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In 2016, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program was passed into law, starting the state’s long-awaited journey towards legal cannabis.
Now, well into its fourth year, Pennsylvania patients with qualifying ailments can purchase medical cannabis from one of the 150 legal dispensaries in the state.
While medical cannabis is legal in over half of the states in the U.S., the process of getting medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is a bit different from other states. In this article, you’ll learn how Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program works and how to use NuggMD in Pennsylvania to find your new medical marijuana doctor.
Who is eligible for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania?
In order to legally get cannabis in Pennsylvania, you must take your Medical Marijuana ID card to a state-licensed dispensary. To get the MMJ ID card, you first need to be a PA resident with proof of residency and a state-issued ID. Secondly, you need to determine if you have one of the qualifying conditions and are eligible to participate in the state’s medical-marijuana program.
Below is a list of the “Serious medical conditions” approved for medical cannabis:
Tourette syndrome; Terminal illness; Sickle cell anemia; Severe chronic or intractable pain or severe unmanageable or chronic pain of neuropathic origin; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Parkinson’s disease; Opioid use disorder for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions, or for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective; Neuropathies; Neurodegenerative diseases; Multiple sclerosis; Intractable seizures; Inflammatory bowel disease; Huntington’s disease; HIV / AIDS; Glaucoma; Epilepsy; Spastic and dyskinetic movement disorders; Sustained damage to the nervous tissue of the brain-spinal cord (central nervous system) with an indication of other associated neuropathies and intractable spasticity; Crohn’s disease; Cancer, including