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Patients need to follow several steps before receiving medical marijuana

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Several medical marijuana dispensaries are opening in the coming days and weeks across PA after recently getting the green light from the state.

A total of eight dispensaries have been approved to start operations here in the commonwealth.

In order for patients to start receiving medical marijuana, there are a few steps they need to take.

First, patients have to create a profile online.

Next, patients need to have a physician’s certification saying they suffer from one of 17 medical conditions.

These conditions include autism, cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder, among others.

Once you get the certification you need to pay for a medical marijuana I-D card.

Pennsylvania also allows caregivers to apply for medical marijuana cards. That process includes a criminal background check in addition to the steps patients have to follow.

When those steps are followed and approved, patients can get medical marijuana from an approved dispensary in PA.

Patients and caregivers can find resources to register to receive medical marijuana at PA.gov.



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