About CannabiCare

Welcome to CannabiCare, your Medical Cannabis connection! Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) was first legalized for medical use in Pennsylvania in April 2016, under The Pennsylvania Marijuana Act. At CannabiCare, we provide local board-certified physicians that are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to certify eligible patients for medical cannabis use in PA.

We have recognized that a growing number of patients in the Erie area are suffering from serious medical conditions that are not alleviated properly by conventional medical treatments. Because of this, we are excited to help these eligible patients access the amazing potential benefits that Medical Cannabis can provide for them.

At CannabiCare, we want to make sure that you have access to our compassionate, expert physicians in an office that is private, modern, and well-located in Erie, PA. If you are interested in relieving your chronic pain and improving your overall quality of life with the use of Medical Cannabis, visit our office today!

Qualifying Conditions

In order to be eligible for Medical Cannabis use in PA, individuals must be residents of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and be certified as having one of 23 Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act
designated “serious health conditions”.

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  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. 
  2. Anxiety disorders. 
  3. Autism. 
  4. Cancer, including remission therapy. 
  5. Crohn’s disease. 
  6. Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders. 
  7. Epilepsy. 
  8. Glaucoma. 
  9. HIV / AIDS. 
  10. Huntington’s disease. 
  11. Inflammatory bowel disease. 
  12. Intractable seizures. 
  13. Multiple sclerosis. 
  14. Neurodegenerative diseases. 
  15. Neuropathies. 
  16. Parkinson’s disease. 
  17. Post-traumatic stress disorder. 
  18. Sickle cell anemia. 
  19. Terminal illness. 
  20. Tourette syndrome. 
  21. Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain. 
  22. Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies. 
  23. 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. 


Under Act 16 of 2016 (the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act or the Act), the term “medical marijuana” refers to marijuana obtained for a certified medical use by a Pennsylvania resident with a serious medical condition and is limited by statute in Pennsylvania to the following forms:

  • Pill.
  • Oil.
  • Topical forms, including gel, creams, or ointments.
  • A form medically appropriate for administration by vaporization or nebulization, excluding dry leaf or plant form.
  • Tincture.
  • Liquid.

Studies have shown that medical marijuana can assist patients suffering from certain serious medical conditions by alleviating pain and improving their quality of life. What is a “serious medical condition” under the Act? The Act defines a “serious medical conditions. See all qualifying conditions listed.

All initial certifications and recertifications are a flat fee of $125 annually.

Unfortunately, insurance does not cover certification or medical cannabis fills at dispensaries.

Visit our Qualifying Conditions section to find out if you qualify for medical marijuana.

Visit www.pa.gov and click on Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program:

  1. First, visit the Patients and Caregivers Registry and create a patient profile in the Department of Health’s patient and caregiver registry.
  2. Next, obtain a physician’s certification that you suffer from one of the 17 serious medical conditions (see below).
  3. Then, return to the Patient and Caregivers Registry and pay for a medical marijuana ID card.
  4. Obtain medical marijuana from an approved dispensary in Pennsylvania.

Complete the CannabiCare physician certification registration.

Registration Form

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