Avid shoppers wait until Cyber Monday to get the best online deals on everything from electronics to apparel during the holiday season.
And now medical marijuana joins the roster of things for sale on this mega online shopping day.
Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, announced New York’s first-ever “Cyber Monday” sale of medical marijuana products purchased online at vireohealthny.com.
Patients may submit online Cyber Monday orders for a 24-hour period, beginning at midnight on Monday, Nov. 27, through 11:59 p.m. that same day. All online orders for in-store pick up and home delivery totaling $100 or more will automatically receive a $25 discount.
“Vireo’s Cyber Monday sale will help make our products even more affordable for patients during the holiday season,” said Ari Hoffnung, CEO of Vireo Health of New York. “We also hope that by adopting familiar e-commerce promotional strategies, like those employed by Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy, we’ll be able to combat the lingering stigma associated with marijuana and its medicinal use.”
Vireo now allows patients to submit online orders with the option of selecting from one of two digital services: an in-store pickup service that ensures their selected products are waiting for them at one of the four Vireo dispensaries, and a home delivery service covering New York City. The home delivery service, normally priced at $20, is being offered to patients at no cost for a limited time.
“Patients are increasingly going online for all aspects of their medical care,” said Vireo’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stephen Dahmer.
“We strive to continually improve and refine our own patients’ digital experience. Our patients can now virtually consult with our pharmacists, conveniently order online and have our medications delivered straight to their door. All of this is possible without leaving the comfort of their own home, which is especially important to our homebound patients,” he added.
Vireo’s Cyber Monday sale is limited to the first 1,000 patients who place online orders during the promotional period.
Only patients certified in accordance with the New York State Department of Health’s Medical Marijuana Program regulations are eligible to participate in this promotion.
NYS MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM
New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program has 35,621 certified patients and 1,316 practitioners registered to write prescriptions for the drug, according to the New York State Department of Health.
There are 28 registered Staten Island-based practitioners who can recommend medical marijuana, and 1,327 certified patients who reside in the borough, according to the Department of Health.
Source: 420 Intel – United States