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Quick and Safe Online Process

There's no need for an appointment at NuggMD. Our state-licensed doctors are available every day from 8AM to 10PM, including weekends! Simply fill-in a short questionnaire and upload your medical records to see your doctor in minutes.

Fast Approval

If your doctor decides you qualify your program, you'll receive your paperwork and approval within 24 to 48 hours via email so you can finish Pennsylvania's state application process from the comfort of home.

Compassionate Service

NuggMD's customer care team understands how important your time is. They will help you get through your evaluation process as quickly as possible so that you can get back to enjoying your life!

Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Evaluation Includes

1-Year Medical Recommendation

You'll receive a one-year recommendation to use medical marijuana from a fully-licensed Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana doctor.

Guaranteed Privacy

Your health records are always secure with NuggMD and are protected by Pennsylvania state law and HIPAA.

Fast Service

Once your doctor approves your medical marijuana recommendation, you'll receive your information via email within 24 to 48 hours so you can complete the application process with the state.

Secure Payments

We accept all major credit cards from major banks. The payment processor is fully secure and you won't be charged if you're not approved.

Convenient Hours

We have extended business hours from 8AM to 10PM so you can see your doctor when it's convenient for you. 

Compassionate Medical Service

NuggMD's state-licensed physicians and practitioners are passionate about their craft and work hard to make sure you get the care you deserve.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Pennsylvania with NuggMD

1. REGISTER WITH PENNSYLVANIA'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Before you see your doctor, you'll need to register with Pennsylvania's MMJ program here. To register with the program, you need your valid PA driver's license or ID.

2. START AN ACCOUNT WITH NUGGMD

Log on to NuggMD.com/Pennsylvania and start your NuggMD account. Be sure to accurately enter your name, address and contact information.

3. START YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY

Your quick, confidential questionnaire will provide your doctor with important information about your health history. Be sure to include your relevant medical records too.

4. SPEAK WITH YOUR MMJ DOCTOR VIA VIDEO CHAT

Your doctor will speak with you via a real-time face-to-face video chat once they've had a chance to review your medical history.

5. GET YOUR CERTIFICATE

If your medical marijuana doctor confirms that you suffer from one of the 21 qualifying medical conditions, they will deliver your certificate via email within 24 to 48 hours.

6. PAY THE STATE PROCESSING FEE FOR YOUR PA MMJ ID CARD

Your last step will be to pay the $50 processing fee for your card. This fee is in addition to the cost of your medical marijuana evaluation.
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About Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania passed medical cannabis laws in 2016 when it was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. The bill called for non-smokable cannabis products to be sold by state-licensed operators.
The marketplace began in February 2018. 

On August 1, 2018, the state began allowing the sale of cannabis flower after receiving overwhelming feedback from patients. However, the smoking of flower remains illegal. Instead, patients use a device called a dry herb vaporizer to inhale gently heated vapor from the flower. 

In short order, the state's medical cannabis market is regarded as one of the shining examples of America's marketplaces. Patients, by and large, approved the program while sales projections before the launch saw the state becoming a top earner.

How to Become a Medical Cannabis Patient in Pennsylvania

You begin your medical cannabis application process by registering with Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Registry. Once you provide the needed information, the next step is receiving certification by an approved physician if you have one of the approved qualifying conditions. You can find a complete list of Pennsylvania's qualifying conditions in the FAQ section below.

After receiving approval, you will pay for a first-time registration. A different renewal process follows this the following years. The state will inform applicants via email 30 days prior to their expiration with directions on how to renew online.

More About Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is bordered by Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. Lake Erie and Ontario lie at the state's Northwestern border. It is the 5th most populous state in the union, and is the home of the City of Brotherly Love--Philadelphia. 

Pennsylvania is also one of our oldest states, having come into existence in 1681 and was one of the 13 original states. Incidentally, it's also the only state out of the original 13 states that did not share a border with the Atlantic Ocean. 

There are plenty of fun activities in Pennsylvania no matter what the season. There are two major football teams--the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers--two NHL teams--the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and a major league soccer team that has won multiple world championships--the Philadelphia Union. 

99% of Pennsylvania Patients Recommend NuggMD

Excellent service. I was initially was going to see a doc referred by my pcp under large & well known hospital—— said office was all over the place and had me wait a week to see a doctor for this. So I sought to find my own doctor and I was so glad I found this place! The entire process with NuggMD took less than 24 hours!!! Fast, efficient, and super professional. HIGHLY recommend.

Denise R.
Philadelphia, PA

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.
Thank you!

Rafael A.
Scranton, PA

This service is AMAZING! I was certified by a doctor and had my card within an hour! I filled out some quick questions and provided documentation of my qualifying condition. That was sent to a certified doctor and I kept the browser open and waited about 10 minutes until I was greeted via video chat by the doctor. We talked about my condition and how MMJ could help, and I was approved immediately. 20 minutes later I got the card activated by the state MMJ department. I was blown away by how fast and easy this process was. 10/10 would recommend this service!

Steven R.
Philadelphia, PA

Very nice and hassle free service. Everyone is helpful and the doctor who certified me was professional and caring  answered all my questions.  I highly recommend this NuggMD. Thank you !!

Janice S.
Pittsburgh, PA

With a family history of glaucoma and early signs of it affecting my eyes, and with frequent migraines, easy access to medical cannabis is incredibly important to me. 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.

Claire K.
Philadelphia, PA
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

How do I contact Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program?

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Pennsylvania Department of Health 625 Forster St, Harrisburg, PA 17120
1-877-724-3258
RA-DHMedMarijuana@pa.gov 
Click Here to Visit Site

Does Pennsylvania have a list of qualifying conditions?

Yes. The state’s most recent list of approved conditions include:

  • 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

How long does my certification last in Pennsylvania?

Most cards last up to one year. However, a physician could recommend a shorter period.

How much does a medical marijuana evaluation with NuggMD Pennsylvania cost?

It only costs $139 to see a medical marijuana doctor with NuggMD.

What is NuggMD's refund policy?

You can receive a full refund for your evaluation until your doctor has entered your certification into the state's medical marijuana registry. Once the doctor has entered your certification, a refund is no longer available.

How much does my Pennsylvania medical marijuana certification cost?

The state charges a $50 fee. This charge is separate from the fee your doctor charges.

Does Pennsylvania offer reduced medical marijuana enrollment fees for people in need?

Patients enrolled in cost assistance programs are eligible for price reductions. Programs listed on the state website are: Medicaid, PACE/PACENET, CHIP, SNAP, WIC

What types of products are available in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania allows patients and caregivers to purchase topicals, tinctures, capsules, liquid and flower for vaporizing uses only. The sale of edibles is prohibited.

Do I really need a medical marijuana card in Pennsylvania?

Yes, a medical cannabis card is required to legally purchase, possess, and consume cannabis in the state.

Do I have to be a resident of Pennsylvania to join the medical marijuana program?

Yes, the state requires applicants to reside in-state.

Can I smoke marijuana in public in Pennsylvania?

No. It is suggested that patients only consume their cannabis in their own homes.

Can I grow my own marijuana in Pennsylvania?

No, the state requires all cannabis products be purchased from an approved dispensary.

Can I purchase cannabis in Pennsylvania with a card from another state?

No, Pennsylvania does not serve out-of-state licenses.

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