In order to be eligible for the PA Medical Marijuana program you must have a certified doctors diagnosis of one of the following conditions:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
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
Neuropathies - 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
In addition to having a diagnosis of a Qualifying Medical Conditions you will need to see a practitioner who is licensed to prescribe medical cannabis.
You may designate up to two caregivers to assist you in obtaining medical marijuana. Patients under the age of 18 are required to have a caregiver. Caregivers will also have to register for the medical marijuana program and all caregivers must complete a background check before being approved.
Obtaining the Patient Card
Once you have been certified by an approved physician, the next step is to return to the Medical Marijuana Registry and complete your application for a medical marijuana ID card.
The cost of a medical marijuana ID card is $50. Patients who participate in assistance programs including Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, and WIC may be eligible for fee reductions.