To receive medical marijuana in Philadelphia, patients or caregivers must register with the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana registry, complete a criminal background check, and be certified by a doctor who confirms that that patient has one of the 17 serious medical conditions defined in the Act, and that medical marijuana may benefit the condition.
For more information on the process, please phone our Philadelphia medical offices at 215-987-1350 (Philadelphia, Warminster, Bensalem), or for our Willow Grove office, call 215-613-1119
Willow Grove office: call 215-613-1119
TO REGISTER WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGISTRY, use the link below:
Go to the Patient and Caregivers Registry
or phone our medical offices at the numbers above.
According to the PA MEDICAL MARIJUANA WEBSITE:
Patients that want to participate in the medical marijuana program must follow these steps:
- First, visit the Patients and Caregivers Registry and create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry.
- Next, obtain a physician’s certification that you suffer from one of the 17 serious medical conditions.
- Then, return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a medical marijuana ID card.
- Obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary in Pennsylvania.
Caregivers that want to participate in the medical marijuana program must follow these steps:
- First, visit the Patients and Caregivers Registry and create a caregiver profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry.
- Next, complete a criminal background check.
- Then, complete an ‘authorization to designate a third-party caregiver’ form, if necessary.
- Ensure your patient has a patient certification.
- Return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a medical marijuana ID card.
The site says:
Under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act, patients who are residents of the commonwealth and have a serious medical condition as certified by a physician will be able to obtain medical marijuana at dispensaries that are located in the commonwealth and have a validly-issued permit from the department. A “caregiver” who is designated by the patient and is registered with the department will be able to obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary located in the commonwealth that has a validly- issued permit from the department in order for the caregiver to deliver medical marijuana to the patient.
The Act defines a “caregiver” as an individual 21 years of age or older, unless otherwise authorized by the department, who is:
- Designated by a patient;
- A parent, legal guardian or spouse of a patient that is under the age of 18; and/or
- Designated to be a caregiver by a parent, legal guardian or spouse of an individual approved by the department if no parent or legal guardian is appropriate or available.
Caregivers must register with the department and complete a criminal history background check in order to receive a medical marijuana ID card.