PITTSBURGH – (June 4, 2018) — Compassionate Certification Centers™, a national medical cannabis healthcare network, will host a public ribbon cutting ceremony for its sixth office location in Natrona Heights at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 7, at 2130 Freeport Road, Suite A, in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania.

The ceremony will be presided over by Compassionate Certification Centers’ co-founders, CMO Dr. Bryan Doner and CEO Melonie Kotchey. State official Charles Dizard of Harrison Township’s Board of Commissioners will attend and Bill McElligott for Rep. Frank Dermody, who serves Allegheny County.

Natrona Heights has a population of over 11,000 people and is located less than an hour from Pittsburgh. The new office will provide medical cannabis certifications and evaluations, as well as guidance and continued treatment care for eligible patients in the community who have been diagnosed with one of the 17 state qualifying conditions.

Dr. Randall Barrett, DO, dual board-certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Management physician, will oversee the office. Barrett is the acting director of the The Pain Management Centers at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital and Clarion Hospital. He has more than 25 years of diverse experience treating acute, chronic and cancer pain in Western Pennsylvania.

“For years we were left with few treatment options for pain management other than opioids. With the opioid epidemic now facing us, medical cannabis could not have come along at a better time,” stated Dr. Barrett.

Currently, 35,000 patients are registered for Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program, with an estimated 200,000 patients who qualify. The fifth-largest state in the country, Pennsylvania dispensary sales has the potential to exceed $100 million annually in the next few years.

“Medical cannabis offers hope to many patients who have not responded to conventional medications and therapies. I am pleased to be on the forefront of clinical research and patient care with Compassionate Certification Centers.”

Compassionate Certification Centers specializes in medical cannabis with locations throughout Pennsylvania. It’s diverse list of physicians have backgrounds in: pain management, oncology, neurology, pediatrics, gastroenterology, immunology, primary care, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, and more.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call 888-316-9085 or visit the online portal at compassionatecertificationcenters.com.

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 compassionatecertificationcenters.com 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). eCannaceutical.com.


  • Melonie Kotchey, Compassionate Certification Centers, info@compassionatecertificationcenters.com, 888-316-9085 ext.101
  • Kim Prince, Proven Media, kim@provenmediaservices.com, 480-221-7995.
  • Neko Catanzaro, Proven Media, neko@provenmediaservices.com, 401-484-4980.

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