Attention Rochester Customers: We’re Introducing a NEW Online Shopping Experience!

Attention Rochester Customers:

We’re Introducing a NEW Online Shopping Experience!

We are very excited to announce our new online ordering system.
Placing your orders online will now be easier than ever. While we know this new system will be more enjoyable in the long run, transitions always take some getting used to.

With this new system you will need to create a new username and password to log in. (But only once!)

What you can expect:
– Easier to navigate menu
– Better search function
– Seamless checkout experience

Please see below for step by step instructions and visuals on how to create your new account.

*This change will not affect previously placed orders.*

Step 1:

Go to www.minnesotamedicalsolutions.com and select “Shop” from the menu bar across the top of the screen.


Step 2
Select “Rochester” from the drop down menu and you will be taken to the new Rochester shopping menu.

Step 3
Shop as usual! You will be prompted to create your new account at checkout.


Step 4
Create your new account at checkout. Fill out all fields and BE SURE to select “Save my info for next time” so that you can create your account.

**Please ensure your information is entered exactly as was written for the Minnesota Department of Health.**

 Upon completion of your account creation and shopping transaction you will receive an email confirming your account and a text message confirming your order.

 

MinnMed/GreenGoods Dispensary Locations

Click on a location to view hours of operation:

Minneapolis               Bloomington

Rochester                 Moorhead

 

Minnesota Medical Solutions’ Cannabis Patient Centers Rebranded to Green Goods

MinnMed will become Vireo Health of Minnesota as the Company rebrands its retail locations to help better serve Minnesota’s medical cannabis patients

MINNEAPOLISSept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vireo Health International Inc., (“Vireo” or the “Company”) (CNSX: VREO; OTCQX: VREOF), a leading physician-founded, science-focused multi-state cannabis company, today announced that Minnesota Medical Solutions (MinnMed), the company’s subsidiary in Minnesota, has changed its name to Vireo Health of Minnesota and its cannabis patient centers are in the process of being renovated and rebranded. The retail locations will now be called Green Goods.

The Company’s existing cannabis patient centers in MinneapolisBloomingtonRochester, and Moorhead are being improved and renovated to help create a best-in-class patient experience. The renovations will create a relaxed and engaging environment that helps streamline the process of purchasing medical cannabis products to help serve more patients in a timely fashion. The rebranding and exterior renovations are nearly complete and interior updates are ongoing at all existing locations.

Vireo Health of Minnesota expects to open two new locations in Blaine and Hermantown under the Green Goods brand by November of this year, with an additional two locations in Burnsville and Woodbury expected to be open by the end of 2020.

“The Green Goods brand is the next evolution of Vireo’s continued commitment to providing patients with best-in-class medical cannabis products and customer experiences,” said Kyle Kingsley, MD, CEO and Founder of Vireo Health. “The new renovated locations will both allow us to better serve patients and transform how we interact with local communities and employees.”

Building on the Company’s commitment to putting patients first, Green Goods locations will offer an inviting atmosphere that provides personalized service and wellness programs. Each location will also feature a ‘knowledge bar’ for patients seeking expert information and on-site pharmacists to help guide patients through their medical cannabis journey. The renovated shops will also be used for community engagement events, charitable giving programs, and educational outreach efforts.

Green Goods will continue to provide the same quality medical cannabis products and expert service to patients. Products will be repackaged under the Vireo Health brand, but nothing else about the products offered will change – the formulas, prices, and application formats will remain the same. Each Green Goods location will offer Vireo Health of Minnesota’s full range of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products.

To learn more about Vireo Health of Minnesota and Green Goods retail locations, please visit www.minnmed.com.

About Vireo Health International, Inc.

Vireo Health International, Inc. (“Vireo” or the “Company”) is a physician-led cannabis company focused on bringing the best of technology, science, and engineering to the cannabis industry. Vireo manufactures proprietary, branded cannabis products in environmentally-friendly, state-of-the-art greenhouses and distributes its products through its growing network of Green GoodsTM retail dispensaries and through hundreds of third-party dispensaries in seven states. Vireo’s team of more than 400 employees, led by scientists, engineers, and cultivation experts, is focused on efficiency and the creation of best-in-class products, while driving scientific innovation within the cannabis industry and developing meaningful intellectual property. Today, Vireo is licensed to grow and/or process cannabis in 9 markets. The Company is operational in 7 of those 9 markets – including the core markets of Arizona, Maryland, MinnesotaNew Mexico, and New York. The Company holds 32 total retail dispensary licenses, of which 13 are currently open for business.  For more information about Vireo Health, please visit www.vireohealth.com.

