Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennslyvania

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Card Benefits

Wondering Why You Should Get Your Medical Card?

Having your medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania can change everything.
Dispensary Access

Without your medical card, you won't be able to visit dispensaries or purchase medical cannabis products.

Legal Protection

Possessing or using cannabis without a valid medical card can still land you in legal trouble. A medical marijuana card grants you protection from prosecution.

Tailored Treatment Options

With a medical marijuana card, patients gain access to a wide range of medical cannabis products specifically tailored to address various health concerns.

Holistic Healthcare

Medical marijuana can offer a more holistic approach, minimizing the reliance on pharmaceutical drugs and other medications that may lead to dependency or adverse reactions.

Patient Support

Your doctor can help you understand dosage recommendations, potential side effects, and any interactions with other medications. Also, they are there to ensure you have a safe and effective experience with medical marijuana.


Purchasing from a dispensary can often be more cost-effective compared to purchasing from the illicit market. Also, you know what you are buying has been tested and is safe.

How To Get Your Card

Getting your MMJ card in Pennsylvania is simple with PrestoDoctor.

Book an appointment with PrestoDoctor

Speak to a doctor at PrestoDoctor and get approved for your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card online. 

The appointment with our certified medical cannabis doctors is only $139.99. If you are not approved, you will get your money back!

Get approved for your MMJ card

Upon receiving a recommendation from the certified doctor, complete the Patient Registry Application available on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s website.

Next, you will need to pay the Pennsylvania state registration fee. This is found within your patient portal. 

Start visiting licensed dispensaries!

Once approved, you will receive your medical marijuana card by mail. You will receive the card within 14 business days after you’ve paid for your card.

Once you’ve received your card in the mail, you may start visiting dispensaries.

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Same-day appointments available 7 days a week!

Required Documents:

You’ll need the following documents to apply for your Pennsylvania MMJ card:

Proof of Identity & Residency

The following are acceptable proofs of identity/residency:

Doctor Approval (we provide this after your appointment)

After approval, you must apply with the state:

Qualifying Conditions

In order to obtain a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania, it is crucial to meet the qualifying medical conditions set forth by the state. To be eligible for a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania, individuals must have one or more of the following qualifying medical conditions:


Here are the most frequently asked questions about Pennsylvania's Medical Program.

Recreational cannabis is not legal in Pennsylvania, so getting a medical marijuana recommendation is the only way to use and possess marijuana legally.

Patients may register online to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Reigstry. Patients will register as a new user by completing the form and inputting all the necessary information. You will need your Pennsylvania DL or ID ready, since you will need to match the information exactly as it appears on the ID. 

Once your profile is created and all necessary information is uploaded, you will need to click on the "make Payment" tab and follow the prompts to enter payment information.

After submitting payment, you will receive a confirmation that you have successfully paid. Your card will arrive in the mail (to the same address listed on your ID) within 14-21 business days.


No. Qualifying registered patients and their designated caregivers cannot grow or cultivate medical marijuana. Marijuana products must be purchased through licensed Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensaries.

Patients must be 18 years or older to get an Pennsylvania state recommendation from PrestoDoctor. If you are under 18, you must apply with a caregiver.

The cost for your doctor appointment with PrestoDoctor is $139.99. You’ll only be billed if you are approved for your medical marijuana card. In the event of a denial, rest assured, there is no charge, as we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

Pennsylvania  charges a non-refundable application processing fee of $50.

Patients that can provide evidence of enrollment in the following programs may qualify for a discounted medical marijuana ID card:

  • Medicaid,
  • CHIP
  • SNAP
  • WIC.

The discount would bring the application fee down to $0.

 This is not part of your PrestoDoctor appointment price.

No, the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program is exclusively for residents of Pennsylvania. 

Medical documentation is encouraged, however it is not required. It is up to your physician to decide if you have a qualifying medical condition.

Yes, you are required to have a valid medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania to purchase marijuana.

Currently, Pennsylvania is not legal for recreational Adult-use.

Yes, you must be a resident of Pennsylvania with proof of residency to get a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card.

To find a list of PrestoDoctor' recommended Pennsylvania dispensaries, click here.

Qualified patients are allowed a 90-day supply of medical marijuana. 

Your Pennsylvania medical marijuana card will take up to 21 days of processing time from the date your application was received and payment was submitted. Cards are mailed within 14 days after payment has been received. 

Pennsylvania state recommendations are valid for one (1)  year from the date it is issued. 

More Information On Pennsylvania

Once approved, the doctor will generate a unique medical marijuana recommendation that will be accessible in the Pennsylvania State Patient Portal. Your Pennsylvania specific certificate will be ready shortly after. Once you receive the certificate, you must complete your registration in the State Portal. 

In the portal, you will need to complete the application and enter in all of your information exactly how it is presented on your Pennsylvania ID. Be sure that your address is recognized by the USPS as a valid mailing address. Also, enter only digits and do not use spaces of hyphens.

Then,  you will need to finalize your registration by paying an application fee. The fee is $50 and paid directly to the state of Pennsylvania. Patients that can provide evidence of enrollment in the following programs may qualify for a discounted medical marijuana ID card (no fee):

  • Medicaid,
  • CHIP
  • SNAP
  • WIC.


Once you complete your application and confirm your registration, a physical card will be mailed to you by the state. It will arrive within 7-14 business days. Once you receive your cannabis card, you may visit licensed dispensaries in Pennsylvania.

You can renew your ID card up to 60 days before its expiration date. You must get a new certification from a doctor annually. 

Once your doctor confirms your certification and your annual payment is up to date, a new card will be sent to you at the address listed in your patient portal under ‘profile settings’. The new card will become effective after the expiration date of the original card, so continue using your current card until then. 

Payments for renewal are made annually. You’ll receive an email 30 days before your renewal fee is due, containing instructions for the $50 payment (or $0 if you qualify for a fee reduction).

  • The state of Pennsylvania does not charge a sales tax on medical marijuana purchases
  • In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana may only be used on private property or any privately owned area that is out of view of the public
  • Patients are not required to complete a background check. However, caregivers must complete a background check and any criminal record will be reviewed during the approval process. 

Caregivers must also register with the state of Pennsylvania to obtain a registry card.

Patients can designate up to 2 caregivers. Caregivers can care for multiple medical marijuana patients. 

Caregivers must complete a background check. Caregivers cannot have been convicted of a criminal offense relating to the sale or possession of drugs, narcotics, or a controlled substance in the last 5 years.

Applications take 3-4 weeks to be approved or denied. Once a decision has been made, you will be notified via email. If approved, you must login to the Registry and pay the fee.

Pennsylvania does not currently offer reciprocity for the medical marijuana program.

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