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Cannabis Telemedicine Launches in Montana

The modern solution for healthcare issues in remote areas of the globe is Telemedicine. Now, there’s also cannabis telemedicine. Montanans now have the option to access NuggMD, which connects licensed state medical marijuana physicians to their patients remotely. 

NuggMD is the established medical cannabis telemedicine platform. It has now launched its Montana service. Patients who want to become patients need to pay the $129 barrier to entry. Patients and doctors in California, Connecticut and Illinois as well as Iowa, Maine and Massachusetts are already using the platform.

Montana’s legal marijuana market is performing well despite the fact that it has a small rural population. In June, they set new records with sales of more than $17.2 million for recreational marijuana and $7 million for medical cannabis. This equates to almost $25 million in monthly cannabis sales. So far, the total is $148 million. Yellowstone County is home to the largest cannabis sales, at $4.1million in June. This includes 32% of recreational marijuana. Already at $1.5 million, legal cannabis sales began in Montana’s first weekend.

“Yellowstone’s success makes it obvious that cannabis has been a huge boon for the tourist industry in Montana,” says Alex Milligan, CMO and co-founder of NuggMD. “But the medical market is still running strong in the state because the program provides powerful advantages for Montana patients.”

Montana medical patients are able to buy the same amount as recreational cannabis users. But there are still some advantages. You can buy more cannabis, and you’ll save 16% on your sales tax. They can also grow twice as many plants and, like in many other legal and medical states, go to special, medical-only dispensaries, which is a major bonus for those who don’t live close to a bigger town or city with lots of recreational spots.

“It’s easy to see why so many Montanans still carry medical marijuana cards, despite recreational legalization,” says Collin Mann, CEO and NuggMD co-founder. “We’re excited to join the cannabis community in Montana and provide them with the best service in the state.”

NuggMD users can log on seven days a semaine from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., local time. No appointment is necessary, and those who don’t end up qualifying for a medical cannabis card are not charged for their meeting with doctors. 

Apart from treating medical patients with respect, the state also works to reverse past convictions and heal the wounds caused by the War on Drugs. The state is working to remove those convictions and to provide support for those in need. An expungement ruling passed by the state’s Supreme Court claims “anyone convicted of an offense that would now be legal in the state can petition to have their conviction removed from their record, get a lesser sentence for it or reclassify it to a lesser offense.”

“From the start, I’ve been clear that we need to bring more resources to bear to combat the drug epidemic that’s devastating our communities,” Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte comments on legalizing marijuana in Montana. “Funding a full continuum of substance abuse prevention and treatment programs for communities, the HEART Fund will offer new support to Montanans who want to get clean, sober and healthy.”

The already flourishing legal and recreational marijuana industries in Montana will continue to thrive as more resources arrive. This will allow for more patient access and revenue.