Today, we discuss Pennsylvania dispensary purchase limits and ask … how much medical marijuana can you buy at a dispensary in Pennsylvania? We will also explore the range of products available in PA dispensaries and explain how you can get your own medical marijuana card in The Keystone State.
Medical marijuana was legalized in Pennsylvania in 2016 and became available at dispensaries across the Keystone State in 2018. This original medical marijuana program was limited by what many patients saw as restrictively low purchase limits at Pennsylvania dispensaries.
To improve the situation, in July 2021 the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, signed a new medical marijuana bill into law. The bill amended the existing laws and was intended to give Pennsylvania MMJ patients better access to treatment. This new bill increased the amount of medical marijuana that a PA MMJ cardholder can purchase when they visit a Pennsylvania dispensary.
This change in the law has had a positive effect. It has made it easier for patients to avail of the treatment they need to manage the symptoms of a wide range of debilitating medical conditions. This has resulted in substantial improvements in quality of life for medical marijuana patients across Pennsylvania. So, what are the current Pennsylvania MMJ dispensary purchase limits?
Is There A Limit To How Much You Can Buy In A PA Dispensary?
Yes, there is a limit to the amount of medical marijuana products you can buy in a Pennsylvania dispensary at any one time and in any one time period.
How Much Medical Marijuana Can You Buy At A Dispensary In Pennsylvania?
What is the purchase limit at dispensaries in PA? The current Pennsylvania dispensary purchase limit is a 90-day supply. This can be bought all at once or in several visits. Dispensaries log how much each patient buys on a computer system and patients are not allowed to go over the 90-day supply purchase limits.
How Much Medical Marijuana Can You Buy In PA Per Month?
How much MMJ you can buy will depend on how much you have been prescribed by your physician. You can buy an entire 90-day supply in one month, but then you will not be able to buy any more MMJ for another two months. Alternatively, you can buy a one month supply, as prescribed by your MMJ physician, every month.
What Are The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Possession Limits?
Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients may possess up to a 90-day supply on MMJ at any one time. Possessing more than this amount is against the law and can result in prosecution.
What Products Are Available At Pennsylvania MMJ Dispensaries?
You can purchase the following MMJ products at Pennsylvania dispensaries:
- Marijuana flower
- Tinctures and liquids
It is illegal to smoke marijuana flower in Pennsylvania. PA MMJ law requires medical marijuana to be vaped.
Who Can Purchase Products For PA MMJ Dispensaries?
The only people who can purchase medical marijuana products from PA dispensaries are people in possession of a valid Pennsylvania MMJ card. Cardholders from other states cannot purchase MMJ in PA dispensaries. In fact, if you are not in possession of a current, valid PA MMJ card you cannot even enter a dispensary in Pennsylvania.
How Can You Get A Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Card?
To get a Pennsylvania medical marijuana card you must have a medical consultation with a Pennsylvania MMJ physician. During the consultation the physician will verify your suitability for MMJ treatment in PA. This consultation can be done via video call and arranged through the MMJRecs online clinic.
Once the consultation is complete the physician will generate a unique MMJ recommendation for you. This unique MMJ recommendation will be accessible at the Pennsylvania State Patient Portal.
What Are The Qualifying Conditions For A PA MMJ Card?
The medical conditions that qualify a person for medical marijuana treatment in Pennsylvania are:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Anxiety disorders
- Crohn’s disease
- Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system
- Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
- HIV / AIDS
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Intractable seizures
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neurodegenerative diseases
- Opioid use disorder
- Parkinson’s disease
- Severe chronic or intractable pain
- Sickle cell anemia
- Terminal illness
- Tourette syndrome
How To Pay At Pennsylvania MMJ Dispensaries
Because medical marijuana is still illegal at a federal level, Pennsylvania MMJ dispensaries do not accept credit cards. However, most dispensaries in Pennsylvania either have an ATM machine on site or a cash register with an in-built ATM machine.