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How to Get a Medical Card in Pennsylvania in Minutes

  • 1. Register with the State

    Before you see your doctor, you’ll need to register with Pennsylvania’s MMJ program.

  • 2. Signup with NuggMD

    Fill out a 30 second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review. Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

  • 3. Receive Your State Card

    If you’re approved, you’ll receive an email within 24-48 hours confirming your recommendation and instructing you on how to pay the state’s registration fee. Your Pennsylvania certification and med card are valid for one year.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Pennsylvania?
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Until adult-use sales begin, you must have a PA medical card to legally purchase or possess cannabis in the state.
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Purchasing legal medical cannabis from a Pennsylvania dispensary ensures you're using safe, tested product.
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Med patients in PA receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a med card.
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Get support from a qualified Pennsylvania practitioner who can answer your healthcare and cannabis questions.
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  • " I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process. It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD"

    Claire K.

    Claire K.

    4 months ago
  • " Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!"

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  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

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Qualifying conditions in Pennsylvania

Most Common Conditions

All Conditions

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • 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.
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Positive status for HIV
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

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How to register for a med card in Pennsylvania

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, you’ll receive approval confirmation and an email notification to finish your state registration via the state’s MMJ portal. You’ll need to enter all of the requested information and pay the $50 processing fee for your card.

NuggMD works with Pennsylvania-certified practitioners like those below to offer patients the quality of local care with the convenience of telemedicine. Online evaluations only.

Dr. Sabeh
999 Freeport Road #1040
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Dr. Boston
127 Ridge Rd
Millersville, PA 17551

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How to renew your med card in Pennsylvania

Renewing your medical marijuana card in PA is an annual requirement for the program. However, a physician could recommend a shorter period.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Pennsylvania medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • The state of Pennsylvania and NuggMD will send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your med card renewal with the state.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Pennsylvania

Some patients choose to have – or are required to have – a designated caregiver who can purchase cannabis on their behalf. They’re also allowed to transport it and prepare it for patient use.

In Pennsylvania, patients can designate up to two caregivers. Minors are required to have a caregiver. If you are required to have a primary caregiver to help obtain and administer your cannabis, you will need to register your qualified caregiver before the Department will complete your registration certificate.

The registration process to become a caregiver in Pennsylvania depends on whether you will be caring for an existing patient or a new patient. Approval of a caregiver application takes 4-6 weeks, at which point you will receive notification and be asked to pay any applicable fees to obtain your medical marijuana caregiver card.

To qualify as your caregiver, they must:

  • be responsible for the management of the wellbeing of the registered patient concerning their palliative use of cannabis,
  • be at least 21 years of age (some exceptions may be allowed),
  • be a Pennsylvania resident with a valid PA identification and address,
  • complete a criminal history background check,
  • register for an ID card that will allow for the purchase and pick up of medical cannabis at PA dispensaries.

Caregivers cannot:

  • use the patient’s cannabis,
  • be the patient’s doctor,
  • purchase more than the maximum amount allowed for the patient,
  • provide care for more than 5 medical marijuana patients,
  • have a criminal conviction in the last 5 years relating to the sale or possession of a controlled substance.

The caregiver application fee is $50.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • You must be a Pennsylvania resident with a qualifying condition to register for the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program.


    Find answers to more common Pennsylvania patient FAQs.

    • 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.
  • No, but Pennsylvania’s list is fairly extensive and includes chronic pain, PTSD, anxiety disorders, opioid replacement and cancer. The decision as to whether you qualify is up to your physician.

  • Having a medical marijuana card is the only legal way to use cannabis in Pennsylvania. Even if adult-use sales begin in the state, having a med card tends to carry a range of additional benefits, such as lower taxes, higher purchase limits, and greater legal protections.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost Pennsylvania medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because patients who don’t qualify for the program will get their evaluation for free! After their evaluation, MMJ patients are also responsible for Pennsylvania’s $50 state registration fee.

  • No. As cannabis is still federally illegal, most insurance companies won’t cover the cost of products.

  • You can get your evaluation the same day with NuggMD. It takes just minutes to fill out the forms and upload your records, and evaluations are straightforward. It can take up to three weeks to get your card in the mail from the state, which includes 7 days for printing after you pay your fee, and up to 14 days for transport via mail.

  • Not to worry. There’s no risk if you’re not approved. Patients who aren’t approved for the program will receive their evaluation for free.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before your certification has been submitted to the state. Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Absolutely! You aren’t required to see the same doctor every year and you have the right to see any physician you choose. Ready to switch? Just hit the green “Get Your Card” button and start your account.

  • That depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules for medical marijuana program reciprocity. Some only allow patients from certain states while others only allow patients with certain conditions. Check with your destination state’s medical marijuana program to learn more.

  • No. You must have a Pennsylvania driver’s license or ID card in order to get a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card. For a complete list of documents needed for a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card, see the state’s patient guide.


    Learn more about Pennsylvania’s cannabis laws and regulations.