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California Weed Doctors Make House Calls

California Weed Doctors Make House Calls

By Friday, 03 June 2016 07:17 AM Current | Bio | Archive

After Daniel Dominguez had shoulder surgery resulting from an injury incurred in a college hockey game, he was prescribed Tramadol for pain.

However, the narcotic-like pain reliever caused Dominguez to feel confused so the data scientist sought out medicinal cannabis as a supplement.

"I was in no condition to get my hands on a prescription or the actual cannabis," said Dominguez who was uncomfortable walking more than three blocks from his home.

After surfing online and discovering Getmeadow.com/CannabisMD, the 29-year-old found a physician who made house calls.  Within 24 hours, the doctor had evaluated Dominguez and issued a recommendation that allowed him to legally use cannabis.

"Medical marijuana enabled me to cut my opiate dose in half three days after the surgery," Dominguez told Newsmax Finance. "My head was a lot clearer with the reduced Tramadol dose." '

Dominguez is among the recent users of Meadow’s newly launched CannabisMD for potential medicinal users who want convenience and privacy.

“Some patients don’t want to be seen at a doctor’s office or drive to doctors whose offices are located in a sketchy part of town,” said David Hua, co-founder and CEO with Meadow. “Others are not mobile so they love the experience of being in the comfort of their home and having a doctor arrive to evaluate them.”

It only cost Dominguez $100 to secure an appointment with CannabisMD online and currently he is on the road to recovery. “I've stopped wearing my sling at home and started range of motion exercises,” said the Bay Area resident. “I am beginning formal physical therapy next week.”

The on-demand CannabisMD for at-home medical evaluations employs a handful of doctors that are either surgeons or have earned medical degrees.

A few have earned certifications in cannabis from Oaksterdam, a cannabis college in Oakland.

“Our physicians are not wearing a white coat,” Hua told Newsmax Finance. “Instead of samples, they carry a stethoscope. It’s a 15 to 45 minute consultation and the resulting process is paperless.”

After a CannabisMD physician emails a recommendation to the new patient, it is uploaded along with a copy of their California identification card to GetMeadow.com where users are verified and can immediately complete their first order of cannabis, which can also be delivered much like with EazeUp.com.

“A recommendation is not a prescription,” said Hua. “There’s a big distinction. A recommendation allows a patient to medicate with cannabis.”

Eaze offers free deliveries for patients paid by pot dispensaries in exchange for gaining new business.

Although Eaze may have more drivers and employees dispensing pot, Meadow claims to offer a wider selection to a different audience.

"You won’t see tinctures on Eaze’s menu and unlike Eaze our target audience is the patient who hasn’t yet qualified for a medical marijuana recommendation,” said Hua.

Tinctures come in a small iodine-like bottle containing a dropper of five to 15 milligrams of THC, which is reportedly faster acting then edibles but slower than smoking or vaporizing and may or many not have a psychoactive impact depending on the ratio of THC to CBD.

“It has a smoother onset because tinctures are administered sublingual and are used for relaxation or insomnia,” said Hua.

Juliette Fairley is an author, lecturer and TV host based in New York. To read more of her work, Click Here Now.

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