Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
Are you looking to get your medical marijuana in Pennsylvania? The talented team of doctors here at CalmEffect are here to help guide you through every single step of the process.
Keep reading to learn the calm effect and how to get your card for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania - Qualifying Conditions:
Only patients suffering from one of the following medical conditions can participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Anxiety disorders.
- Cancer, including remission therapy.
- Crohn’s disease.
- 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.
- Huntington’s disease.
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Intractable seizures.
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Neurodegenerative diseases.
- 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.
- Parkinson’s disease.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder.
- Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain.
- Sickle cell anemia.
- Terminal illness.
- Tourette syndrome.
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With a growing roster of Doctors who can prescribe cannabis all over Pennsylvania, CalmEffect is ready to help. Learn how you can get your medical card in Pennsylvania by filling out the form on this page.
By following these steps, if your doctor recommends medical marijuana as a solution for your condition and unique symptoms, you'll be eligible for a medical marijuana card with access to our growing roster of dispensaries across the entire state. Mail-order and walk ins are available.
If you are ready to start your journey with Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania, we are here to help you.
Where to Buy Marijuana in Pennsylvania
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Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania is one of the original 13 colonies of the United States. It has diverse terrain, which includes vast stretches of farmland, mountain ranges, and national forests. The state’s largest city, Philadelphia, is full of rich history and is home to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed. Also located in Philadelphia is the Liberty Bell, which serves as a symbol of never-ending freedom in America.
How do I get a Pennsylvania medical marijuana prescription?
To get a medical marijuana prescription in Pennsylvania, patients must first meet any of the qualifying conditions. The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania range from Anxiety, PTSD, and inflammatory bowel disease, to cancer, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis. A full list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania can be found at pa.gov/guides/Pennsylvania-medical-marijuana-program.
How do I get my medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania?
Once it has been determined by an approved physician that you qualify for medical marijuana treatment, the next step is for you to visit the state medical marijuana registry website and submit your application for a medical marijuana card. The cost for a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania is $50; the card is good for one year, before needing to be renewed. Patients are required to provide proof of residency and proof of identity when applying for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Where do I purchase medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?
Once you have seen a certified physician and have submitted your application for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, you will be able to visit any one of the medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania and purchase medical cannabis products. There are currently over 20 different dispensary companies in Pennsylvania, with the majority having multiple locations throughout the state. Medical marijuana patients in Pennsylvania are permitted to purchase up to 14 non-dry herb items per day, and up to 21 grams of dry herb per day; there is a maximum of 4 ounces that can be purchased per month.
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Doctors: Our Service Areas
Our roster of Medical Cannabis Doctors are ready to serve you in these areas and more. Once connecting with a Doctor through Calm Effect, you will have access to our roster of medical marijuana dispensary locations:
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11/30/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "There is already a thriving marijuana market in Pennsylvania. Why not make it legal? Why not make it safe? Why not make it taxable to help Pennsylvania get back on its feet?" He also tweeted, "Legal adult-use cannabis is criminal justice reform. More than 20,000 Pennsylvanians get a criminal record every year for doing something that 1) most of us don't even think should be illegal and 2) is legal in 11 states and decriminalized in 26 states and D.C."
11/19/20 - Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), who will chair the Senate Banking Committee if Republicans maintain their majority in the chamber, said that marijuana banking legislation is "something we should work on.” It has passed the House three times but has stalled under the current Senate chair.
11/18/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "No, I don't use cannabis. Yes, I'll be tested, if that's what it takes for our legislature to pass legalization. You don't have to personally use cannabis to see that it's just common sense and the people of Pennsylvania deserve this freedom."
11/16/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "One thing we *can* do while we await legal cannabis is forgive old offenses. Last year, as chair of the Board of Pardons, I created an expedited pardon application for minor cannabis-related offenses."
11/2/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "This weekend is a great time to get started on your expedited application for a pardon of your minor cannabis-related offenses. Please take this chance to stop your past from ruining your future."
