Great news—the two phases of the PA Medical Marijuana Assistance Program (MMAP) have launched, eliminating the annual fees for medical ID cards and caregiver cards to qualifying patients. Click here to see if you qualify!
As a refresher, in June 2021, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation aimed at expanding the PA Medical Marijuana Program. The new legislation requires the Department of Health to provide financial assistance to qualifying patients through the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program (MMAP).
MMAP will service MMJ patients who are actively enrolled in existing Pennsylvania financial hardship programs, including CHIP, Medicaid, PACE, PACENET, SNAP or WIC. The first phase, as outlined above, has just launched. Upon paying the state annual card fees, qualifying patients can simply check off a box identifying which financial hardship program they are enrolled in, and the card fee is waived.
Phase 3 of the program, which is still in development and has yet to be enacted, will “distribute a to-be-determined benefit amount per funding period for each patient in the financial hardship program.” In an interview with ABC 27 News, Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter shared that, “The department is pleased to be able to expand assistance to medical marijuana patients and caregivers who may be experiencing financial hardships.”
If you’d like to receive updates from us regarding the final phase of MMAP, as well as determine whether you would qualify, you can fill out our eligibility form online.
The Greener Institute and The Greener App is not affiliated with the PA Medical Marijuana Assistance Program. MMAP form submissions are a guide to determining eligibility and will enroll you into a contact list for updates to the program.