Medical cannabis healthcare network Compassionate Certification Centers announced it will launch patient evaluation and certification services starting September 2018, at The Rehab Centre, a chiropractic and rehabilitation group located at 65 Dolby St., in Clarion.

In addition, the company’s THC-free, CBD line will also be available at all Rehab Centre locations including Apollo, Clarion, Kittanning, Lower Burrell, and Northside Pittsburgh. CBD products can be purchased by medical cannabis patients and non-cardholders.

In less than a year, Compassionate Certification Centers has built an expansive medical cannabis healthcare network with five offices throughout western Pennsylvania. They are estimated to have certified nearly 40% of patients in the state.

“We wanted to partner with a more mainstream healthcare facility like The Rehab Centre because they have been helping patients for more than 20 years and they share the same core values as we do, patients come first,” stated Melonie Kotchey, Compassionate Certification Centers CEO.

“This partnership is a very exciting opportunity for us as we try to combat the opiate crisis. As doctors we don’t have a lot of avenues for chronic pain, but now we can offer relief in a safe manner with CBD,” stated Dr. Ralph Petrarca, The Rehab Centre founder.

Petrarca estimates 75% of his chiropractic and rehabilitation patients are dealing with chronic pain from sports injuries, auto accidents, and work-related injuries sustained from mining or steel manufacturing.

“Many patients have exhausted their resources with traditional treatments, which are either inadequate, ineffective, or carry a large amount of negative side effects,” stated Dr. Bryan Doner, Compassionate Certification Centers co-founder and chief medical officer. “CBD is a compound of cannabis that is non-psychoactive and a potent anti-inflammatory. It offers therapeutic effects without a high and is legal in 45 states.”

The company’s new CBD product line is made from organically harvested hemp in Kentucky and formulated using broad spectrum hemp oil. Products are available in tincture and soft-gel capsule form at The Rehab Centres, CCC offices, and online. Pricing starts at $19.

Compassionate Certification Centers has a diverse staff of certified physicians with backgrounds in pain management, oncology, neurology, pediatrics, gastroenterology, immunology, primary care, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, and other specialties.

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About Compassionate Certification Centers

Compassionate Certification Centers is a unique company devoted to assisting U.S. citizens who desire access to medical marijuana in a way that respects the laws and guidelines of each state law. Our approach involves convenient cannabis treatment center locations, provides nursing CBD/THC consultation and care, and proof of compliance for the respective Department of Health or Pharmacy depending on the state.

Compassionate Certification Centers goal is to create a network of care centers with a retail component in every region of the country. CCC is dedicated to serving the needs of all patients who want to take advantage of our medical cannabis, CBD products, or services. We offer a patient-friendly experience in a comfortable and supportive environment. Our team of experts will inform, educate and guide patients, from obtaining a Medical Card to an overall improved quality of life. For information, visit or join the discussion at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.


Compassionate Certification Centers™ does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA).

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