22 Nov 2018

Medical doctors in Utah can now use Drgreensoft software

Among the results of the 2018 midterm elections was the passage of Proposition 2 legalizing medical in the state of Utah. Utah now joins over 30 other states in allowing its residents to access medical legally with a doctor’s authorization. In order to gain the support of the Mormon church in Utah, however, it was agreed the measure as written would be slightly changed. Among the changes: medical edibles will not be allowed under the law, as they may appeal to kids, and patients will not be permitted to grow their own medical.

With a doctor’s authorization, patients will be issued a special state ID card allowing them to by up to two ounces of cannabis and cannabis products containing up to 10 grams of the active ingredients THC or CBD within any two-week period. Patients will also be allowed to designate caregivers to help them procure and use medical. One activity the newly passed law does not permit, however, is the smoking of, even for legitimate medical purposes.

The state legislature will iron out the rest of the final details in early December of 2018. The measure was put on the ballot by the Utah Patients Coalition and passed with approximately 53 percent of the vote. This, in spite of opposition from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Utah Medical Association and the Utah Chiefs of Police Association. Utah State Governor Gary Herbert (R) is now expected to make good on his pledge to make access available to patients before year’s end via a special legislative session. Until the state begins issuing medical ID cards, however, the initiative creates a viable defense for qualifying patients charged with possession or use of during this period.

The need for doctors’ authorizations to get access to medical in Utah means doctors in Utah can start providing these recommendations to their patients. The demand for medical doctors in Utah is sure to be enormous, if the numbers in other states recently passing medical legislation are any indication. Helping doctors to manage this surge in patient demand and comply with state laws regarding medical and its authorization is DrGreenSoft software and similar products.

Software like DrGreenSoft helps orient doctors to all the requirements for themselves and their patients to help those patients access medical safely and legally. It includes the forms doctors need to fill out for the state and regulations regarding access and usage to share with their patients. In addition, DrGreenSoft makes handling this rising demand easier by serving as a digital office and patient portal, with HIPPA compliant point of sale and electronic records management systems built in. Using DrGreenSoft, doctors and patients can schedule appointments, communicate and store patient records, all securely. For doctors who process less than 30 patients per month, it completely free to use DrGreenSoft. Even with the paid option for heavier patient loads, there is still no risk or obligation.

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19 Nov 2018

Missouri Passes Medical and MMJ doctors are in demand

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters faced three different ballot measures approving medical in the state. Voters passed one of those three measures, Constitutional Amendment 2, making Missouri the 32nd state in the U.S. to legalize medical cannabis. The amendment will allow physicians to prescribe for 10 different medical conditions. It will also allow qualified patients to grow their own medical.

The measure passed with 65 percent of the vote after 3,066 precincts of 3,256 were counted. Medical will be taxed 4%, proceeds applying to fund military veteran services. The medical industry in Missouri is expected to produce approximately $24 million per year for the state. Other propositions, one for producing a medical cannabis research institution and the other proposing a different tax and legal structure for the new law, both failed to pass. Amendment 2 passed with over 1.5 million votes, more than any other proposition or candidate on the midterm 2018 Missouri ballot. Clearly, medical is popular in Missouri, a fact of which doctors practicing in the state are surely taking notice.

To access medical in Missouri, patients will need to secure a letter from a physician certifying their medical qualifications to use medically. This places doctors in Missouri in a unique position in which a swelling demand is imminent. Only approximately 50 out of 109 doctors responding to a 2016 Kansas City Medical Society survey said they would recommend medical if it were legal to do so. This means the demand for medical doctors in the state will be even greater than it otherwise would be if all doctors participated. To help those doctors interested in serving this rising need meet the demand are a variety of new organizations and services. For example, Missouri Medical was created after the amendment’s passage to produce an internet-based directory of medical doctors and dispensaries in the state. Another powerful resource for doctors interested in participating in Missouri’s budding new medical industry are software tools like DrGreenSoft.

