Becoming a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania

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At Diamond CBD Group dispensaries, we believe that everyone should have access to the best possible care. We are here to help guide you through the medical marijuana application process. Please complete the request form below get the process started to obtain your medical marijuana card.

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Find relief in something natural.

Living and healing well come in many forms. And as one of the most pharmacologically active plants, marijuana shows significant potential for creating positive effects that can manage a range of conditions and needs.

Patients suffering from one of the following serious medical conditions may currently qualify for a medical marijuana card:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autism
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness

Marijuana Info for Children & Veterans

A true way to heal for patients of all ages.

Some people are surprised to learn that medical marijuana is an option for children. For kids with epilepsy, cancer, and other conditions, anecdotal evidence shows support for its benefits.

At Diamond CBD Group, we believe that no one should have to suffer when a medication that can help relieve their symptoms exists—least of all children. That’s why we advocate for access for everyone, including kids, and ensure that we bring the real information about its possibilities to help.

How to get a medical marijuana card for a qualifying child.

  • Patients under the age of 18 with a serious medical condition can get medical marijuana through a caregiver
  • A caregiver for a minor must be a parent, legal guardian or spouse and must be 21 years of age or older unless otherwise authorized by the department
  • Third-party caregivers must be designated by the patient’s parent or patient’s legal guardian or spouse.
    • An authorization form can be downloaded from the caregiver’s profile and uploaded once completed
  • Have an approved physician certify that the child suffers from one of the serious medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana use under Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

Info for Pennsylvania veterans

The challenges of life after military service can be difficult to navigate, and we’re here to help. From the potential to alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to provide an alternative to opioids for chronic pain, medical marijuana holds numerous possibilities to help the many men and women who have served this country.

Veterans can obtain medical marijuana the same way as other patients. Veterans need to confirm through the office of Veteran Affairs that they are permitted to use medical marijuana as part of their certified provider recommendation without consequence to their current position or health care system.

 

Talking to Your Doctor about  Medical Marijuana
What you need to know before talking to your doctor

When talking to your physician, consider the following points:

  • Bring any available medical records you may have
  • Explain what you hope to gain from the use of medical marijuana
    • For example, do you want to restore appetite?
    • Are you seeking to relieve pain, nausea, vomiting 
or other symptoms caused by your medical condition or the medications used to treat your medical condition?
  • Let your doctor know that you are aware of some
 of the side effects that may occur, such as dry mouth, dry or red eyes, headache, dizziness, drowsiness or anxiety
  • Be prepared to discuss with your doctor the benefits of medical marijuana versus the risks
  • Use professional language, such as “medical marijuana”, refrain from 
using slang terms such as “pot” or “weed”
  • Remind your doctor that he/she is not writing
 a prescription, but instead giving a written certification
  • This is a document dated and signed by a physician stating that there is a bona fide physician-patient relationship

What conditions qualify for medical marijuana use?
Ask your doctor if your use of the following medications should be adjusted with the use of medical marijuana:

  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelets
  • Aspirin
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Dronabinol
  • Narcotics
  • NSAIDS
  • Phenobarbital
  • Sedating anticholinergics
  • Sedative-hypnotics
  • SSRI
  • TCA
  • Theophylline

The Physician-Patient Relationship

Physicians are not “prescribing” medical marijuana. Instead, a physician is asked to certify that his or her patient has one of the qualifying medical conditions or symptoms of a qualifying condition and that a bona fide relationship has been established.


This information is not a referral by a physician to a specific dispensary. This information is being provided by the dispensary for the education and support of the qualifying patient or designated caregiver. The choice of a dispensary is the patient’s alone. A dispensary may not accept the referral of patients from a physician. Neither may a physician refer a qualifying patient to a dispensary.

Physicians should have a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the qualifying patient.
A physician should be able to comfortably certify that the qualifying patient is under the physician’s care, either as the patient’s primary care physician or for his or her serious medical condition.

Physicians may accept payment from a qualifying patient for the fee associated with the examination required before recommending medical marijuana. 
However, physicians may not accept any remuneration for making a medical marijuana certification, nor can they accept any remuneration from any dispensary for such a recommendation.

This information is not a referral by a physician to a specific dispensary.
This information is being provided by the dispensary for the education and support of the qualifying patient or designated caregiver. The choice of a dispensary is the patient’s alone. A dispensary may not accept the referral of patients from a physician. Neither may a physician refer a qualifying patient to a dispensary.

Unlike other pharmaceuticals, physicians cannot “overprescribe” medical marijuana.
Physicians are not required to regulate dosage, strain or administration of medical marijuana. Under the law, qualifying patients are unable to procure unlimited amounts of medical marijuana.

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