Article by Ganjapreneur
NuggMD provides California medical marijuana patients with the evaluation and documentation services that they need in order to access nearly every corner of the medical cannabis industry from the comfort of their own home.
Through NuggMD’s online 420 evaluation services, over 30,000 state residents have been registered as medical marijuana patients with the help of multiple California-board licensed doctors. Soon, people living outside of the state of California will be able to use NuggMD’s telehealth services, giving them a quick and easy opportunity to become a registered medical marijuana patient without having to visit a doctor in person.
NuggMD’s telehealth service is very simple. When a person goes to NuggMD.com and applies as a first-time patient or registers for a renewal, they can fill out a short medical questionnaire and, optionally, upload any existing documentation they have about their condition. Once they’ve sent these in, they’re connected to a face-to-face video chat with a doctor who can speak to them in more detail about their medical conditions, the symptoms they are experiencing, and how medical marijuana can be used to treat or soothe their ailments. Doctors are available for patients from 8 am to 10 pm, leaving room for evaluation flexibility.
The entire process takes from 10 to 15 minutes. When a patient is approved, that same day they are mailed an official 8.5 x 11 inch doctor’s letter of recommendation, complete with the doctor’s signature and officially recognized raised seal. The packaging used to send these documents is discreet, paying mind to the patient’s confidentiality. To speed things up, patients are able to print the digital PDF version of their recommendation, which will be sent to them immediately via e-mail. Note that this process will likely differ by state, in accordance with local medical cannabis rules and regulations.
Through NuggMD, patients also have the option to apply for a medical marijuana card, which grants the holder all of the same conveniences of a state-issued card, without the connection to a public database. It allows a patient access to dispensaries and protection from law enforcement, except it isn’t tied to an online registry that can be searched by just anyone. Keep in mind, you’ll still have to renew your medical card and doctor’s recommendation every year, as required by California law.