KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On Jan. 6, 2020, NuggMD, the California-based industry-leading telemedicine platform that connects medical marijuana patients with state-licensed physicians, has announced that they’re extending their services to Missouri. NuggMD is committed to expanding access for patients who need cannabis, and to combating policies and prejudices that restrict access to medical marijuana despite overwhelming support for legalization.
As of 2020, NuggMD has helped more than half a million patients obtain their medical marijuana evaluations entirely online with fully-licensed physicians in good standing with their state. They are thrilled to add Missouri physicians to their platform to provide efficient and compassionate care to patients statewide.
In November 2018, Missouri voters passed Amendment 2 by a 66% majority, allowing medical doctors and osteopaths to provide medical marijuana recommendations to patients with a qualifying medical condition. Amendment 2 has built-in protections for physicians who are willing to certify patients for cannabis treatment, but many physicians are still unwilling to discuss this option with their patients due to cannabis’s status as a Schedule 1 Drug.
The founders and physicians of NuggMD believe that every Missouri resident deserves the option to use medical marijuana if it can help to relieve their suffering or combat addictions to potentially harmful prescription medications.
“The FDA and medical establishments are clearly dragging their feet at this point,” says NuggMD founder and CMO Alex Milligan. “The people have spoken in resounding voices, demanding access to cannabis to alleviate suffering. But cannabis is still a Schedule 1 Drug despite the obvious fact that it’s helping millions to treat painkiller addiction, epilepsy, PTSD, and many other disorders. Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states now, and recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states. It’s time for the federal government to admit that cannabis doesn’t belong on