Approved Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania:

  • 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

Guidelines for healthcare professionals.

If you’re a physician and you’d like to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, we can help you get the resources to get started. To participate, you’ll need to undergo specific training and register with the Department of Health (DOH) before being approved to issue patient certifications.

Call us: 484.531.4420

How to Register

1. Create a profile with the DOH by visiting medicalmarijuana.pa.gov and registering as a Health Care Physician.

Once you register, your medical license will need to be validated with the DOH.

2. Complete a four-hour training course that covers the risks, benefits, and latest scientific research on medical marijuana.

Training must be taken with a DOH-approved training provider, such as:

Or find the most up-to-date list of approved training providers here.

3. Undergo a final review by the DOH to be approved as a practitioner who can issue patient certifications.

Recommending Medical Marijuana

Once you’re approved to issue patient certifications in medical marijuana, you’ll be able to recommend medical marijuana for patients diagnosed with one of the 17 approved medical conditions. You can certify adults or minors, but minors are required to have a designated caregiver (often a parent or legal guardian) who must also register with the DOH.

For more information, contact Michelle Moleski: