Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana doctors

Apply for Your Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card

Now Offering Online Evaluation Appointments. No Need to Leave Your Home!

Virtual Appointments are Available

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions

If a patient in Pennsylvania has a qualifying medical condition with symptoms that are negatively affecting them, they can obtain a medical marijuana card. Using telehealth services, you can quickly and easily finish the application process online.

The first step to receiving your card if you think you qualify for medical marijuana is to register with the state. A medical marijuana physician will then issue a cannabis certificate after your appointment, allowing you to finish your application.

Cannabis is recognized by the state’s medical marijuana program as a legitimate treatment option for patients with a variety of physical and mental conditions. Cannabis aids people in addressing crippling symptoms that have a negative impact on their lives, though it is not a cure for any serious medical conditions. This article discusses a few of Pennsylvania’s most commonly cited qualifying conditions.


The neurodivergent condition called autism spectrum disorder can alter patients’ behavior and hamper their communication. Autism patients frequently exhibit agitation and anxiety, which can result in aggressive behavior and issues with impulse control.

Cannabis’ calming properties may aid users in controlling their tension, stress, and anxiety, which would lessen the likelihood of aggressive outbursts. In order to reduce agitation, medical marijuana may also help patients better tolerate stimulation.


Cancer and remission therapy are recognized as qualifying conditions in Pennsylvania for medical marijuana. The body is taxed by the numerous physical and psychological side effects of cancer and its treatments. Nerve pain, motion sickness, decreased appetite, weight loss, depression, and anxiety are common side effects for patients.

THC and CBD, which are found in medical marijuana, have energizing and calming effects that boost appetite and reduce nausea. These effects can boost caloric intake, resulting in an increase in body weight. Nutritional improvements aid patients as they undergo cancer treatment and recover from it.

Cannabis’s calming properties may mitigate the symptoms of anxiety and depression as well.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders have a negative effect on one’s capacity to interact with others, have fun, and carry out daily activities. Because excessive anxiety negatively impacts the immune and cardiovascular systems, the condition is also associated with deteriorated physical health.

Cannabis’s calming properties may help patients control their anxiety symptoms and reduce chronic tension that prevents them from fully engaging in life. The strains and dosages that will work best to reduce anxiety symptoms can be suggested by the dispensary pharmacist.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

When the body’s natural fight-or-flight response is engaged repeatedly, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arises. Due to the uncontrolled stress response, PTSD can result in physical symptoms such as depression, insomnia, anxiety, and more. Many of these symptoms worsen one another, making it challenging for patients to perform daily tasks.

Cannabis’s sedative properties can ease anxiety and insomnia, enabling patients to control their restlessness. Additionally, the calming effects may make it simpler for patients to engage in life again, returning to their jobs and leisure activities.

Severe Chronic or Intractable Pain

Through the endocannabinoid system, a neurochemical network that supports the nervous system, medical marijuana helps patients deal with their persistent or intractable pain. Functional tolerance suffers from the crippling effects of severe pain. Unrelenting suffering also has an emotional impact, leaving one exhausted and dejected.

Cannabis enters the bloodstream and interferes with message-relaying receptors, helping block pain signals from reaching the brain. Cannabis is regarded as a safe and effective substitute for opioid drugs, which have a high risk of addiction and numerous negative physical side effects.

Schedule Your Appointment

Full List of Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions

Doctors can only issue medical marijuana certificates for the following state-approved conditions:

  • ​​Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Hepatitis C
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe, chronic, or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness

Don’t Have a Qualifying Condition on This List?

Cannabis may be able to help if you have a medical condition that results in severe, life-altering symptoms. Multiple diagnoses are covered by many of the qualifying conditions recognized by the state. The most effective way to determine your eligibility is to speak with a qualified medical marijuana physician.

A doctor can evaluate your symptoms and give you advice on whether or not cannabis can be used to treat them. The Sanctuary Wellness Institute collaborates with a network of empathetic medical marijuana practitioners who can respond to all of your inquiries and issue a certificate if you qualify for one. Additionally, our staff can help you complete the Pennsylvania registry registration process and submit your application.

To find out more, call us today.