DrGreenSoft is a multi-faceted software tool providing doctors with a combination of electronic medical records, point of sale and virtual office services. As an electronic medical records system, DrGreenSoft helps doctors to manage an increasing pool of patients and track their diagnoses, treatments and progress. It offers electronic forms and signatures, including all required state medical forms, and features 24/7 patient verification online. Data can be automatically backed up. As a point of sale system, DrGreenSoft enables doctors to invoice patients and accept payments. As a virtual office, DrGreenSoft avails doctors of a digital calendar, scanner integration, an employee time clock and online office for telemedicine appointments. Patients also get access to a private online portal where they can schedule, cancel and change appointment and request calls from their doctor. The software even includes marketing and CRM tools to help doctors track referrals and distribute email and text message promotions. DrGreenSoft software is fully HIPAA compliant, cloud-based and secure. It is compatible with all devices and can be used in multiple locations. Doctors can start using DrGreenSoft for free.

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08 Nov 2018

Medical doctors will be in great demand in Michigan software emr

Medical doctors will be in great demand in Michigan in the very near future with the medical industry in the state expected to generate between $325 million and $425 million in its first year. Demand for medical doctors to provide patient authorizations, like the demand for medical itself, is expected to be so high that product shortages and lack of availability to patients in need are likely to result. Such problems could lead to a surge in the black market for illegal sales.

The solutions to these potential problems are multifold. They include greater numbers of business licenses issued by the state to permit more medical growers and distributors to operate above board and an increase in the number of medical doctors in practice issuing patient authorizations. So far, only 16 business licenses have been issued in the entire state of Michigan for the scope of medical services. Only seven of these licenses are for medical dispensaries. Any businesses operating in the medical sphere by September 15, 2018 are supposed to shut down and cease operations, according to current state regulations.

Approximately 290,000 patients are expected to have or obtain doctor authorizations to use medical in the next year. Even more will be eligible for authorizations but unable to obtain them, often through inaccessibility of medical doctors near them. This gives Michigan the second largest medical patient base of all legal medical states in the country. Any licensed physician is eligible to issue medical patient authorizations under state law. Helping these medical doctors manage their growing pools of patients and keep proper track of their care are free software programs like DrGreenSoft.

Concerns doctors and legislators have about the appeals of the black market to medical patients is its lack of limits of purchase amounts or hours of operation, the addition of taxes on pricing and tracking of sales and patient data. Medical doctors can help thwart the temptations of the black market by helping patients to more easily and safely access legal medical and incorporate it into their larger treatment program. EMR software like DrGreenSoft helps doctors to provide patients with that comfort and confidence that comes from including in their larger health and wellness program. Medical can also educate their patients about the risks and dangers of black market versus legal medical such as the sheer absence of quality controls in black market.

Physicians wishing to help their patients integrate medical into their care plans can find enormous aid through the tools free software for doctors provides, such as multiple location management, electronic signatures and forms, secure online patient portals and automated data backup. DrGreenSoft also provides medical doctors with all Michigan state medical forms and exam forms as well as an online office in which to offer telemedicine sessions.

As investors from out of state target Michigan for its medical industry, local legislators scramble to keep up with newly revised rules to accommodate the rapid changes in this burgeoning industry. This will lead more and more patients to rely on their medical doctors to help them navigate this every-changing climate and keep their medical authorizations in good legal standing.

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29 Sep 2018

New Louisiana Medical Laws Create Booming Potential Market for Doctors

The 2016 legalization of medical in Louisiana set the ground for a booming new market for medical doctors in the state. In addition to seeking the physician’s authorization required to use medical in Louisiana, many Louisiana patients new to medical may need guidance in its safe and proper use. Moreover, the law requires all medical patients, both those new to and familiar with it alike, be monitored throughout their treatment by the doctor providing the authorization. This places medical doctors in high demand in Louisiana, both for medical authorizations and to monitor those authorized treatments.

