Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Medical Marijuana in PennsylvaniaMedical 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.

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Medical cannabis can be used for many different symptoms and patients can often get a bit confused by the process. Let our talented staff help you.

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Want to get your medical cannabis prescription quickly and efficiently? Our 3 step process allows you to get in contact with a doctor near you fast.

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If you are in a medical marijuana state, and suffer from a condition that can be treated with cannabis, inquire with our Doctor's for a consultation today!

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

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.
  • Autism.
  • 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.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Glaucoma.
  • HIV / AIDS.
  • Huntington’s disease.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Intractable seizures.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Neurodegenerative diseases.
  • 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.
  • 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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Connect with our MMJ Doctors in Pennsylvania

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.

Our 3-Step Doctor Process Works

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

Visit our Marijuana Dispensary Locations Page for Pennsylvania to find out where you can access your meds.

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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.

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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:

  • Philadelphia
  • Erie
  • Pittsburgh
  • Allentown
  • Reading
  • Scranton
  • Bethlehem
  • Lancaster
  • Levittown
  • Harrisburg
  • Richmond
  • Alton
  • Audubon
  • Duryea
  • Hazleton
  • Loretto
  • Mohnton
  • Norristown
  • & More

Our informed advisors can connect you with a Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania Doctor and the medical marijuana dispensary closest to you.

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Stay Updated with CalmEffect, Pennsylvania!

10/23/20 - The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved an amendment to protect medical cannabis patients from being charged with DUIs for using their legal medicine.

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."

10/15/20 - The West Norriton, Pennsylvania Board of Commissioners approved a marijuana decriminalization ordinance.

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.

10/7/20 - Pennsylvania's attorney general discussed his support for legalizing marijuana and expunging convictions.

10/6/20 - The Carlisle Borough, Pennsylvania Council is considering a marijuana decriminalization proposal.

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."

8/28/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor discussed his support for legalizing marijuana.  Also, The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association supports decriminalizing marijuana but opposes legalization. 

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.”

8/24/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor cheered the enactment of a new marijuana decriminalization policy in another municipality.  Also, The Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Township Council approved a marijuana decriminalization ordinance.

8/21/20 - Pennsylvania's Board of Pardons will consider applications for pardons, including 24 expedited applications for minor marijuana-related offenses, next month.

8/19/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor spoke about the fiscal benefits of legalizing marijuana.

8/18/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor penned a lengthy Facebook post about the need to reform marijuana laws.

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."

8/6/20 - Pennsylvania regulators approved the final clinical registrant for the state's medical cannabis research program.

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 - 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."

7/23/20 - The Folcroft, Pennsylvania Borough Council approved a marijuana decriminalization proposal.

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. 

7/9/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor is touting marijuana legalization as a fiscal stimulus for the state.

7/8/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor wrote in an op-ed that policing reform should include marijuana legalization.

7/3/20 - A Pennsylvania senator authored an op-ed on why the state should legalize marijuana for racial justice reasons. 

6/29/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor did a radio interview about efforts to pardon people for marijuana convictions.

6/26/20 - Pennsylvania regulators announced that the state's medical cannabis program has now exceeded five million dispensing events.

6/22/20 - 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."

6/19/20 - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a policy blocking people on probation from using medical cannabis.

6/9/20 - Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a budget provision that will allow a company with politically connected owners to get a medical cannabis cultivation and processing license.

5/25/20 - Two Pennsylvania Republican senators said they expect marijuana legalization to be up for discussion as a revenue measure to help fix the coronavirus outbreak's economic damage.

5/22/20 - A Pennsylvania senator plans to file legislation to protect medical cannabis patients from being unduly charged with driving under the influence. 

5/13/20 - A Pennsylvania court ruled that a healthcare worker who was fired after failing a drug test as a result of using CBD oil to ease cancer symptoms is entitled to unemployment compensation.

5/8/20 - A Pennsylvania representative tweeted, "As I've been saying, the time is now to have the conversation and move forward in a bi-partisan effort to legalize adult-use cannabis." 

5/4/20 - Pennsylvania regulators published guidance on which hemp and CBD products are subject to taxation.

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."

4/16/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor replied to tweet about allowing PMS as a medical cannabis qualifying condition by saying, "PA should just qualify for legal marijuana, period."

4/14/20 - Pennsylvania's health secretary said that medical cannabis businesses will continue to be considered essential during the coronavirus pandemic.

4/6/20 - Pennsylvania regulators issued a notice that temporary medical cannabis rules won't expire until November 20, 2021 or upon publication of final regulations.

3/25/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor did a radio interview about coronavirus-related regulatory changes for medical cannabis businesses.

3/23/20 - Pennsylvania regulators are allowing patients to have medical cannabis brought to their cars outside of dispensaries and are letting caregivers make deliveries to an unlimited number of patients amid the coronavirus pandemic.

3/16/20 - Pennsylvania regulators deemed medical cannabis dispensaries "essential" and thus exempt from forced business closures due to coronavirus concerns.

3/9/20 - A Pennsylvania judge heard arguments in a case on whether the firing of a Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority worker over state-legal medical cannabis use was lawful.

3/4/20 - The Pennsylvania House Health Committee held a hearing on the state's medical cannabis program.

2/17/20 - Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor predicted that Republican lawmakers will come around to ending marijuana prohibition once more neighboring states enact legalization. Separately, regulators noted the two-year anniversary of medical cannabis sales in a tweet.

1/2/20 - A Pennsylvania representative predicted that the state will legalize marijuana by 2022. 

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