
Step 2. Receive the doctor’s approval and register with the PA DOH to receive your patient ID number.
Step 3. Pay the $50 registration fee to the PA DOH and await your government issued MMJ card to arrive in the mail. This takes roughly 7-10 business days.
The fee for the patient or caregiver medical marijuana ID registration is $50. Individuals who participate in the following government programs may qualify for a discounted medical marijuana ID card ($0): Medicaid, PACE/ PACENET, CHIP, SNAP and WIC.
What information do I need to have available when I register?
All patients and caregivers must have proof of Pennsylvania residency in the form of a Pennsylvania driver’s license or a Pennsylvania state issued ID card with their current address. Patients and caregivers also must have a working email address.
Do you have any tips for a successful registration to the Pennsylvania medical marijuana card program?
Have your valid Pennsylvania driver’s license or state-issued ID (or change of address card if applicable) in front of you while registering as you will need to match the information exactly as it appears on the ID, as your first name and last name must match the way they appear on that card. Make sure the address is recognized by the USPS as a valid mailing address. Enter only the digits where numbers are required (no spaces, hyphens, etc.).
How will I know if I registered successfully?
After your information is validated, you will be prompted to create a username and password. When you have created the username and password, you will see a screen that displays your account information including your Patient ID number. You are now registered in our program. You will receive an email confirming your successful registration and detailing your next step, which is to obtain a patient certification from an approved practitioner.
What is a patient medical marijuana card certification?
A doctor approved by the Department of Health (department) can issue a patient certification. The certification confirms that you have one of the 23 serious medical conditions, and that medical marijuana may benefit you. You need this certification to get your medical marijuana ID card.
Can I register online before I see my doctor?
Yes, you should register and have your patient ID number prior to seeing an approved doctor.
What happens after I am certified by a doctor?
After the doctor certifies you in the system, you will receive an email confirmation with your next steps on how to pay for your medical marijuana ID card.
How do I pay for my patient ID card?
Visit the login page and log in as a returning user with the username and password that you created when you registered. Usernames and passwords are case-sensitive. Click the ‘Make Payment’ tab and follow the prompts to enter payment information. A confirmation will appear when you have successfully paid for the medical marijuana ID card.
How much does it cost to apply for a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card online?
There are two costs involved to receive your PA DOH issued MMJ card.
- The doctor’s evaluation and certification fee is $149.99.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Health fee for the patient or caregiver medical marijuana registration is $50. Individuals who participate in the following government programs may qualify for a discounted medical marijuana ID card: Medicaid, PACE/ PACENET, CHIP, SNAP and WIC.
When will I get my Pennsylvania medical marijuana card?
Please allow 7 days for printing from the date you paid for your ID card and 14 days to receive it in the mail. Your card will be mailed to the address in your patient profile.
Now that I got my Pennsylvania medical marijuana card online, where can I get medical marijuana?
Once you have received your medical marijuana ID card, you can purchase medical marijuana at any dispensary in Pennsylvania. Some dispensaries require an appointment for your first visit.
Can I grow medical marijuana plants in Pennsylvania?
No. It is illegal to grow your own medical marijuana plants.
How much is the Pennsylvania medical marijuana card application fee?
The fee for the patient or caregiver medical marijuana registration is $50. Individuals who participate in the following government programs may qualify for a discounted medical marijuana ID card: Medicaid, PACE/ PACENET, CHIP, SNAP and WIC.
How long is my Pennsylvania medical marijuana card good for?
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana card is good for one year from registration date. You will need to meet with a medical marijuana doctor and renew the medical card annually.