About CCC

What is CCC?

  • CCC is a physician-owned MMJ certification center dedicated to supporting patients by providing legal access to medical marijuana in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
  • We work directly with state-approved and background-checked certifying physicians to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.
  • Since 2016, we’ve helped more than 100,000 patients receive a medical marijuana card.
  • Read our 5-star patient reviews to see why our certifying doctors and staff are among the most trusted in PA and WV!

What is CCC’s service area?

CCC currently provides medical marijuana certification services to patients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Select your state below for more information:

How do I get a medical marijuana card?

To obtain a medical marijuana card, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Qualifying condition: Determine if you have a medical condition that qualifies for medical marijuana treatment in your state. Common qualifying conditions include chronic pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and others.
  • Doctor’s recommendation: Schedule an appointment with a doctor who is authorized to recommend medical marijuana. During your appointment, the doctor will evaluate your medical condition and medical history to determine if medical marijuana is a suitable treatment option for you.
  • Medical marijuana certification: If the doctor believes that medical marijuana could benefit you, they will provide you with a certification or recommendation. This document is necessary to apply for a medical marijuana card.
  • Apply for a medical marijuana card: Depending on your state’s regulations, you’ll need to submit an application for a medical marijuana card to the appropriate state agency or department. You’ll need to provide your certification, along with some personal information and a fee.
  • Receive your medical marijuana card: Once your application is approved, you’ll receive your medical marijuana card in the mail. With this card, you’ll be able to purchase medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries in your state.

It’s important to remember that the process varies depending on the state you’re in. Ready to get started? Click here to begin!

How much does it cost to get a medical marijuana card?

  • At CCC, Initial doctor visits are $150.
  • Every year, you need to return to CCC to renew your card for a $125 fee.
  • There is also a $50 fee to register with the state.
  • We understand the importance of affordability! That’s why we offer price matching. For more details, please call us at 888-316-9085.

Do you provide virtual visits and telemedicine services?

Yes! We provide easy and convenient virtual appointments through our state-of-the-art telemedicine platform. At CCC, your privacy and care is our top priority. That’s why we use industry-leading software to ensure all patient appointments are private and we adhere to strict HIPAA security requirements.

Why do I have to renew my card every year?

Medical marijuana cards need to be renewed annually for several reasons:

  • Medical evaluation: Renewing your medical marijuana card allows you to have regular medical evaluations to ensure that medical marijuana is still an appropriate treatment for your condition. Your doctor will assess your ongoing medical needs and determine if medical marijuana is still beneficial for you.
  • Legal requirements: Many states have laws in place that require medical marijuana patients to renew their cards annually to ensure compliance with state regulations.
  • Changes in medical status: Your medical condition may change over time, and annual renewal allows your doctor to review any changes in your health and adjust your treatment plan as needed.
  • Documentation: Renewing your medical marijuana card provides you with updated documentation that allows you to continue purchasing medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries.

Overall, annual renewal ensures that you continue to receive safe and effective medical care while using medical marijuana as a treatment option.

Why is the state fee separate from the appointment fee?

Certification organizations, like CCC, and your state’s Department of Health are separate entities. Your certification fee is for seeing a certifying physician, while the state fee is for the physical card you receive in the mail.

About Medical Marijuana

Is medical marjiuana safe?

When used appropriately and under medical supervision, medical marijuana can be a safe and effective treatment option for certain medical conditions. However, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if medical marijuana is appropriate for you and to receive guidance on its safe and effective use.

Is medical marjuana legal?

  • In the United States, medical marijuana is legal in many states, but it remains illegal at the federal level.
  • It’s essential to check the laws and regulations in your specific jurisdiction to determine whether medical marijuana is legal and what the requirements are for obtaining a medical marijuana card or prescription.
  • CCC provides service to patients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, which both have state-approved medical marijuana programs.

Does medical marjuana work?

  • There is evidence to suggest that medical marijuana can be effective in treating certain medical conditions and symptoms.
  • While more research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness of medical marijuana, many patients report significant relief from their symptoms with medical marijuana treatment.
  • It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option for you and to receive guidance on its safe and effective use.
  • Contact our patient care team by calling us at 888-316-9085 for more details.

What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana?

The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana vary depending on the jurisdiction. Click here to see state-specific qualifying conditions

Do I need a referral from a marijuana doctor?

  • Neither PA nor WV require a referral and you can schedule an appointment with CCC directly to receive your certification.
  • Insurance does not cover cannabis appointments as it’s still considered federally illegal in the United States.
  • While many patients come to us already with a diagnosis from another physician, CCC offers an affordable evaluation service based on your condition. Ask our patient care staff for more details.

If the patient is a minor or homebound, can they get medical marijuana?

Both Pennsylvania and West Virginia include options for Caregivers within their programs. Click on your preferred state to learn more: Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Medical vs Recreational: what is the advantage of being a medical marijuana patient?

There are several advantages to being a medical marijuana patient:

  • Access to a wider range of products: Medical marijuana patients often have access to a wider range of cannabis products, including higher-potency products and products with different ratios of cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD).
  • Higher purchase limits: In many jurisdictions, medical marijuana patients are allowed to purchase and possess larger quantities of cannabis than recreational users.
  • Legal protections: Medical marijuana patients are often afforded certain legal protections, such as protection from arrest and prosecution for possession and use of marijuana for medical purposes.
  • Access to medical advice: Medical marijuana patients have access to trusted medical professionals like those here at CCC and on-site pharmacists at each dispensary, who can provide guidance on the appropriate use of cannabis for their specific medical condition.

Overall, being a medical marijuana patient can provide access to a wider range of products, legal protections, and other benefits that are not available to recreational users.

What if I lose my medical marijuana card?

Replacing your lost card is easy, but varies depending on your state. If you need help, contact our patient care team for assistance.

What are the approved ways to consume medical marijuana?

The approved ways to consume medical marijuana varies depending on your state, but common methods include:

  • Sublingual (placed under the tongue): Oils and Tinctures
  • Oral: Pills or Capsules
  • Inhaled: Extracts or Vapes
  • Topicals: Creams or Patches

Consult with your certifying physician to determine which method of consumption is best for your specific medical condition and to receive guidance on proper dosing and administration.
You should familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations in your jurisdiction regarding the approved methods of consuming medical marijuana.
Need help? Contact our patient care team by calling us at 888-316-9085 for more details.

What can I expect my first visit to the dispensary to be like?

We highly recommend to our patients that you see a pharmacist on your very first visit to a dispensary. This way you can discuss what ailments you are seeking to treat, and they will make recommendations of the best products and method of administration for your needs.

Can I go to a dispensary before my medical marijuana card arrives?

No, in order to enter a dispensary in either PA or WV, you must have on you both a valid medical marijuana card and photo ID or driver’s license.

Can I travel out of state with medical marijuana, or access another State's dispensaries?

The answer varies based on your state’s laws for medical marijuana patients.
Patients are recommended to fully review each state’s requirements and if they accept Pennsylvania medical cardholders prior to traveling across states with medical marijuana.
If you would like help with this question, please contact our team for assistance.

Looking for information about medical marijuana in a specific state?

Pennsylvania FAQs, West Virginia FAQs