HelloMD Extends HIPAA Compliant Video Chats, Between Cannabis Patients and Doctors, to all 50 States
Having connected more than 100,000 cannabis patients to doctors and nurse practitioners in California, New York, and Canada via online video, HelloMD now says “Hello!” to canna-curious patients nationwide.
LARKSPUR, Calif., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — HelloMD—the world’s largest online platform of cannabis patients, doctors and consumers—today announced the national launch of its MD video consultations, allowing canna-curious patients in all 50 states the opportunity to connect with doctors from the comfort of their own homes. Currently, 60 percent (approximately 300,000 unique visitors per month) of HelloMD’s online engagement comes from outside of California (the nation’s cannabis epicenter) showing that Americans are rapidly growing interest in learning about cannabis and CBD for physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
“HelloMD’s mission is to empower consumers to take charge of their health and wellness through education and expert guidance around cannabis and CBD consumption,” Co-founder Pamela Hadfield said. “And now, we can do our job even better by offering all of our visitors and 500,000-strong community direct access to the nation’s top cannabis and CBD doctors.”
Hailed as “the Quora meets WebMD of cannabis and CBD,” HelloMD was founded in 2014 in Silicon Valley and remains the world’s largest online wellness-oriented cannabis community as well as the nation’s first and only digital platform to provide HIPPA-compliant video chats between cannabis doctors and patients in every state.
To date, HelloMD doctors have collectively helped over 100,000 patients in California, New York, and Canada make informed decisions about cannabis and CBD. The digital healthcare platform offers today’s cannabis patients a full turnkey experience. Cannabis consumers can consult with a doctor via real-time video (with an average eight-minute wait time or less), obtain answers to questions from a network of doctors and experts, explore the most up-to-date research and studies available, and purchase the highest quality cannabis and hemp-derived CBD products on the market. HelloMD Marketplace ships hemp-derived CBD products nationwide and delivers THC products same-day to patients in California.
According to a January 2019 study conducted by BDS Analytics, Americans are now consuming cannabis and CBD less for social purposes and more to achieve enhanced mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Similarly, a 2017 survey consisting of 2,400 of HelloMD’s community members and conducted jointly with Brightfield Group—an independent market research firm focused on the legal cannabis industry—showed that 80 percent of CBD consumers surveyed said they found CBD to be very or extremely effective for treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.