How to Apply For Medical Marijuana- Pennsylvania
◊ Be a resident of the State of Pennsylvania at the time of application and remain a resident during participation in the program.
◊ Have a qualifying medical condition.
◊ Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
◊ Crohn’s Disease
◊ Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
◊ HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
◊ Huntington’s Disease
◊ Inflammatory Bowel Disease
◊ Intractable Seizures
◊ Multiple Sclerosis
◊ 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
How to Apply
(This process is still being developed by the department and will be posted as soon as it is made available to future patients)
- Register with the department.
- Obtain a physician’s certification that they suffer from one of the 17 serious medical conditions, as defined in the Act.
- Apply for a medical marijuana ID card and submit the application fee.
- Obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary located in the commonwealth that has a valid permit issued by the department.
*Pennsylvania State ask that patients who are interested in registering for the medical marijuana program to please fill out this survey (ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL).
“The department began the process of implementing the state’s Medical Marijuana Program when Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3 into law on April 17, 2016. The implementation of the program is expected to be complete by early 2018. When implementation is completed, patients who are residents of Pennsylvania and under a Pennsylvania-licensed physician’s care for the treatment of one of the 17 serious medical conditions, may lawfully and safely obtain medical marijuana in the commonwealth as permitted by the Act. Applications for growers/processors and dispensaries are expected to become available during the first quarter of 2017.”
Safe Harbor Program
Is available to parents, legal guardians, caregivers and spouses of a minor under the age of 18 who suffers from one of the seventeen previously listed medical conditions.
- All applicants will need:
- Completed electronic copy of the Safe Harbor Physician form
- Completed electronic copy of Pennsylvania background check (instructions).
- Legal guardians will need an electronic copy of their guardianship papers.
- Caregivers will need an electronic copy of their caregiver status.
- Spouses will need an electronic copy of their marriage certificate.
- Provide your Physician with:
- Apply at:
Additional Contact Information
ALL DISPENSARIES ARE CURRENTLY WAITING PERMIT APPROVAL