MediSwipe Inc. Announces Exclusive Agreement for Canada With MarijuanaDoctors.com Online Search-and-Booking Platform as Country Moves to Direct Doctor-Patient and Prescription Model
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/13 --
MediSwipe Inc. (OTCQB: MWIP) (www.MediSwipe.com) (MWIP), the leader in Compassionate Care Technology Solutions for the medicinal marijuana industry today announced the Company has signed an exclusive agreement with MCN on behalf of www.MarijuanaDoctors.com, the nation's first online search-and-booking platform to the medicinal cannabis industry for all rights to the Country of Canada. The Canadian site link can be found at:
The site www.MarijuanaDoctors.com was founded to act as the trusted gateway for patients searching for medical marijuana treatment in legal medical marijuana states, totaling twenty in the U.S. and now exclusively through MediSwipe (MWIP.OB), expanding doctor's listings and bookings throughout Canada. The unique and technically advanced portal provides patients a variety of online services in selecting a doctor and setting an appointment for a medical marijuana evaluation including detailed profile information, scheduling information, and ratings and reviews.
MarijuanaDoctors.com is dedicated to legitimizing the process for the booking and selection of medical marijuana doctors by standardizing the criteria and selection process for doctors allowed to join our trusted network of quality physicians.
"MCN created the sub-domain Canada.marijuanadoctors.com in order to satisfy Health Canada and create the necessary reporting for their clinicians to understand the regional hot spots of terminal auto immune diseases and which strains coming from their now 60 producers is off setting the side effects of these ailments. Patients in Canada will be able to view the licensed producers menus of medications immediately after seeing their doctors or using our telemedicine portal, in the event the ailment prohibits traveling," stated Jason Draizin, CEO of Marijuana Doctors.com.
"The Canadian government predicts a $1.3 billion industry in 10 years, and industry experts believe estimates could be closer to $2.6 billion by 2016. From our perspective, by using the Marijuanadoctors.com platform, patients will have a much easier and simpler way to get their license to legally obtain medical marijuana in Canada. They won't need multiple interactions with doctors and they won't have to fill out multiple forms with Health Canada. It will be like getting a regular prescription, filled out by doctors who will basically state how many grams per day the client is allowed. The entire process, excluding the consultation, may be done online through our platform at Canada.MarijuannaDoctors.com," stated B. Michael Friedman, CEO for MediSwipe Inc.
"We applaud the fact that Canada has embarked on a historic and ambitious move, giving rise to a new and emerging industry that could eventually top $1 billion and count half a million patients as customers. We believe the industry won't face most of the legal risks and hurdles associated with growing and selling marijuana in the United States. With the recent ban in Canada eliminating an approximate 25,000 private home growers, patients can now only receive medicine directly through approved and licensed growers or delivered directly through their medical doctors. It is here where we see MediSwipe capitalizing most on this opportunity by operating the only, and most trusted online directory of providers in Canada in which every physician in the region should seek to be a part of," further stated Friedman.
About MediSwipe Inc.
MediSwipe Inc. (www.MediSwipe.com) provides innovative patient solutions for electronically processing transactions within the healthcare industry. MediSwipe provides terminal-based service packages and integrated Web Portal add-ons for physicians, clinics, hospitals and medical dispensaries that include: digital patient records, Electronic Referrals, Credit/Debit Card merchant services, and wellness products including beverages Chillo and C+Swiss.
About The Medical Cannabis Network
MarijuanaDoctors.com 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 real doctors who are willing to recommend marijuana as a treatment for their ailments. We do not promote the casual or recreational use of marijuana or any other prescription medication. We condone only the use of marijuana as a medication for real ailments in accordance with state law, as we believe it is a proven treatment for many medical conditions.
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