Medical Marijuana Company Provides Solution for Illinois Marketing Regulations

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Recently, the Illinois Department of Public Health issued a notice of proposed rule changes that aim to limit the exposure that physicians can seek using traditional methods found in the marijuana industry. Normally, physicians have benefited from the option of using local dispensaries to advertise to new or future patients.

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Traditional mediums such as print, television, and radio can be cost prohibitive and do not have a potential reach even close to that of, seeing over 5,000 unique visitors a day.

Under Section 946.300, Qualifications for the Certifying Physician, it states in section b) that “The physician shall not…advertise in a cultivation center or a dispensing organization.” What does this mean for physicians? What the state of Illinois has done is create a level of transparency between the physician and any potential patients entering their care. The goal is to create a level of reliability currently seen in traditional pharmacies and with typical prescription medications. Medical steering is a serious issue in medicine today and Section 946.300 looks to create similar standards within the cannabis community.

By preventing physicians from collaborating with or advertising in dispensaries via business cards, flyers, or other materials the hope is that a physician will uphold their Hippocratic oath when treating their patients without financial conflicts of interest occurring. Due to these new changes in regulations for physicians wishing to certify patients for medical cannabis use, has emerged as the perfect solution. By providing a legal and highly frequented platform for patient appointment requests, provides high quality exposure to physicians across the state of Illinois who are seeking a viable method of advertising. Because the educational materials provides can be placed in dispensaries and other cannabis businesses and because educational materials do not break any Illinois laws or regulations, it is the perfect medium for physicians wishing to be placed in front of a highly specific demographic. Through unique “Caregiver” profiles (link to caregiver section) even dispensaries can help physician’s book appointments by directing patients to register and use to request an appointment.

Sadly, many patients are not properly informed and believe that simply being a resident of the state entitles them to medical marijuana. In some reported instances we have had dispensary owners explain to us that patients will sometimes simply show up, expecting to be sold medicine, when in fact they have yet to pass through the appropriate channels to qualify. Because collaborates with, it is able to not only provide dispensaries and other safe access providers with exposure, but also direct patients to physicians who have not entered the cannabis industry at the necessary stage.

Traditional mediums such as print, television, and radio can be cost prohibitive and do not have a potential reach even close to that of, seeing over 5,000 unique visitors a day is the most frequented site by patients in the search for their medical cannabis recommendation. provides a full host of marketing services and listing tools to get any physician and their practice the exposure needed to elevate their practice to the next level of financial sustainability. From optimized profiles, professionally written press releases, and exclusive pay per click campaigns, is an industry leader in providing exposure and up to date information for all of our physicians and clients.

For more information regarding how you can expose your practice or clinic to new patients today, please contact COO John Nicolazzo at (305)728-4858.

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