Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Cost

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How Much Does the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Cost?

The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program issues registry ID cards to enrolled patients and caregivers. To join the program and get an MMJ card, a patient must first provide a certification from a physician participating in the program while a caregiver must be named on a patient’s profile and submit to a background check. Patients and caregivers must renew their registration and medical marijuana cards annually.

Cost of Physician Consultation

Pennsylvania only allows doctors of medicine (MDs) and doctors of osteopathy (DOs) to certify patients for medical cannabis. Eligible physicians must register with the state’s medical marijuana program and complete the required training before they can certify patients. When certifying a patient, the physician must confirm a diagnosis of at least of the qualifying conditions approved for medical cannabis use in Pennsylvania. The state allows approved physicians to conduct in-person or telehealth consultations for certifying patients. Physicians do charge for these consultations. The cost of a doctor’s visit, for the purpose of getting a certification, is usually between $100 and $350.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card Fee

Pennsylvania charges $50 for a patient or caregiver medical marijuana ID card. It charges the same amount for the annual renewal of this card. However, the state’s MMJ card is free for individuals eligible for the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program (MMAP). Programs recognized under MMAP include:

  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Medicaid (PA Medical Assistance)
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly/Needs Enhancement Tier (PACE/PACENET)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program charges $25 to replace a lost or damaged MMJ card. A subsequent replacement, however, costs $50.

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