10/16/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Illinois just banked $100M in revenue. Let me be clear: Pennsylvania, with a $4B budget deficit, is quite literally rejecting 100’s of millions of *free money* every year with cannabis Prohibition. Billions of dollars to build up PA, not the drug cartels. Legal Weed for PA."
10/14/20 - For the third month in a row, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) held another public event focused specifically on building the case for marijuana legalization and calling out the Republican-controlled state legislature for failing to enact the popular reform.
10/5/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "It has been 374 days since Governor Tom Wolf and I called on our state's legislature to earnestly examine legalizing adult-use cannabis. Why haven't they gotten started? This is not a Democratic or Republican issue. It's an everyone issue. A majority of people in PA want this." Separately, The state Superior Court reversed a lower court's ruling that suppressed evidence found when police searched a car based on the smell of marijuana alone.
10/1/20 - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tweeted, "Other states are pushing to legalize adult-use marijuana. Tell your legislator: Let’s legalize in Pennsylvania and keep those profits here, in our own backyard."
9/30/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Legal adult-use cannabis is criminal justice reform. Thousands of Pennsylvanians get a criminal record every year for doing something that 1) most of us don't even think should be illegal and 2) is legal in 11 states and decriminalized in 26 states and D.C. "
9/29/20 - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) hosted a marijuana chat with Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton (D) and Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist (D), during which the legalization state officials gave advice on how to navigate cannabis legislation—including a focus on social equity.
Also, A federal judge ruled that workers in Pennsylvania can sue employers for alleged discrimination against their use of medical cannabis.
And, A poll found that Pennsylvania voters support legalizing marijuana, 58%-35%.
9/28/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Today marks one full year since @GovernorTomWolf and I called on our state's legislature to earnestly examine legalizing adult-use cannabis. Why haven't they gotten started? Please tell your state representatives and state senators to get started, now."
9/25/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Right here in Pennsylvania, we should be offering high-paying cannabis-related jobs in this growing industry. Pennsylvania needs action now. Contact your state legislators and advocate for change."
9/24/20 - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tweeted, "Instead of taking votes on meaningless bills, the Republican legislature should take action on my plan to help PA by providing child care and hazard pay funding, passing sick leave legislation, and legalizing adult-use marijuana to help businesses impacted by the pandemic." The state's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Last year, nearly 22,000 people in PA were arrested for having less than 30 grams of cannabis. Imagine how we could better devote that time and those resources, instead of prosecuting people for something most of us don't even think should be illegal."
9/22/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Did you know? There has never been a single reported fatal overdose of cannabis. Pennsylvania regulates legal alcohol, and alcohol-related deaths per year in the U.S. number about 88,000, according to the National Institutes of Health."
9/21/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Imagine denying Pennsylvania’s farmers the largest cash crop, perhaps-ever-over Reefer Madness. Cannabis is 💯 pro farmer. Cannabis is 💯 pro 🔴 county PA. Legal Weed is pro Pennsylvania."
9/15/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Pennsylvania's recreational cannabis revenue? $0. Now more than ever, we need to take that money away from illegal dealers and use it to offset the burden to taxpayers. Please tell your legislators to act now."
9/14/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "The majority of Pennsylvanians in Democratic and Republican represented districts want adult-use cannabis legalized now! It is time for legislators to listen to their constituents. There is support in all 203 House Districts and all 50 Senate Districts."
9/11/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Last year, nearly 22,000 people in PA were arrested for having <30 grams of cannabis. Imagine how we could better devote that time and those resources, instead of prosecuting Pennsylvanians for something most of us don't even think should be illegal."
9/10/20 - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tweeted, "Last year, @FettermanLt toured Pennsylvania to talk with you about adult-use marijuana. Overwhelmingly, Pennsylvanians asked for legalization. I’m for it — we could use the profits to help small businesses harmed by COVID. Tell your legislator to get a bill legalizing adult-use marijuana to my desk. I’d be happy to sign it into law." Meanwhile, the lieutenant governor tweeted, "New Jersey is poised to legalize adult-use cannabis in November. This means about 40% of our Commonwealth's population will be a 30 minute or less drive from legal access just over the border. Pennsylvania needs action now!"