Expected to add even further to this demand, state regulators have more recently loosened limits on the number of medical cannabis patients a single doctor can authorize. In an eight to one vote in September 2018, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners removed a 2016 cap limited doctors to treating just 100 patients with medical cannabis. Lifting this restriction benefits patients by removing bottlenecks in vital health care services, and it benefits doctors by preventing them from having to refuse needed care to a patient.

The combination of the new medical law in Louisiana and the lifting of regulations restricting the number of patients per doctor means that doctors can find themselves inundated with demand for medical authorizations. To help manage this demand, software like DrGreenSoft was created to specifically manage the unique demands on medical doctors. With DrGreenSoft, physicians have immediate access to all the forms, regulations and information required to treat patients with medical while complying fully with state law. DrGreenSoft is fully HIPAA compliant and secure with automated cloud backups. The software is a complete suite of EMR, POS and medical patient verification systems. It includes a telemedicine suite for staying in contact with patients, featuring a secure Internet portal with online pre-qualification services and a smart calendar. The software even comes with full marketing and CRM features for helping to keep up with referrals and distribute promotions. Another new regulation passed by the state Medical Examiners Board also helps reduce doctors’ loads a bit, as well as an unnecessary burden on patients, by eliminating the requirement patients see their medical physician every 90 days to renew authorization.

Despite passage of the original medical law in Louisiana in 2016, implementation has yet to occur, with patient access to medical cannabis in the state expected to begin within 3 to 6 months of the September passage of these new regulations. This means there is still plenty of time for Louisiana doctors to enter this new market at its outset. So far, only 48 physicians have applied to authorize medical cannabis treatment in Louisiana at that time. This means the need is still high for doctors to enter the Louisiana medical market. Whether considering expanding or transitioning into this new booming market, the features and services DrGreenSoft provides can eliminate confusion and overwhelm and help make the process go smoothly and efficiently.

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04 Sep 2018

Illinois Doctors Can Now Prescribe Medical Cannabis for Pain

Pain is the latest ailment for which the state of Illinois now allows patients to legally use medical cannabis. Barring the availability in legal, accessible, safe and affordable medical cannabis, patients with severe and chronic pain are often left to resort to taking opioids to provide relief. Even with a doctor’s prescription, opioid use can become highly addictive and dangerous, even deadly. Considering approximately 11,000 people died in the state since 2008 due to opioid overdoses and opioids are responsible for almost twice the deaths in 2016 in the state as traffic accidents, the prospect of much safer medical cannabis to provide adequate pain relief and stem the tide of opioid use, addiction and overdose appears a welcome one in Illinois.

Announced in late August of 2018, Illinois state Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the option for doctors to prescribe medical cannabis as an alternative to opioids for treating severe or chronic pain. The law was made effective immediately thereafter. The sponsor of the bill Rauner signed into law was State Representative Kelly Cassidy, a Democrat representing Chicago. Cassidy touted the bill, SB 336, as a possibility for patients whose only other option would be addictive opioids, whether they wanted to take them or not. A pilot program has been initiated as part of the new law to institute safeguards against medical abuse and abuse of the state’s medical program. Upon the institution of this law, prescribing, purchasing, possessing and using medical cannabis in Illinois for pain is subject to the same laws as using medical cannabis for any other condition as per the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.

An invaluable tool medical doctors are finding indispensable for optimizing their practice is DrGreenSoft, a combination of electronic medical records software and point of sale software in one. More than ordinary EMR and POS software, DrGreenSoft is custom tailored to the medical cannabis field and the needs of medical cannabis doctors.
This includes all the necessary state MMJ forms. DrGreenSoft is free for low volume practices serving fewer than 30 patients per months. For practices larger than 30 monthly patients, only a small fee is charged.

