Medical Marijuana in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos

We now offer patient certification for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania with offices in Bethlehem and East Stroudsburg.

Physician Certification for PA Medical Marijuana

We offer patient certification for the PA medical marijuana program

We have offices located in the Lehigh Valley and Poconos (Bethlehem and East Stroudsburg).  

We do not dispense medical marijuana.  Once you obtain certification, you will be able to purchase medical marijuana legally at a state-permitted dispensary in the following forms: pills, oil, topical, vapor, tincture, or liquid.

Be among the first Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients!

As of July 26th, 2018, we will begin reviewing requests for appointments to certify patients for the medical marijuana program.  

How do I obtain a Pennsylvania medical marijuana ID card?

First, you must have medical documentation of one of the following 21 serious medical conditions: 

• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

• Autism.

• Cancer, including remission therapy.

• Crohn’s disease.

• Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies.

• Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders.

• Epilepsy.

• Glaucoma.


• Huntington’s disease.

• Inflammatory bowel disease.

• Intractable seizures.

• Multiple sclerosis.

• Neurodegenerative diseases.

• 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.

• Parkinson’s disease.

• Post-traumatic stress disorder.

• Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain.

• Sickle cell anemia.

• Terminal illness.

If any of these apply to you or if you are a caregiver for a patient who qualifies, first register with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  If you want more information prior to registering, visit the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program website.

AFTER registering on the State's website, provide us with proof of one of the above conditions

Faxes directly from your doctor's office are preferred.

Next, schedule an appointment at our office.

We are looking into ways  to allow you to pre-pay and schedule online.  For now, call our office.

Insurance does not cover visits for medical marijuana.

All office visit fees are paid at your own expense and are non refundable if you miss your appointment.

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About Us

Quality, Compassionate Care

If you are looking for quality treatment with compassion and convenience with the goal of treating your condition using an alternative, natural way of healing without using industrialized pharmaceuticals, we are here to help!

Cannabis and Healing

If you suffer from one of the above 21 serious medical conditions, you may qualify for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.  Our team will guide you through your options to make sure that you are comfortable with your treatment plan.

Our Promise to You

In order to provide our patients with the highest level of care, our goal is to create a treatment plan that will best suit your needs. 

Cannabis Treatment


The active component of the marijuana plant, cannabinoids, have shown to inhibit tumor growth and kill cancer cells in lab testings. A number of patients use cannabis to treat their cancer and suppress its side effects. 



Medical marijuana contains antispasmodic qualities which relax muscles and has shown to be an effective treatment for seizures. Marijuana oils that are rich in cannabidol (CBD), are the preferred method for treatment.


Chronic Pain

Patients who suffer from chronic pain caused by diabetes, cancer, MS, HIV, and other diseases have been turning to medical marijuana as a way to treat their pain without the use of addictive pharmaceutical medications. 

Our Team

Meet Dr. Zahl

Kenneth Zahl, MD is a pain management physician who helps patients in East Stroudsburg and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania find relief from pain and get to the root cause of their discomfort.

Education and Training

Dr. Zahl received a degree in chemistry from New York University and earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. He specializes in using interventional pain management to treat both complex pain conditions and injury-induced pain. He also has experience with medical treatment of pain.

Originally trained in Anesthesiology, Dr. Zahl has since dedicated his practice to the diagnosis, management, and treatment of chronic pain conditions so that he can help people live their lives to the fullest. He is known for providing personalized, high-quality care to those who struggle to manage their pain or have had difficulty finding results elsewhere.  With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Zahl is a leader in the field of pain medicine and management.

Additional Resources

Dr. Zahl also treats patients for chronic pain as well as opioid dependence and addiction.  Please visit and for further details.

Contact Us

Call to Schedule an Appointment

Please feel free to contact a member of our staff directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have. 

Pocono Pain Clinic

200A Eaglesmere Circle, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301, US

(570) 422-6666
fax: (570) 796-9246