The Patients and Caregivers Registry is now open!
You can get started now by visiting the Department of Health website and setting up a profile. You need to have a profile set up before your doctor can give you a recommendation. Make sure your identification is current and your state ID and current address match.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ONE OF THE APPROVED MEDICAL CONDITIONS
You must have one of the 17 serious medical conditions to get a marijuana card in Pennsylvania, at least for now. More conditions could be added later if they are approved by the Marijuana Advisory Board.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Damage to Nervous Tissue of Spinal Cord
Severe chronic or intractable pain
Sickle Cell Anemia
DISCUSS MEDICAL MARIJUANA WITH YOUR DOCTOR
You will need a recommendation from a doctor who is registered with the Department of Health. So check the list of DOH-approved practitioners to see if your doctor is registered or find a new doctor who is.
If your doctor is on the list and agrees that medical marijuana is the right treatment option, they will need to submit a patient certification form.
Complete your application
After your doctor has submitted the patient certification form, go back to the Patient and Caregiver Registry to complete the application and pay the $50 fee.
DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO DESIGNATE A CAREGIVER (or TWO)
You are allowed to have up to two caregivers who can pick up medical marijuana for you at your dispensary. And each caregiver can represent up to five patients.
Caregivers need to register on the Patients and Caregivers Registry and pay the $50 fee.
In addition, they are required to submit fingerprints and undergo a background check. They can’t have a drug-related conviction within the last five years.