Contact Information

Media Inquiries
Albe Zakes
Vice President, Corporate Communications 
albezakes@vireohealth.com    
(267) 221-4800

Investor Inquiries
Sam Gibbons
Vice President, Investor Relations
samgibbons@vireohealth.com 
(612) 314-8995

SOURCE Vireo Health International, Inc.

MinnMed Cannabis Patient Centers will soon be called Green Goods!

We are excited to announce that Minnesota Medical Solutions cannabis patient centers (CPCs) will be getting a new look and will soon be called Green Goods CPCs.
Over the coming weeks and months, you will be seeing an updated look and feel to your local Minnesota Medical Solutions location. We will be completing this transformation in 3 stages over the remainder of 2020. Starting soon, our CPC locations will be known as Green Goods! See below for more details about this exciting transformation.
What you should expect to see:
1. New paint and updated colors of the inside of your favorite CPC. This is happening right now, and should be concluded in the month of August. We think you’ll love it!
2. Updating of the Minnesota Medical Solutions logo and signage. The current MinnMed logo will be changing to Green Goods in our existing CPCs later this Fall.You will see this change on both the inside & outside of your local CPC. You can also expect to see some new brand inspired slogans – such as “Thank Goodness” and “Embrace Goodness.” GREEN IS GOOD!
3. New floor plans and interior designs. During the months of November and December, we will have wonderful updates to our existing fixtures and CPC floorplans that allow for an engaging, casual, and overall “good” experience. We will be installing knowledge bars with tablet stations that will allow you to view our menus, order products, and browse our website while you visit. We will also be updating our existing chairs and tables with a fresh new look!
4. Updated packaging for all our medicine and transition all Minnesota Medical Solutions packaging to be Vireo Health. This will happen over the course of 30 days during our transition. Please note that our product line and formulas will be remaining exactly the same, this will only be a change in our packaging.
5. Minnesota Medical Solutions company name will become Vireo Health of Minnesota. While cannabis patient centers will be called Green Goods,  as detailed above, our company will now be called Vireo Health of Minnesota.
Example: Our company will be called Vireo Health of Minnesota; our CPCs will be called Green Goods; and our products will be branded Vireo Health.

What is Green Goods all about?

The philosophy of Green Goods is “Thank Goodness!” Goodness is our brand’s mission and inspiration. Some people equate goodness with a religion or spirituality. Some understand it as more of a philosophy. For some people, it’s just nature. We’re in favor of recognizing all of the above – because goodness eases pain, lifts spirits, and opens minds. So we join our patients in thanking whatever form of goodness works for them.

  • We can ease your pain – whether it’s from an injury, a medical condition, or a mental challenge.
  • We are strong advocates for relaxation, generosity, and helping people live better lives.

Here are some Commonly Asked Questions:

  1. Is my medicine changing? No – While we will be re-branding the Minnesota Medical Solution logos on “labels” to say Vireo Health, the medicine and its formulas will be exactly the same as they always have. Example: Minnesota Medical Solutions “red” formulations and products, will be exactly the same – they will just now say Vireo Health.
  2. Will I see my favorite Pharmacist and Personal Care Coordinator still? Yes! You will see the same happy wonderful team members you have come to know and love in your time with Minnesota Medical Solutions. Those same faces will be in the Green Goods CPC. The teams and staff are the same!
  3. Are any of your policies or practices changing? No. At this time we expect to continue to practice as we have in the past with consultations, visits, and the same procedures for dispensing your medicine.
  4. Is the company ownership changing? No. Vireo Health, who has owned and operated Minnesota Medical Solutions for the last 5 years, remain the parent company of MinnMed and Green Goods. In order to improve your experience, we are simply changing the name and updating the look and feel of our CPCs.

We are so very excited to bring this re-branded experience to our patients and our home state of Minnesota! We are hoping you will truly love the changes you see, and leave each visit feeling “good” about your experience with us. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us here or talk to your local care coordinator or pharmacist

Celebrating 5 years of Helping Minnesotans Find Relief with Medical Cannabis!

This month marks the fifth anniversary of Minnesota Medical Solutions! We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone and are so incredibly thankful to all our patients and team members for their support over these last five years.

As we look towards the years ahead, we will continue to advocate to make medical cannabis more accessible and more affordable for every Minnesotan (and patients nationwide!) while continuing to innovate and create new lines of medical cannabis products and new ways for this amazing plant to help people.

