Government Technology magazine covers information technology’s role in state and local governments, and it has taken a look at three of the leading platforms to help connect medical cannabis patients and dispensaries. Eaze operates in more than 100 California cities after its expansion to Southern California and is contemplating extending into delivery of prescription pharmaceuticals through its network of contracted drivers. HelloMD connect patient not only with product but also with licensed doctors. Meadow has extended its services to provide software to dispensaries to help them better manage their businesses.
One of the key points that the author makes is that the services are working closely with government officials in California as it transitions to a system of strong state regulation
Unlike disruptive companies Airbnb and Uber, who only looked to policymakers after the fact, cannabis-centric groups have had to work closely with lawmakers and other stakeholders to get off the ground.
“We’ve been way more collaborative with local and state government,” (Meadow CEO David) Hua said. “What’s really wonderful is, because this is a new frontier, we have the opportunity of opening ourselves up to legislators and the dispensaries and basically be the connector for everybody and be able to meet the requirements and needs of these various stakeholders through a platform that connects everyone, makes sure everyone is compliant and is auditable.”
Read Eyragon Eidam’s “E-cannabis: California Companies Connect Marijuana with Tech”: http://www.govtech.com/applications/eCannibis-California-Companies-Connect-Marijuana-with-Tech.html