9/9/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "There’s already a thriving marijuana market in Pa. Why not make it legal, why not make it safe and why not make it taxable to help Pa. get back on its feet?"
9/8/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Right here in Pennsylvania, we should be offering high-paying cannabis-related jobs in this growing industry. Pennsylvania needs action now. Contact your state legislators and advocate for change."
9/4/20 - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) stepped up criticism of Republican leaders in the state legislature for not advancing the popular issue of marijuana legalization at a time the state badly needs new revenue and jobs. “There’s nothing going on. That’s why we’re having this press conference. We’re saying, ‘Remember a year ago?" Also, The Delaware County, Pennsylvania Council is considering a marijuana decriminalization proposal.
8/31/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "It has been 340 days since Governor Tom Wolf and I called for immediate decriminalization of marijuana and a pathway to legalization. Tell your state reps and senators it's time to act."
8/27/20 - Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) said Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's (D) call to legalize marijuana "is a step in the right direction and goes hand-in-hand with my #Cannabis bill on the federal level! The Homegrown Act would help small businesses and people of color." Also, Pennsylvania's second lady spoke about her use of medical cannabis.
8/26/20 - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) is calling on lawmakers to legalize marijuana to boost COVID-19 economic relief—and he’s floating state-run stores to sell cannabis. Some of the resulting revenue would be earmarked for historically disadvantaged businesses and restorative justice programs. “I think there was some appetite for it before and my hope is that with the pandemic and the hit that we’ve taken to revenues that there might be a little more interest in it right now.”
8/11/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "In 86 days, New Jersey will vote to fully legalize marijuana. In PA, we will send you to prison for 2.5 years with *any* number of plants, label you a felon for life, + fine you. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but *maybe* it’s time we figure out cannabis in PA."
8/10/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "It’s astonishing society is OK with lethal, highly addictive opioids, but a *mushroom* is illegal. Same, cannabis. Let’s all consider that- sit back with a bottle of Jack Daniels + fire up a Marlboro."
8/4/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "It has been 313 days since @GovernorTomWolf and I called on the legislature to immediately decriminalize marijuana and work on legislation to legalize. We need action now."
7/31/20 - Medial Marijuana in Pennsylvania MILESTONE: Pennsylvania regulators removed the requirement for medical cannabis patients to renew their registrations in order to maintain participation in the program. The state's lieutenant governor tweeted, "I fully, fully support, lobbied + endorse home grow for medical marijuana patients. Especially during the pandemic."
7/27/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "PA Legislature: OK legal weed would lower teen cannabis use, but a new mini-casino + taxpayer-subsidized petro jobs won’t, so let’s do those two. The case for marijuana prohibition grows more absurd-literally-by the day."
7/21/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "Legal marijuana is a jobs issue. Legal marijuana is a farmer's issue. Legal marijuana is a revenue issue. Legal marijuana is a freedom issue. Legal marijuana is a safety issue. Legal marijuana is a COVID-19 issue. Legal marijuana is a 🟥+🟦 issue."
7/10/20 - A majority of Pennsylvania Senate Democrats are calling on the state to legalize marijuana as a way to boost the economy amid coronavirus and to address racism in the criminal justice system. Also, Pennsylvania regulators published a notice about the need for hemp to be sampled and tested for THC content.
6/22/20 - Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania MILESTONE: A Pennsylvania senator filed a bill to protect legal medical cannabis patients from being charged with driving under the influence unless they are actually impaired while behind the wheel. Also, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) has received the first round of recommended marijuana pardons. Separately, the lieutenant governor tweeted, "No one should have their life harmed by a marijuana conviction. Until there’s a legalization + mass expungement, PA’s expedited pardons process now takes 6 months."
4/24/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor tweeted, "In related news, marijuana overdose deaths however, have surged to zero and are expected to plateau at zero, which blew past previous record of zero."
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