Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.

Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.

At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the PMMP?

The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program (PMMP) is a state patient registration program signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016.

+ Why was the PMMP Established?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is assigned the authority to implementing the PMMP in order to provide access to medical marijuana for patients with a legally-approved serious medical condition.

+ How do I register for the PMMP?

In order to participate in the Medical Marijuana Program, patients must:

  1. Register with the department.
  2. Obtain a physician’s certification that they suffer from one of the 17 serious medical conditions, as defined in the Act.
  3. Apply for a medical marijuana ID card and submit the application fee.
  4. Obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary located in the commonwealth that has a valid permit issued by the department.

+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?

A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intractable Seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
  • Sickle Cell Anemia

+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?

In order to participate in the Medical Marijuana Program, a physician must:

  • Apply to the department to be registered with the program.
  • Demonstrate to the department by training or expertise that he or she is qualified in treating serious medical conditions.
  • Successfully complete the required four-hour course established by the department.
  • Hold a valid, unexpired, unrevoked, unsuspended Pennsylvania license to practice medicine.

The PMMP is developing the process for a physician to register with the Medical Marijuana Program. The department will make it as easy as possible for physicians to participate in the program and will make applications available to physicians on its website.

+ Where do I sign up for the PMMP?

The PMMP is currently working to develop the process to obtain a medical marijuana ID card. The department will make it as easy as possible for patients to apply for a medical marijuana ID and will make applications available to patients on its website. The PMMP will communicate to the public when the application is available.

+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the PMMP?

A Pennsylvania patient may possess up to a 30-day supply of usable medical cannabis.

+ What about Primary Caregivers Registered under the PMMP?

A “caregiver” as an individual:

  • 21 years of age or older unless otherwise authorized by the department
  • Designated by a patient or, if the patient is under 18 years of age, an individual that is a parent or legal guardian of the patient, or
  • An individual designated by a parent or legal guardian, or
  • An appropriate individual approved by the department upon a sufficient showing that no parent or legal guardian is appropriate or available.

Caregivers must undergo a criminal history background check, submit an application to the department for an identification card, and be registered with the department.

+ Where can I get more Information?

You may access the PMMP website here.