Medical Marijuana

Updated August 23, 2022


As a part of our Holistic Program, Dr. Cheikin uses various herbal remedies to help with your healing. He will support your use of Medical Marijuana (MM) as a part of your healing protocol. He does NOT see patients exclusively to provide a MM card. If you are a current patient, Dr. Cheikin can certify the need for medical marijuana with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  You will need a doctors note confirming that you have one or more of the 23 eligible diagnoses listed to the right. If you are receiving treatment from Dr. Cheikin for an eligible condition, he can provide both the doctor’s note and certification. 

Fees (Current Patients Only)
     Initial certification (in-person Zoom evaluation): $175
     Follow-up certification within 15 months: $150
     Discount available for seniors and those with hardship.

     Insurance does not cover this fee.

Requirements for Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Must be a legal resident of Pennsylvania and provide proof of residency.
  3. Must register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. 
  4. Must be diagnosed with one of the 23 qualifying conditions (to the right) by a licensed practitioner.
  5. Must receive certification from an approved practitioner after an in-person examination.

Application Steps

  1. Go to the Patient and Caregiver Registry and fill out your information to create a patient profile.
  2. Obtain a note from a licensed practitioner that you suffer from one of the 23 qualifying medical conditions.
  3. Have an in-person (or Zoom) evaluation by Dr. Cheikin who then can provide Certification to the Pennsylvania Department of Health if you meet the criteria for the Medical Marijuana Card. 
  4. Return to the Patient and Caregiver Registry and pay a $50 fee to obtain a medical marijuana card.
  5. The card will take approximately 30 days to be issued and received.
  6. Visit a Dispensary (see below) with your new ID card!

How Best to Take Medical Marijuana

This article suggests that extracted products can contain solvents and the plants can contain pesticides and organisms. The best ways to use marijuana are vaping, CO2 extraction and filtered-water pipe.

What Should We Tell Our Patients About Marijuana (Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa).2016

Local Dispensaries (new tab will open)

Plymouth Meeting

The Apothecarium Dispensary 420 Plymouth Road Plymouth MeetingPA 19462 484-531-4420

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Liberty – Norristown 2030 West Main Street Norristown PA 19403 484-612-4520

King of Prussia

Harvest of King of Prussia 826 W Dekalb Pike King of Prussia PA 19406 445-777-6106

Keystone Shops – King of Prussia 367 S Henderson King of Prussia PA 19406 484-581-7189

RISE – King of Prussia 445 West DeKalb Pike King of Prussia PA 19706 610-596-9266


Ethos Pennsylvania – Montgomeryville 921 Bethlehem Pike MontgomeryvillePA 18936 267-857-7295


Keystone Shops – Devon 420 West Lancaster Ave Devon PA 19333 484-581-7189


TerraVida Holistic Centers – Abington 1626 Old York Road Abington PA 19001 215-366-5008

Elkins Park

Restore Integrative Wellness Center, LLC 8003 Old York Road Elkins Park PA 19027 215-709-2360


Beyond Hello – Ardmore 39 Cricket Ave Ardmore PA 19003 610-471-1099

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Eligible Conditions

  1. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  2. Anxiety disorders
  3. Autism
  4. Cancer, including remission therapy
  5. Crohn’s disease
  6. Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies•
  7. Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  8. Epilepsy
  9. Glaucoma
  10. HIV/AIDS
  11. Huntington’s disease
  12. Inflammatory bowel disease
  13. Intractable seizures
  14. Multiple sclerosis
  15. Neurodegenerative diseases
  16. Neuropathies
  17. Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  18. Parkinson’s disease
  19. Post-traumatic stress disorder
  20. Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  21. Sickle cell anemia
  22. Terminal illness
  23. Tourette syndrome