Become a Registered Physician

Only physicians registered with the PA medical marijuana program may recommend medical marijuana products – and only for registered patients.


To participate in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana program as a physician you must follow these steps:

  1. First, create a profile in the Department of Health Physician Registry. A validation of the physician’s Pennsylvania medical license with the Department of State will occur.
  2. Physicians will then be prompted to complete the required 4-hour training provided by a Department of Health approved training entity. View the list of approved training providers.
  3. There will be a final review and approval by the Department of Health in order to become a Practitioner who can issue patient certifications.


For additional physician resources, please go to the PA Medical Marijuana Program web page.