Our client, Compassionate Certification Centers opened its Downtown Pittsburgh office December 8 and is accepting patients seeking a medical cannabis recommendation.
Act 16 does not require a prior physician patient relationship. If you have a qualifying condition and your doctor is not registered you may seek a recommendation from ANY physician registered with the Department (provided said physician is accepting new patients.)
Theresa Nightingale, wife of Cannabis Legal Solutions founding partner Patrick Nightingale, is a cancer survivor. She was one of the first patients to get registered.
It was an emotional moment for Theresa, who was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 13.
“It feels like a dream” said Theresa. “We worked so hard to make this happen. I’m almost in tears!”
Theresa has in fact worked very hard for legalization, petitioning lawmakers, making speeches, and she is the founder of the Pittsburgh NORML Women’s Alliance.
Theresa is herself the mother of a nine year daughter, so medicinal cannabis is something she works for not just for herself, but for all patients, young and old.
An estimated 10,000 patients were registered this week so far, and those numbers will continue to grow.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health is already issuing the cards for some of those certifications and they expect to send out quite a few over the next couple weeks.
Compassionate Certification Centers has locations throughout Pennsylvania and can assist patients wanting to register for a medicinal cannabis card.
Visit their website at www.compassionatecertificationcenters.com for information on costs, the process of getting registered and a complete list of qualifying medical conditions
It is important to note there is also a $50 fee for getting a medical card from the Department of Health.