Many people across the US who are living with serious medical conditions, such as epilepsy and HIV/AIDS, could benefit from becoming medical marijuana patients, also known as MMJ patients or medical cannabis patients. In Pennsylvania, this could become a reality for many people as the Department of Health (or DOH) has a ‘Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program’ which was signed into Pennsylvania law in 2016. But what does this mean for people suffering from serious medical conditions in Pennsylvania?
Under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, these people can be assessed by approved physicians to see if they have any qualifying conditions for MMJ use. If the approved physician certifies your qualifying conditions, then you’ll be able to register for a medical marijuana ID card, bringing you one step closer to the often life-changing treatment that is medical cannabis. We’ll go through the process thoroughly today, ensuring that you gain a full understanding of how to obtain a medical marijuana ID card in Pennsylvania.
The Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) oversees the application and approval process.
The following are qualifying conditions in the state of Pennsylvania: