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New York Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Vireo Health Queens: Patient-focused, physician-led.

At Vireo Health Queens, we believe medical marijuana is a great resource for treating a variety of qualifying conditions safely. By speaking with our patients about their diagnoses and their medical care, we’ll work together with the patient and their physician to craft a treatment plan that keeps the patient front and center. When you visit our New York medical marijuana dispensary, you’ll find compassionate physicians and pharmacists who are up-to-date on cannabis-based remedies and who understand the differences between the various capsules, oral solutions, vaporization cartridges, and vaporization oils we prescribe. Together, you’ll be able to decide which product may be right for you as we work to manage your condition.

Our best-in-class cannabis-based products are truly made with our patients in mind. As an integrated medical marijuana dispensary, we handle everything from seed to sale. Our knowledgeable staff of horticulturalists and scientists nurture our plants and create our products, while our compassionate physicians and pharmacists assist patients in our dispensaries.

Currently, Vireo Health runs New York medical marijuana dispensaries located in AlbanyBinghamtonQueens, and White Plains. Find a Vireo Health dispensary near you and get started today.

THE VIREO STORY

Vireo Health is a physician-led company dedicated to providing patients with best-in-class cannabis-based products and high quality care. Vireo is the parent company of two vertically integrated, seed-to-sale, medical-cannabis subsidiaries — Vireo Health of New York and Minnesota Medical Solutions.

Vireo Health Queens of New York and Minnesota Medical Solutions cultivate cannabis in their environmentally friendly greenhouses and manufactures pharmaceutical-grade cannabis extracts in their state-of-the-art labs. These products are then sold through retail dispensaries to qualifying patients in Minnesota and New York.

The Vireo team is comprised of physicians, scientists, and horticulturists that have been successful in a variety of settings and bring a broad spectrum of experience in best practices and evidence-based medicine.

The Company’s founder, Kyle Kingsley, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician, serial entrepreneur, and inventor. He was inspired to launch Vireo dispensary after encountering numerous patients who successfully used cannabis to effectively alleviate their pain and suffering.

Initially a medical cannabis skeptic, Dr. Kingsley’s position on the issue evolved over time, as he delved into the science that was absent from his medical school training and became intrigued by the small, but building body of clinical evidence around the medical use of cannabis as well as the increasing number of real world patient stories he observed first-hand.

One particularly moving story came from a Gulf War veteran — a six-foot male in his forties, father of two, originally from California — who had suffered a gunshot wound that resulted in a spinal cord injury. For years following the war, the vet continued to experience debilitating pain and muscle spasms in his legs that prevented him from leading a normal life. After a lengthy period of being prescribed large amounts of opiates with numerous adverse side effects – including constant states of sedation, dizziness, and nausea — he decided to try cannabis, which quickly provided him significant relief from his symptoms with little to no side-effects and helped pave the way for him to return to normal everyday life.

This is just one of the many first-hand accounts that inspired Dr. Kingsley to learn more about medical cannabis. Drawing on his significant experience and passion in medicine, business and horticulture, Dr. Kingsley decided to launch his own medical cannabis company, Minnesota Medical Solutions.

The Company’s first milestone was winning the highly competitive, merit-based Minnesota medical cannabis licensing process in which it was ranked first out of a dozen applicants. Only a few months later, Dr. Kingsley launched another Vireo company, Vireo Health of New York (formerly known as Empire State Health Solutions), to compete for one of New York’s five medical cannabis licenses. On July 31, 2015, the Company was informed that it had won a license in New York, achieving its second milestone. Vireo Health of New York ranked second out of 43 finalists.

The Vireo team is now focused on increasing awareness about the number of deaths caused each year from the use of highly addictive opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone and the illicit, related street drug heroin and conducting research on how medical cannabis could be used as a replacement to opioids.

FAQs

Q Marijuana for Dummies

Our Mission at LeafyMate is to provide a seamless customer experience and educate people about cannabis. With an online marketplace, telehealth solution, dispensary directory and delivery platform we aim to provide legal access to Cannabis products. You can explore, review, purchase carefully selected products from licensed retailers and schedule a pick-up or delivery subject to availability in your area. We are here to help you learn about cannabis and its benefits for your body and mind. We also connect you with licensed medical marijuana doctors for medical cannabis card evaluations in your state. Everyone knows about cannabis, right? Of course not. We are not born with ancestral memories. We do not recall the time when we emerged from our straw huts, saw the bud growing in the garden, and decided to apply it to all manner of life. So, we turn to the internet and stumble upon this comprehensive guide on marijuana for dummies.

