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FAQs

DO YOU ACCEPT ANY FORMS OF INSURANCE?

Unfortunately, we do not. We are committed to access to the MMP for everyday people, fair pricing, and quality medicine in a positive environment. If you have private insurance, we can provide any documentation if you would like to submit to your company. We are unsure if will be covered, as it is a private contract between you or your employer and the respective insurance company. If you have Medicaid, SNAP, or are eligible for a discounted medicinal marijuana card; we also provide a discount for our visit.

DO YOU ONLY OFFER VIRTUAL VISITS?

Currently we only offer online virtual visits. This program is accessible by computer, laptop, pad, or smart phone. For current patients, a telephone call may also be used.

DO I QUALIFY FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

To become a registered patient with the Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP), you must:

  • Maintain a bona fide relationship with a physician who is registered with the program.
    A bona fide relationship is defined as a relationship in which the physician has ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of a patient’s debilitating medical condition, where:

    • The physician-patient relationship has existed for at least one year; or

    • The physician has seen and/or assessed the patient for the debilitating medical condition on at least four visits; or

    • The physician assumes responsibility for providing management and care of the patient’s debilitating medical condition after conducting a comprehensive medical history and physical examination... 

  • Be a New Jersey o Pennsylvania resident.

  • Be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition by a health care practitioner registered with the MMP.

DO YOU ACCEPT CHILDREN?

Yes, but you must have a primary care or specialist who will support your decision and provide documentation of the debilitating condition. Follow up visits will be required for 18 and younger, which may present an additional fee. Guardians and children must be present for the visit, part or all.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA?

Yes, but we try to mitigate most of any ill effects by education, appropriate dosing, and recognize drug interactions by doing a thorough history. Sometimes labwork may be recommended. We urge avoidance of alcohol with cannabis. Do not drive while using cannabis. Use of marijuana can cause sedation and disruption of sleep, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, dry or red eyes, heart and blood pressure problems, lung problems, impaired mental functioning, headache, dizziness, numbness, panic reactions, hallucinations, flashbacks, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, sexual problems,  suicidality, psychosis, weight gain, gynecomastia, addiction and dependence, and mood interaction. (webmd.com, NJ State MMP)

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY CARD?

Once you complete your registration, the state has 30 days to get your card to you. Although it is much more common for it to take 2 weeks. Electronic and physical cards are available.

HOW LONG WILL MY MARIJUANA RECOMMENDATION LAST?

Per the state of NJ at most, 360 days. If you are high risk, the physician may highly suggest additional follow up. For children, follow up is necessary. Your card last 2 years. You must have an active recommendation to renew you card.

THE DISPENSARY SAYS I NEED TO SEE YOU AND I AM A CURRENT PATIENT, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Please go to the HOME page and click the FOLLOW Up option and fill out the online forms. The link is in the confirmation email. Approximately 24 hours before the visit, you will receive a link if you are virtual. If there are no convenient appointments, please chat with us or email kc@drkchandler.com. Please review the blogs for provider vacation times.

HOW DO I RENEW MY CARD? (I AM A CURRENT PATIENT.)

Please go to njmmp.nj.gov (NJ) or https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/programs/Medical%20Marijuana/Pages/Renew.aspx (PA). Once there, click on Renew My Card, you will need your ID number from your card AND your reference number from the original email sent to you as a patient. Please contact your provider if you need this information.

I DO NOT LIVE IN NJ or PA, CAN I BE A PATIENT?

At this time, you must live in NJ/PA to get a medical marijuana card. However, if you live in another state and wish to have more information about marijuana, please join one of our education sessions! The information is broad and can be helpful. Just ask for our education only discount!

WHAT ARE HIGH RISK CONDITIONS?

Bipolar or manic episodes.

Heart disease.

Multiple medications that interact with marijuana that cannot be changed or will take time to change the regimen.

Uncontrolled hypertension, hypotension or tachycardia.

Frailty.

Please note that you can NOT use marijuana if you have schizophrenia, schizoaffective, or any hallucinogenic condition. Also warfarin is contraindicated. 

WHERE ARE THE DISPENSARIES?

WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS WILL I NEED?

I know that I will need something like a prescription bottle, provider letter, notation from a patient or insurance portal, or similar. What else is needed?

You will need a proof of address, a picture, an email, a government-issued ID, and if applicable proof to get a discount to provide to the state. For more information, 

https://www.nj.gov/health/medicalmarijuana/patients/registration-renewal/

ARE THERE ANY PLACES OR RULES WHERE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS RESTRICTED?

  • Patients and caregivers should always carry proper identification, including MMP cards, always.

  • Medicinal marijuana always should be maintained in its original labeled packaging.

  • Patients should keep medicinal marijuana at their residence and only transport it when necessary. If transporting or possessing keep the amount in their possession to a minimum and in its original packaging.

  • Patients and caregivers may not take medicinal marijuana across state lines.

  • Patients and caregivers are not allowed to share, or in any other way re-distribute medicinal marijuana.

  • Patients may possess paraphernalia, but only for consuming medicinal marijuana.

  • Patients may not operate a motorized vehicle (of any sort), aircraft, railroad train, stationary heavy equipment or a vessel while under the influence of medicinal marijuana. Patients may not smoke medicinal marijuana in a school bus, on public transportation, or in a private vehicle while in motion.

  • Additionally, patients may not smoke medicinal marijuana on any school grounds or at any correctional facility, public park, beach, recreation center, or other place where smoking is prohibited.

  • Patients or a primary caregiver in possession of unwanted marijuana shall dispose of the marijuana by returning it to an alternative treatment center. The person returning the marijuana should present a valid registry identification card.

  • Avoid federal property, as it is still illegal federally.

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