Qualifications for Medical Marijuana Doctors
MarijuanaDoctors.com has adopted strict standards in evaluating medical marijuana doctors and medical cannabis clinics allowed to join our network of trusted physicians. MarijuanaDoctors.com is committed to the advancement of cannabis as a medicine to treat a wide array of ailments and believes that medical marijuana use should be administered and monitored by qualified, board-certified medical marijuana doctors.
MarijuanaDoctors.com ensures that physicians meet each state’s specific requirements for the type of doctors that can recommend marijuana. All of our doctors adhere to state medical marijuana laws and supply medical marijuana recommendations, not phony marijuana prescriptions. MarijaunaDoctors.com has established the following procedures and criteria for compliance by physicians and clinics in order tobe featured on our site.
Qualification Criteria for Medical Marijuana Doctors
Only Qualified, Licensed Physicians Are Eligible
● We verify that each of our physicians has an active medical license in good standing
● We review each doctor’s record two times per year All Physicians and Medical Cannabis Clinics are Confirmed
● Each medical cannabis doctor and medical marijuana clinic is confirmed via telephone by a MarijuanaDoctors.com representative
● Each physician’s business phone number is verified via reverse number lookup
● Each physician must confirm that all information on file with MarijuanaDoctors.com is correct and valid Prescribing Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
● Doctors will need to be approved and registered by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to certify patients for medical marijuana use.
● Patients will receive certification from a physician and an identification card from the Department of Health.
● Information on certifications issued to patients by doctors is confidential and not subject to public disclosure. However, the names, business address and medical credentials of doctors authorized to provide patients with certification will be made publically available.
● Doctors will be required to attend a four-hour training course on medical marijuana, and continuing education credit will be given.
● There will be disciplinary actions against doctors that have violated the Medical Marijuana Act.
● It is a first-degree misdemeanor if a doctor intentionally, knowingly or recklessly certifies anunqualified patient for medical marijuana.
● Only certain forms of medical marijuana will be allowed.
How Can a Physician Participate in the Medical Marijuana Program?
- In order to participate in the Medical Marijuana Program, a physician must:
First, create a profile in the Department of Health Physician RegistryOpens In A New Window. A validation of the physician’s Pennsylvania medical license with the Department of State will occur.
- Physicians will then be prompted to complete the required 4-hour training provided by a Department of Health approved training entity.
- There will be a final review and approval by the Department of Health in order to become a Practitioner who can issue patient certifications.
What is the education process for physicians who want to register with the medical marijuana program and issue certifications to eligible Pennsylvanians to use medical marijuana?
Once validation of the physician’s license occurs with the Department of State, physicians will be prompted to complete a required 4-hour training provided by a Department of Health approved training entity. During the registration process physicians will need to complete 4 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) from an approved provider. The CMEs will count towards the physician’s licensure requirement.
Medical Cannabis Doctor Qualifications
A marijuana doctor is a physician with all of the rights and privileges to practice in your state. They may have a specific specialty like oncology, or they may be a general practitioner. A marijuana doctor is experienced in medical practice and is no different from the other doctors you see — except they are willing and qualified to recommend medical marijuana. Patients can see a medical marijuana doctor in person or online virtually depending on the state.…