SOURCE: Medical Cannabis Network

Medical Cannabis Network

April 01, 2014 10:00 ET

Medical Marijuana Website Launches Online Appointment Booking Service Today

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Medical Cannabis Network announced that its website, offering an online search and appointment booking platform for the medical marijuana market, and serving doctors and patients, has launched to serve the Canadian marketplace, effective April 1.

The announcement follows a change in Health Canada's regulation of the medical marijuana market. With the repeal of the Marihuana Medical Access Program, effective April 1, new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations will be instituted.

These changes affect both patients and doctors. Patients with documented chronic pain, medical conditions and approved ailments, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis, among other serious diseases, must visit a licensed doctor who will complete a short medical form to write a prescription. That prescription is mailed to one of the 10 licensed growers of medical cannabis.

Through the website, patients may locate a doctor and book an appointment for evaluation of chronic pain or symptoms, such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, or any other condition as determined by the doctor in order to receive treatment with medical cannabis.

The website is user-friendly and offers a turn-key solution to physicians that also incorporates strict compliance measures. The website's procedures ensure the identity of the patient is confirmed and the doctor's prescription is transmitted securely and directly to the licensed growers. Doctors can effectively manage their medical marijuana practice, schedule appointments, remind patients of appointments and designate the valid period of the prescription, from one month to multiple months up to one year, as appropriate for that individual patient.

Using the Titration System, which is an exclusive innovation of the website, patients self-report on the efficacy of the cannabis treatment. A proprietary algorithm calculates all positive and negative results against a patient's symptoms, incorporating all currently prescribed medications. It also records the type of cannabis strain and dosage levels. The data is transmitted directly to the doctor, which permits the physician to monitor the patient's condition. The Titration system promotes patient-physician communication, while tracking the effectiveness of the medical cannabis treatment.

"The success of a similar website in the United States since 2010 encouraged us to establish to serve the medical cannabis patients and doctors across Canada. The incorporation of the Titration system, an innovation developed in 2014, will allow patients to self-report their cannabis treatment and transmit the data to their doctors. These aggregated reports will generate the first Canadian database for medical cannabis research of patient diseases and symptoms treated by medical marijuana, which can be analyzed by disease, effectiveness of treatment, type of cannabis and other criteria," said Jason Draizin, CEO and Founder of Medical Cannabis Network, which operates and

Medical Cannabis Network conducts a rigorous evaluation of physicians to confirm they meet the requirements for the type of doctors that can recommend marijuana. All doctors adhere to medical marijuana laws and supply medical marijuana prescriptions to patients referred to them by

In the United States, the website is a portal that helps more than 93,000 patients who qualify to locate and book appointments with more than 300 doctors and more than 500 clinics who are willing to recommend marijuana as a treatment for their ailments.

Medical Cannabis Network is not a grower nor a dispensary of medical cannabis nor an advocacy group.

About Medical Cannabis Network
Medical Cannabis Network operates, a website that seeks to help patients with documented medical conditions, such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic pain or any other ailment that is approved by their state of residence as a qualifying medical condition for cannabis, locate and book appointments with licensed doctors who are willing to recommend marijuana as a treatment for their ailments. Medical Cannabis Network does not promote the casual or recreational use of marijuana or any other prescription medication. It condones only the use of marijuana as a medication for recognized ailments in accordance with state law, as it has been shown to be a proven treatment for many medical conditions. For more information, please visit the websites and

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