As the most recent addition to the growing list of debilitating conditions for which doctors are authorized to prescribe medical to patients in Illinois, pain joins conditions including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease agitations
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

The list includes over 30 conditions at the time of pain’s addition. The action practically ensures that an already booming new industry in the state is only bound to further grow. This augers an imminent growing need for medical doctors practicing in the state to help qualifying patients legally access medical cannabis, for pain or any other qualifying condition. Software like DrGreenSoft helps those doctors to easily and comfortably expand their practices to serve this growing need.

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22 Aug 2018

Over 45 More Physicians Certified to Recommend Medical Cannabis in Ohio

On Wednesday, July 11, the State Medical Board of Ohio certified 46 more physicians to recommend medical cannabis to patients in the state. This brings the number to 185 doctors in total since April approved to authorize patients to use medical in the state. Patients can look up all 185 doctors’ names and contact information on a searchable online database updated after each monthly meeting of the state medical board anytime they add new doctors to its list of approved medical physicians in Ohio.

In order to be approved to recommend medical cannabis to patients in Ohio, a physician must first take two continuing education credit hours on the subjects of cannabis use and each of the medical conditions qualifying for medical recommendation in Ohio. Anytime an approved physician recommends medical to a patient, he or she is required to certify several facts, namely:

  • The physician has a genuine doctor-patient relationship with the patient.
  • The patient has been diagnosed with a medical conditions that qualifies for medical in Ohio.
  • The two have discussed the benefits and risks of using medical.
  • The physician has looked over the medical history of the patient in the Ohio state database of controlled substances.

To make this service easier to manage with an even faster-growing list of medical patients in the state, physicians in Ohio and elsewhere can now make use of electronic medical records (EMR) software like DrGreenSoft. When Ohio begins opening medical dispensaries, still a few months away, free software like DrGreenSoft will help doctors meet their responsibilities to patients and the Ohio medical board alike.

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17 Aug 2018

Medical “Flowers” Finally Legal for Sale in Pennsylvania Dispensaries

Medical patients in Pennsylvania can finally buy “dry leaf” legally in the state. Also known as “bud” and “flower”, this form of, commonly thought of as “smokable”, is the most familiar to most medical and recreational users. It also tends to be the most affordable variety, in comparison with the only the forms previously allowed like edibles, lotions, pills and tinctures. These other forms of medical cannabis are all highly processed, however, whereas buds are not processed at all, making them a “purer” and, therefore, more preferred form of the medicine in many users’ minds. flowers, however, need not be smoked exclusively; they can also be vaporized, or “vaped”, a method far safer for the lungs and other bodily systems than smoking.

At the 16 medical cannabis dispensaries currently in operation in Pennsylvania like Abington’s TerraVida Holistic Center, scores of people showed up on August 1, the first day dry leaf cannabis was legally available for purchase in the state, to be among the first to acquire some. The first dispensary in Pennsylvania to offer dry leaf medical for sale was Keystone Shops in King of Prussia, which opened its doors at one minute after midnight that morning. The facility even held a party in its parking lot to celebrate the new law with a DJ and free hoagies and pizza.

Lines wrapped around buildings and blocks before dispensaries even opened their doors for the day, some dispensary managers even handing out doughnuts to the patiently-waiting patients. By midday, many strains of medical cannabis in flower form, with names like Princess Leia, Mob Boss, Lemon G., Hash Haze and Star Killer, were already out of stock. Some dispensaries, like Fishtown’s Restore Integrative Wellness Center, implemented purchase maximums on dry leaf cannabis, in its case 15 grams per week, to keep the medicine available in this form to as many patients who need it as possible. The state only allows each licensed medical dispensary to carry 15 pounds of dry leaf cannabis in stock.

The allowing of legal medical cannabis sales in flower form is bound to only increase the number of eligible patients interested in obtaining a doctor’s authorization and patronizing medical dispensaries in the state who formerly were not doing so because they were not as interested in the other legally available forms. As such, physicians recommending medical cannabis in the state could use whatever help they can get managing their growing lists of authorized medical patients and those patients’ medical records. DrGreenSoft (https://drgreensoft.com/) offers such assistance to physicians with its free Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software exclusively built for medical physicians. In addition to enabling medical doctors to create, maintain and manage patient EMRs, the software also serves as a patient portal, point of sale system, online office with smart calendar and marketing and customer relations management system.

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program launched in the middle of February, 2018. Already, more than 32,000 patients have been certified by the PA Department of Health to purchase and use medical in the state

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16 Aug 2018

DrGreensoft Releases Special Software with Medical Doctors in Mind


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Easy to use and made specifically for doctors of medical, this software conveniently combines EMR, POS and other features necessary to operate a medical practice.

DrGreensoft’s new software makes managing patients easier than ever before. With all the necessary features needed to run a successful business, this software allows physicians to provide service in a professional manner, keep track of patients and employees, and improve overall medical care.

The all-in-one software includes point of sale (POS), electronic medical record keeping or emr, (EMR), customer relationship management, (CRM), has the ability to keep track of employee hours, send SMS notifications and much more. Other key features include: fast patient check out, reports and employee management, electronic medical record keeping, and a patient verification system. This software keeps everything organized and easy to manage for better care and interaction between doctor and patient.


Perfect for telemedicine practice, DrGreensoft’s new software allows the physician to provide each patient with their own personal online portal where they can request additional services, book appointments, and even have a video conference with the doctor. Physicians can sell any products and services and keep track of them in the POS suite, integarte best marketing and referral platforms, and easily keep in touch with their patients. Employees are able to clock in an out, and the software can manage multiple physicians. Performance reports provide even more control and organization.


The electronic medical record keeping system and patient verification system is cloud based and HIPAA compliant and customizable for regulation of multiple states. The online system allows for round the clock patient verification, an appointment system for your website that includes calendar integration, SMS marketing and notifications, as well as an online portal for patients. This allows physicians to track all aspects of their business, from employee hours from multiple locations, to marketing performance and patient files, while giving patients that ability to view their appointment times, renewal dates, and follow-ups. The cloud storage keeps all information safe and secure and automatically backs up.


DrGreensoft.com is now offering free version for low volume practices, no-obligation subscription for free so that customers can see if this software is right for them. Contact (408)290-5853 or visit https://drgreensoft.com/pricing-2/ for pricing info.








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13 Aug 2018

New York State Adds Opioid Replacement as an Approved Condition for Medical Cannabis; Sales Expected to Jump

In early July, 2018, the State of New York added opioid replacement to its list of approved conditions for using medical cannabis. As a result, sales of MMJ in the state are expected to increase significantly. The State Department of Health announced the emergency rule as effective immediately, authorizing the issuance of temporary ID cards in order for certified patients to access medical faster.

The decision comes as little surprise as Howard Zucker, New York Health Commissioner, announced the Commission’s intention to create this measure. At the time, Zucker presented research backing the plan demonstrating MMJ’s effectiveness reducing opioid dependency and use as well as overdose. Patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder who are participating in a certified treatment program for opioid addiction would be eligible to use medical cannabis. Additionally, patients experiencing significant pain falling short of the clinical definition for chronic pain could use medical cannabis instead of opioids to manage that pain. Already, chronic pain is listed among the qualifying conditions for using medical in New York State. The other qualifying conditions to use medical in New York are currently the following:

  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury spasticity.
  • Huntington’s disease.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Multiple sclerosis

Before this measure was instituted, sales of medical in New York, according to the Business Factbook, were expected to reach between $50 and $70 million in 2018. This represents an increase of $10 to $50 million from the state’s 2017 MMJ earnings of $20 to $40 million. The growth of the medical industry in the state may well be higher, even, if it were not for a state ban on most types of edibles and all forms of smokable cannabis.

There are approximately 62,250 certified medical patients in New York State and approximately 1,735 medical doctors registered with the state’s medical cannabis program. To help these doctors produce, retain and manage the medical records for their medical patients are doctors software programs like drGreensoft.com. Through medical software for doctors, practitioners can create and more easily manage electronic medical records (EMR) for their patients. Some EMR software, like our drGreenSoft.com, can also be used as a Patient Verification System (PVS) that allows doctors to verify a patient’s medical card status . As one of the leading types of free software for doctors who recommend medical drGreenSoft.com is secure, HIPAA compliant, cloud-based and compatible with all devices. It provides all New York State medical cannabis forms and exam forms doctors need for the NY medical program as well as convenient features like scanner integration, multiple location management and a calendar or website appointment widget. It allows physicians to offer online office visits and allows patients to access a secure online portal. Data is backed up automatically and notifications and marketing messages can be produced and automatically delivered by email or SMS. Our software can even be used as a point of sale system to help doctors sell any related services or products to their medical cannabis patients.

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10 Apr 2017

New Tech Grows Out of Medical Industry

The passage of legalized medical in many U.S. states gave birth to a whole new industry, which in turn gave rise to a whole new need for tech innovation. The first technological innovations to grow out of the medical industry were ones that emulated existing technology. Leafly is like a Yelp that lets users post reviews of dispensaries. Massroots is like a Facebook that lets patients meet and share their experiences with strains that work for them, not unlike Facebook. Weedmaps is like a Groupon that lets users join efforts to get great deals on medical. Weedhire is like a Monster that helps workers find employment in the medical industry. But these are just the beginning.

The need for compliance with government regulations as well as systems for effectively (and economically) managing medical businesses has led to a need breed of tech innovations. The following are some of those needed innovations, as well as examples of companies moving them forward.

Seed to Sale Tracking

Seed to sale tracking essentially tags and tracks every single legal plant from the moment it’s planted as a seed until the time it’s sold to a patient. Even when that plant is further processed into tinctures, edibles, or other products, seed to sale tracking ensures that all plants are linked to product sold to consumers, and vice-versa, all products linked to its source. That way, no product can be sold legally in that state that doesn’t come from a legal source.

Making it even more difficult for tech innovators to come up with a simple, uniform seed to sale tracking system is that there are no simple, uniform regulations across all legal medical states. In fact, the exact opposite is true: every state has different regulations requiring a different seed to sale tracking system for that state.

Franwell is a company that started out developing software for tracking fruit and berries which then adapted that software for the medical industry.

Quality Control

Laboratories are cropping up all over for testing the type and quantity of constituent active elements (or “cannabinoids”) and terpenes (or aromatic elements), and the existence of residual pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or other pathogens in cannabis. But it’s impractical for a cannabis dispensary to continually be sending out product to labs for testing.

Sage Analytics has addressed that problem by developing portable testing devices, allowing dispensaries to perform all quality control inspections in-house.

Integrated Compliance Solutions

The money changing hands in the medical industry must be managed wisely, responsibly, and above all, legally. This requires the development of banking software and services to provide integrated compliance solutions to medical businesses.

MedMen performs consulting and licensing services for cannabis companies, and sees banking and integrated compliance solutions as the fundament of the industry’s success. Another company, Amercanex, is developing a commodities exchange for cannabis. Beyond creating a trading market in futures, it also creates a technical infrastructure wherein cannabis farmers can lock in prices, creating sector stability.

Government Infrastructure Development

As alluded to in the intro to this piece, legalizing medical cannabis in a state isn’t enough. The state government then has to implement the new law through policies and regulations. For most states, this is untrodden territory.

Enter NIC, a business developed to help government regulators develop those policies and programs, and then to implement them through systematized software technologies.

In the end, it will be a contest between those innovators first to the market and those major players late to the game but with the resources to dominate to see which tech innovations take hold. One thing is for sure, however: some seed to sale tracking, quality control, integrated compliance solutions, and government infrastructure development technologies will be among them.

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