What is medical marijuana?
Also called “medical cannabis,” the marijuana plant contains more than 100 different chemicals called cannabinoids, that can be medically recommended to treat certain conditions and symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and pain that can be associated with neuropathies.
Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
The two major cannabinoids in cannabis that have been studied are:
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is thought to be the most psychoactive substance (i.e., a substance that changes brain function and alters perception, mood, consciousness or behavior) in cannabis. The concentration of THC in cannabis varies between 1% and 24%.
CBD (cannabidiol) is the major non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. The concentration of CBD in cannabis is typically less than 1%, but many strains have higher CBD concentrations.
How much will it cost?
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$160 for 6-month referral, $30 following 6-months: Medical marijuana consultation and registration and follow up visit.
$135: Yearly medical marijuana renewal fee.
The State of Pennsylvania charges patients $50 to receive their medical marijuana card.
The State of New Jersey charges patients $100 to receive their medical marijuana card.
Will my health insurance cover the cost of medical marijuana certification?
The certification costs are not covered by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid plans. All fees are out of pocket.
Are the doctors at Herbal MD licensed and on the state physician registry ?
Yes, our doctors are approved to certify patients in the states of NJ and PA for medical marijuana . They are also listed on the NJ and PA medical marijuana Physician Registry.
What is a caregiver ?
The Act defines a “caregiver” as an individual, 21 years of age or older unless otherwise authorized by the department, who is designated by a patient or, if the patient is under 18 years of age, an individual that is a parent or legal guardian of the patient, or an individual designated by a parent or legal guardian, or an appropriate individual approved by the department upon a sufficient showing that no parent or legal guardian is appropriate or available.
Caregivers must ,submit an application to the department for an identification card, be registered with the department and undergo a criminal history background check.
Can I travel with medical marijuana?
Currently marijuana is federally designated as a schedule 1 drug, making or federally illegal to transport marijuana on flights or across state lines. Nor, will your medical card work in a different state.
Where will I be able to purchase medical marijuana in PA ?
You may purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary in PA that has been issued a permit by the Department of Health , once you have received your medical card.
Where will I be able to purchase medical marijuana in NJ ?
You may purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary in NJ that has been issued a permit by the Department of Health , once you have received your medical card.
Where do I send my medical records?
Patients can have medical records faxed to (609)-498-7605.
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What should I tell my employer if I am subjected to a drug test?
Being a registered patient in the Medicinal Marijuana Program does not mean that you do not have to comply with your employer’s drug testing policies. You should be familiar with your employer’s policies on drug testing and know how it applies to you. Questions about employer policies should be directed to your human resources department.
Will my application be confidental?
A patient’s application will only be available to the patient's registered physician, the NJMMP or PAMMP staff, and ATC personnel.