Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program
Discover Optimal Healthcare is approved by the Department of Health and can issue a patient certification. The certification confirms that you have one of the 17 serious medical conditions defined in the Act, and that medical marijuana may benefit you. You cannot participate in the program without a patient certification. The Medical Marijuana Program provides access to medical marijuana for patients with a serious medical condition through a safe and effective method of delivery that balances patient need for access to the latest treatments with patient care and safety.
Who is able to obtain Medical Marijuana?
Under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act, patients who are residents of the commonwealth and have a serious medical condition as certified by a physician will be able to obtain medical marijuana at dispensaries that are located in the commonwealth and have a validly-issued permit from the department. A “caregiver” who is designated by the patient and is registered with the department will be able to obtain medical marijuana from a dispensary located in the commonwealth that has a validly- issued permit from the department in order for the caregiver to deliver medical marijuana to the patient.
FOLLOWING THE STEPS BELOW WILL HELP
ENSURE A SMOOTH REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR YOU.
1. REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM ONLINE
To participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program, you must register with the Department of Health’s Patient and Caregiver on-line Registry. www.MedicalMarijuana.pa.gov
You should create your patient profile before obtaining a patient certification. However, to complete registration you will need a patient certification from an approved practitioner like Discover Optimal Healthcare
2. TALK TO YOUR PHYSICIAN
Talk to your Pennsylvania-licensed physician to determine if you suffer from at least one of the 17 serious medical conditions required to qualify for the program. Your physician will need to provide you with a diagnosis as well as all the documents and records needed by a state approved Medical Marijuana Program Certification Provider such as Discover Optimal Healthcare.
3. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DISCOVER OPTIMAL HEALTHCARE
You must present your valid Pennsylvania driver license or state issued picture ID with current address and all paperwork/diagnosis from your doctor. The Medical doctor(s) at Discover Optimal Healthcare will review your own doctor’s finding and if qualified, will provide you with the state approved certification required to proceed.
4. COMPLETE THE ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR YOUR ID CARD
After receiving your patient certification from Discover Optimal Healthcare, complete the online registration process by updating your patient profile online and paying for a Medical Marijuana Card.
5. VISIT YOUR NEAREST STATE APPROVED DISPENSARY
Once you receive your Medical Marijuana ID card, you may visit your state approved dispensary to obtain your Medical Marijuana.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: www.MedicalMarijuana.pa.gov