At Recovery Care, we believe that medical marijuana is an important step toward reducing patients’ dependency on narcotics and fighting our nation’s opioid crisis. That’s why we’re proud to qualify applicable patients for medical marijuana prescriptions in the state of Pennsylvania. Please note that due to federal regulations, Recovery Care is only able to qualify medical marijuana patients in the state of Pennsylvania at our locations in Jeannette, PA and Somerset, PA.

If you are eligible to receive medical marijuana and believe it may help, contact us today to learn more about your options!

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FAQs on Medical Marijuana:

How does medical marijuana help treat addiction?

Many patients become addicted to opioids after being prescribed pain medication for an existing chronic condition. Medical marijuana has been found to relieve pain without the strong addictive property and harmful side-effects of opioid-based painkillers, and many patients have been able to reduce and eliminate their opioid dependency by using cannabis as an alternative. In the same vein, patients who use prescribed doses of marijuana to relieve symptoms of mental illness are less likely to self-medicate by abusing opioids. 


What are some other benefits of medical marijuana?

Although studies are somewhat limited by federal regulations, medical marijuana is believed to offer more than relief for pain and mental illness. It is also prescribed to help with nausea, muscle spasms, glaucoma, movement disorders and loss of appetite due to conditions such as HIV or dementia. 


Am I qualified for PA medical marijuana?

Here are a few of the most common qualifying conditions for a Medical Marijuana card we see at Recovery Care, according to Pennsylvania state law:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated 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”
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain

Other qualifying conditions can be found on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania website, or feel free to contact us for more information on your eligibility.


Where can I learn more about Pennsylvania medical marijuana laws?

You can find all the information you need in Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program Guide, including how to take the first the first step and register for the Medical Marijuana Registry. You will need a Pennsylvania driver’s license or other official form of ID, and the profile you create will include basic information such as your legal name, address and contact information.