Can I go to a pharmacy in Pennsylvania without a card?


Pennsylvania passed medical marijuana legalization bill in 2016. In early 2018, PA pharmacies began selling a variety of MMJ products to medical card holders.

The Pennsylvania medical marijuana program is still relatively new, so current and future PA-MMJ patients still have many questions about the details of the Pennsylvania program. Some of the most common questions we are asked relate to exactly who and under what circumstances can visit Pennsylvania pharmacies.

Can You Go To A Pharmacy Without A Card In Pennsylvania? Can I go to a pharmacy before my card arrives in PA? Can you buy MMJ while waiting for your card in the mail? Can you go to a Pennsylvania pharmacy with just an approval email? Today we’re going to answer all of these questions and more.

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What’s the MMJ dispensary scene like in PA?

The MMJ pharmacy scene in Pennsylvania is a little more limited and reserved than some other states. Only 50 permits are issued in the entire state of Pennsylvania, but each pharmacy permit holder can open three branches in different locations.

Despite the limited number of pharmacies in PA, they sell a relatively large selection of high quality local medical marijuana products.

Can you purchase products in Pennsylvania without an MMJ card?

You cannot purchase a medical marijuana product in Pennsylvania without a PA MMJ card. You must be in physical possession of your PA health card to purchase MMJ in the state.

Can I go to a pharmacy in Pennsylvania without a card?

Unfortunately, you cannot go to an MMJ pharmacy in Pennsylvania without your MMJ card. This means you can’t buy medical marijuana while waiting for your card in the mail, nor can you visit a PA pharmacy with just an approval email.

You do not need to present any identification other than your patient or caregiver MMJ card to enter a Pennsylvania pharmacy.

How Long Does It Take to Get a Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card?

You should allow seven days from the day you pay for your PA MMJ card for shipping. After shipping, it can take up to 14 days to get to your home.

How much does a PA MMJ card cost?

A Pennsylvania medical marijuana card costs $ 50. You can qualify for a discounted MMJ card if you join Medicaid.

What are the rules for visiting MMJ pharmacies in PA?

Only those who have their own medical marijuana card for patients or caregivers in Pennsylvania are allowed to visit a PA pharmacy. There is no legal limit on how much MMJ you can buy from a PA pharmacy. However, some pharmacies have their own limit on how much MMJ a person can buy at a time.

Are PA Dispensaries Just Cash?

The pharmacies in Pennsylvania are technically cash only. Most, however, have registers that can act as mini ATMs. Therefore, in these registers, you can use a debit card or a credit card with a PIN to pay MMJ.

Can out-of-state cardholders purchase MMJ in Pennsylvania?

You cannot use an out of state MMJ card to purchase medical marijuana products from pharmacies in Pennsylvania.

What Products Can I Buy In Pennsylvania MMJ Dispensaries?

Pennsylvania pharmacies sell the following products:

Marijuana FlowerPre-BunsTinctures and LiquidsOilTopicals (such as creams, ointments, and patches) Pills and Capsules

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What are the requirements for an MMJ card in Pennsylvania?

To qualify for a Pennsylvania MMJ card, you must have one or more of the following qualification requirements:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Anxiety DisordersAutismCancerKrohn’s DiseaseCentral Nervous System DamageDyskinetic and Spastic Movement DisordersEpilepsyGlaucomaHIV / AIDSHuntington’s Disease Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseIntractable SeizuresMultiple SclerosisNeurodegenerative DiseasesNeuropathies

How do I get a Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card?

The best way to get a Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card is to have a telemedicine consultation with a PA MMJ Doctor at MMJRecs Online Clinic. Once the MMJ doctor verifies your eligibility for MMJ treatment, they will generate a unique medical marijuana recommendation that you can access through the Pennsylvania State Patient Portal.

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Beth Edmonds