Frequently asked questions
Are the doctors of The Green Remedy on the "physician registry"?
Yes. All of our doctors have taken the required 4-hour cannabis training course and have successfully registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to certify patients for medical cannabis. We are more than happy to provide the name of the doctor that will be certifying you after you book your appointment.
how many times do i have to see the doctor?
The state requires that each patient have a "bona-fide" relationship with the doctor that will be signing off on their patient certification. With that being said, each patient will come in for 2 separate visits. That way, the doctor/patient relationship is established.
Are there fees associated with a cannabis certification?
Yes. Unfortunately, private insurance, medicare or medicaid does not cover medical cannabis certification. All of the fees are out-of-pocket. Feel free to give us a call to learn more about the fees. There are discounts available for veterans and persons on disability.
can my cannabis certification be revoked?
Yes. It is important that once you receive your medical cannabis certification that you use it within the law. You are only allowed to purchase cannabis for yourself (or for a patient if you are their registered caregiver) from a state-licensed dispensary. Keep in mind that the department of health has the right to remove you from the patient registry if you do not comply with the laws.
do i need a referral from my family doctor?
No you do not. The choice to use medical cannabis as a treatment for your qualifying condition is your decision. You do not need a referral or the permission of your primary care physician.
Does my condition qualify?
The state allows 17+ conditions to be treated with medical cannabis. Please click on the "conditions" tab on the main menu to verify if your condition is listed.
i have a qualifying condition, now what do i do?
Once you've verified that you have a qualifying condition, please give us a call at 215-330-6455 to speak to one of our advocates. They will then schedule you for your first appointment and explain the complete certification process to you. You may also click the "request appointment" button. One of our advocates will give you a call back within 24 hours.