PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — Pennsylvania medical marijuana ID cards are receiving an update in 2023.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all medical marijuana ID cards printed after Jan. 1, 2023, will have a new design.
The newly designed cards will slowly replace the existing cards as patients renew their IDs.
Patients and caregivers do not need to get a new ID, just wait until your active card expires. The cards with the new design function and act in the same way as the older design.
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Dispensaries will be notified and required to accept both designs of cards.
The term “medical marijuana” refers to using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or symptom, according to the governor’s office.
Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in 2016, however, recreational marijuana has not yet been legalized.