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Green Rush is “Grub Hub” by Weed

For those of us for whom WeedMaps is too cumbersome or too bulky, there is a more curated option for finding cannabis. Bay Area-based startup Green Rush is a hub for the offerings of participating pharmacies and delivery services, all organized in one place – which is why it has been described as the ‘GrubHub of cannabis’ since its launch in April.

Mobile users can find available options in their immediate area, browse menus and get an idea of ​​how quickly a delivery can arrive. User recommendations are verified through Green Rush, eliminating the need to fill out multiple sets of identical paperwork for different cannabis collectives.

Green Rush currently works most with delivery companies, but according to founder and CEO Paul Warshaw, brick-and-mortar pharmacies are coming online, including Cookie Company 415.

Get your card via video conference with HelloMD

Getting a medical recommendation for marijuana has never been easier. First, Meadow offered on-demand doctor visits, removing the need to leave the house. Now, with videoconferencing doctor visits, you don’t even have to get dressed — although HelloMD’s doctors probably prefer you to be dressed.

The California Medical Board has verified that “telemedicine” – doctor consultation via web-based video, using a computer, phone or tablet – is a legitimate drug. Bay Area-based startup HelloMD is profiting and taking “digital healthcare” into medical cannabis.
This could get some holdouts on board.

“Most people just don’t feel comfortable going to what we would consider a sketchy clinic at Sixth and Mission, paying cash for what is a very substandard clinic. [medical] experience,” said CEO and founder Mark Hadfield, whose company offers legitimate recommendations from board-certified physicians for $95. “That’s a very valuable service.”

And a service designed to survive the transition to recreational was allowed to legalize California next year.

“Recreational users are already using it,” Hadfield says. “Eventually, millions of Americans will use marijuana for medicinal purposes — and never smoke it.”

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