Q Want Marijuana Information but Not Sure Who to Ask?

You're not alone. With marijuana legalization spreading across the states the use of marijuana is getting a little daunting out there. The experienced marijuana consumers are flocking to dispensaries while those of us who are not sure where to go, who have always wanted to try but don’t know where to start or who have never even considered it but curious, now you have LeafyMate to help. The Marijuana for Dummies guide will give you a good foundation but continue exploring to learn more. We are here to introduce you to marijuana for beginners. We'll try to keep it simple but don’t hesitate to reach out to LeafyMate gurus to learn more and ask questions.

Q What are the different types of cannabis?

The first important step for marijuana beginners or even enthusiasts is to discern between the types of cannabis being offered. There are many types of marijuana, all sorts of ways to take it, and all sorts or varieties in strength. Let's cover the very basic differences without going into too much detail.
Sativa

Q How to Take Marijuana If You Don't Smoke?

Sativa is a type of strain that is used to stimulate energy, uplift your mood, improve focus and increase your senses. This strain will help you get your day moving along and give you the boost of energy needed for every occasion, including a run, party or for any reason you have to stimulate your senses.
Indica

Q Why do people use marijuana?

Indica is the type of strain that that is used for relaxation and is known to be taken before sleep. Overall, this strain reduces anxiety, increases appetite and provides an overall relaxing affect.
Hybrid

Q More Marijuana Information For Beginners

Blended mix of strains that provide you a balanced relaxation and increased boost. The combination of Sativa and Indica come in different proportions with either Sativa or Indica dominating the balance.
CBD

Q Dispensary Near Me

CBD is popular and is used for a variety of reasons including inflammation reduction, exercise recover and overall well being. A cannabis plant is made of two main compounds, there are a ton more, but let's talk about these two. One of these is CBD (Cannabidiol) and another is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD extract has no psychoactive properties and will not get you high. You will get all the health benefits of cannabis but without the strange woozy feeling or the munchies.

Q What Else Should You Know?

Fortunately, it's not like the old days anymore. You don't 'need' to smoke a joint to indulge in some prime weed. For beginners, a joint is probably a good starting point because you have a lot of control over how much you intake. Weed can take a short amount of time (maybe 20 minutes) to kick-in and last 1 – 6 hours, so you may want to take it easy on your first few tries until you figure it out for you body. If you don't smoke, THC and CBD oils are available. These are generally used for medicinal purposes or those who don’t smoke. This is best taken by simply placing drops of oil under your tongue and let it absorb into your mouth (most oils will come with simple instructions on the dosage you should take).
Edible marijuana treats are a fantastic alternative to smoking joints for those that want the benefits of cannabis but don’t prefer to smoke. Edibles come on much more slowly, could have a more intense effect depending on the THC/CBD mix your take, and are likely to provide a shorter-term affect. Be aware that it is very, very, very, very easy to eat too much. Limit yourself to a smaller amount, wait an hour, then have another if you feel the need. Have regular snacks on hand for when the munchies hit you and have water handy to dilute the affects as needed.
Using a vaporizer might be your preferred method. A weed vaporizer won't produce nearly the same amount of smoke that an electronic cigarette style vape pen will do. It will produce a light tickle on your throat. The marijuana is placed inside a chamber that is heated to release the vapor into your body. Again, vaping weed is an alternative to smoking a joint. It's definitely too easy to take too much so pace yourself. Aside from these methods, you can take marijuana in a variety of forms including a soda can, feel free to explore the right method for you.

Q Disclaimer

Besides some people being curious and try marijuana for the sake of trying there are other reasons for people using marijuana. To list a few, energy, relaxation, increase in focus and healing are some popular ones. Some people make marijuana as part of their daily routine and others have it from time to time. People are using marijuana to cut back on alcohol, opiates, tobacco or other medicine that aids in sleep, appetite, focus and many more.