Editors note: This story is part of a month-long series for Black History Month. GMR wants to celebrate Black-owned businesses in cannabis and those that have made a difference in the industry.
Despite the many benefits of cannabis use, it is still heavily stigmatized in America, with the legalization of the plant in only a handful of states. This issue leaves those with medical validation who want to use medical marijuana limited resources to find it. Fortunately, one company has made its mission to address the limited accessibility of medical marijuana and certified medical marijuana healthcare providers.
Veriheal was created in 2017 by black businessmen Joshua Green and Samuel Adjetunji with the objective of providing quality medical marijuana education and resources. The healthcare technology company allows medical marijuana patients to connect to certified doctors in their state with ease to get approved for a medical marijuana card. Four years later, the Veriheal has grown significantly and is considered one of America’s top medical marijuana companies.
The company has received rave reviews on Facebook Reviews, BBB (Better Business Bureau), and Trustpilot Reviews and has been featured in Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, and more.
Veriheal provides a variety of services on their site that are garnered towards improving the lives of many. Listed below are the services Veriheal provides through their website.
- Opportunity to apply for a medical marijuana card
- Locator for medical marijuana doctors in a patient’s state
- Consultation to gain more knowledge on cannabis and its benefits
- Locator for local dispensaries in a patient’s area
- Edible dosage calculator that used for calculating the potency of infused THC and CBD in food
Aside from services, the healthcare technology company, Veriheal, doesn’t aim to break their customers’ pockets. The most a customer may pay for Veriheal’s services is $199 annually, significantly less than what many medical marijuana providers offer. Their customer service is always available 24/7, and those who aren’t approved for a medical marijuana medical card can be refunded.
Veriheal has a referral program for those with an account in which users can receive a $5 credit that can be used towards purchasing a medical marijuana card. Those with an account will be provided with a referral link or coupon code they can give to their friends and family. If their referral is approved for a medical marijuana card, they will receive the credit on their account.
With its focus on improving the health and wellbeing of others, it is no surprise that Veriheal gives back to various health-related organizations. Veriheal is a charitable company that donates a portion of its earnings each year to charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Project, American Liver Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, and Tourette Association of America.
Alongside their charitable donations, Veriheal also aims to help the future generation by providing scholarships to students with financial needs. The cannabis company provides a scholarship for both high school and college students in America worth $1000 each year. Prospective applicants must write an essay focused on how the cannabis industry can be improved.
Black-owned business Veriheal is one of the leaders in the cannabis industry and has proven itself to be an excellent resource for patients wanting easy access to a medical marijuana card.