NuggMD, the nation's largest medical marijuana telemedicine platform, has launched its industry-leading service in Florida, with an initial focus on the metro areas of Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Fort Myers. Since its founding in 2015, NuggMD has connected over 1,000,000 patients to their medical marijuana physicians in 27 states.
Florida's medical cannabis law requires an in-person examination for the initial patient assessment, but the biannual follow-up evaluations can now be conducted via telehealth due to a recent change in the law.
“We are thrilled to bring our life-changing telehealth services to Florida. The state’s 210-day renewal mandate poses real barriers for the state's medical cannabis patients. While we hope their legislature will do more to ease access in the near future, especially in light of likely cannabis rescheduling, we're happy that lawmakers chose to ease that burden by making telehealth a permanent option for renewal,” said Alex Milligan, NuggMD co-founder and CMO.
"Our initial focus is in these four metro areas because that's where we saw the most demand," said Kam Babazade, NuggMD co-founder and COO. "We've already received a surprisingly robust response, and are planning to expand this new hybrid service to several more states in the near future. Meanwhile, we look forward to expanding our service to the rest of Florida in the coming weeks to help ease the increased regulatory burdens these patients face.”
"We've helped to divert over a million medical cannabis patients from the black market now," said Collin Mann, NuggMD co-founder and CEO. "States must ease access to legal cannabis and reduce patient costs if they want to keep these patients away from dangerous black market products. This was a wise move on Florida's part, and we're doing our part too. With the addition of Florida, over 240 million Americans now have access to our platform where they can receive candid guidance from knowledgeable, fully licensed practitioners."
It costs just $179 for the initial in-person evaluation and an additional $159 for follow-up telehealth appointments at seven months. Medical cannabis certifications must be renewed with the state every year.
NuggMD's platform is available from 8 am to 10 pm seven days a week. No appointment is needed, and patients who don't qualify for their state's medical cannabis program won't be charged for their evaluation.
NuggMD is the nation's leading medical marijuana technology platform, serving patients in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. They've connected over 1,000,000 patients face-to-face with their new medical marijuana doctors via their state-of-the-art telemedicine platform. They believe every human being has the right to explore the benefits of medical cannabis and are fully committed to helping each patient explore every option in their journey to wellness. For further information, visit NuggMD.com/Florida.