Pennsylvania requires patients to obtain recommendations from medical marijuana doctors to legally use medical marijuana. Qualifying medical cannabis patients in the state can visit approved healthcare practitioners in person or schedule marijuana telemedicine appointments to obtain certifications for medical cannabis treatment.
Yes. The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act mandates eligible patients to see approved medical professionals to get certified for medical marijuana. Minors (patients below 18) with qualifying medical conditions must also get patients’ certifications from Pennsylvania medical marijuana doctors.
Only medical and osteopathic doctors licensed by the PA Department of State can participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program and recommend qualifying patients for medical cannabis use. These medical practitioners must also register with the Department of Health.
Yes. The DOH maintains and regularly updates the Pennsylvania medical marijuana doctors’ list.
The DOH medical marijuana doctors’ list contains contact addresses of medical marijuana approved practitioners. Patients and caregivers can use the list to find medical marijuana doctors near them.
Yes. Per Act 44 of 2021, DOH-approved physicians can assess qualifying medical cannabis patients via telehealth appointments. They can also issue patients’ certifications through telemedicine services, such as online or via phone. With telemedicine services, patients from remote and underserved locations across Pennsylvania can conveniently connect with their medical marijuana doctors.
A medical marijuana doctor in Pennsylvania can recommend no more than a 90-day supply of cannabis to any registered medical cannabis patient.