How to Become a Patient

Studies have shown that medical marijuana can assist patients suffering from certain serious medical conditions by alleviating pain and improving their quality of life.

Pennsylvania residents with one or more of the 17 qualifying medical conditions, can follow the steps below to register for the program.

  1. Visit, click on the ‘Patients and Caregivers Registry’ link and create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry.
  2. Next, obtain a physician’s certification that you suffer from one of the 17 serious medical conditions, (we have the complete list here).
  3. Then, return to the patient profile and pay for a medical marijuana ID card.
  4. Obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary in Pennsylvania.


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