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Medical Marijuana Guidance and Certification

Sep 30, 2022 09:31AM ● By Dave Korba
Joyce M. Shutt, owner of Medical Marijuana Certifications, LLC (MMJ4U), was the senior partner of four family members when the business formed in 2019, but due to the death of her husband, Earl E. Shutt, the business was restructured with her as the sole owner. The 84-year-old retired pastor and blogger at says, "We are committed to providing a healthy and natural alternative to dangerous street and pharmaceutical medications. Not everyone wants to get high. Some people just want to get better!"


MMJ4U provides virtual MMJ card certifications approved by physicians authorized to issue medical ID cards in Pennsylvania. Shutt says, "We are expanding our services to included customized prescription drug interactions screenings, as well as an endocannabinoid deficiency syndrome quiz. Too many people are getting their med cards, but are not given proper dosage recommendations or instructions, so they feel frustrated and confused by all the purchasing options."


The all-female business will be adding a cannabis expert soon to give recommended strain and product recommendations. Cannabis expert recommendations with Pennsylvania Department of Health Budtender Certification and Cannabis Training University certification in medical cannabis will save patients time and money. Shutt advises, "Why not use the research that others worked so hard to develop for MMJ patients?"


The 24/7 online patient portal for scheduling and intake forms with same-day appointments is They use HIPAA-, BAA- and GDPR-compliant software and Zoom for health care. On the third Monday of each month, MMJ4U will offer Med Card Monday, a deep discount sale on all appointments scheduled on those days to save $25.


The cost is $95 for initial certification and $75 for annual renewal. Location: 58 North Fifth St., Gettysburg. For more information, call 717-220-5566, email [email protected] or visit