In honor of our 5th anniversary, we are offering 5% off on all our products through July 19, 2020 (*some restrictions apply). Celebrate with us as we give back to you – the ones who have helped us get to where we are today!

MinnMed was founded on the principle of providing high quality care and treatment to patients in need. Our Founder and CEO, Dr. Kyle Kingsley was inspired to start MinnMed after meeting a Gulf War veteran in a Minnesota emergency room who suffered a gunshot wound in combat resulting in a spinal cord injury. After being prescribed large amounts of opiates with numerous adverse side effects, the veteran decided to try medical cannabis. Soon after the switch, he experienced significant relief from his symptoms with little to no side effects and was able to return to his everyday life pain free. Because of medical cannabis, thousands of Minnesotans, including this veteran, have been able to find relief and thousands of lives have been changed forever.

Since then, MinnMed has grown into Vireo Health, one of the nation’s largest MSOs operating 14 dispensaries in seven states. We remain physician-led, patient-focused while investing heavily in science to develop new ways for cannabis to help more patients and partnering with medical cannabis research organizations and educational institutions to further the understanding, and acceptance, of cannabis as medicine.

Our patients continue to inspire us to continue growing and innovating every single day, including Alec Kelsey and his mother Kim Kelsey, who have been leaders in the fight for access to medical cannabis. Five years ago, Alec was 24 years old and suffering from epilepsy, experiencing thousands of seizures throughout his life. But that didn’t stop Alec and Kim from spending countless hours lobbying the Minnesota State Legislature to legalize medical cannabis.

Alec and his mother, among other patients and advocates that we are so grateful for as well, were a huge reason why the Minnesota State Legislature eventually legalized medical cannabis. Their story and their perseverance helped make medical cannabis a reality in our State. When we opened our doors in Minneapolis for the first time in July 2015, Alec’s mother was waiting right outside as we opened in the early hours of the morning to serve our first patients. We are incredibly proud and honored to have Alec as our first patient at MinnMed! We were happy to hear from Kim that since he started receiving treatment with medical cannabis, Alec’s underlying seizure activity has virtually stopped. He still has breakthrough life threatening tonic clonic seizures but with quicker recovery, and his quality of life has vastly improved.

This has been an incredible journey over the past five years, and we could not have done it without you – our patients. Thank you for all your support!

Vireo Videos: Introduction To The Endocannabinoid System

As a physician-founded and patient-focused cannabis company, Vireo’s goal is not only to help patients, but also to help educate patients and others about medical cannabis and how it can help safely provide relief for many health conditions.

Vireo has many experienced healthcare professionals on our staff – doctors, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, researchers, and more. So we are excited to launch a new series of educational videos, live online events, and Q&A sessions featuring our many healthcare providers!

First up is Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt, our Director of Medical Education, who filmed a quick, easy-to understand talk about our body’s amazing Endocannbionoid System, its function, and its components. You can watch the video by clicking the image below or read the transcript at the bottom of this page.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmNrI_Wyi2E&feature=youtu.be

 

Transcript of The Endocannabinoid System Video:

Hello, my name is Dr. Paloma Lehfeldt. The medical team at Vireo Health remains dedicated to bringing education to our patients across the country during this time. Even though many upcoming conferences have been postponed or canceled, our physician-led company remains dedicated to bringing content to our patients.

Today I will be talking about the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system or ECS is our body’s way of maintaining balance and regulation throughout. When our cells are firing too much, our ECS is how our body slows them down. This process is easy to think of as similar to adjusting the volume on your stereo or the temperature on your thermostat.

The ECS consists of different components. 1. Endocannboinoids which our body produces 2. The receptors that they bind to and 3. The enzymes that metabolize and recycle them. An example of an endocannbinoid is Anadamide which is responsible for the feeling of a runner’s high. Ananda is the Sanskrit word for Bliss and my personal favorite endocannabinoid.

For more information on the endocannabinoid system and other medical cannabis topics please visit www.vireohealth.com and follow us on social media. If there is topic you would like to learn more about, please let us know.

Vireo Health’s Medical Education Team Newsletter, Issue: 1

Vireo Health’s Medical Education Team Newsletter, Issue: 1

As we continue to monitor and protect the heath and safety of our patients and team members, it is important for our physician-led company to stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 related news. We want to share the below information and resources to help keep you better informed!

– Paloma Lehfeldt, MD and Sarah Overby, LPN

HELPFUL COVID-19 RESOURCES

The best resource for continually updated information about COVID-19 is the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The links below take you to the COVID-19 hubs on both of these organizations’ websites.

Other Useful Information & Links:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19

Q: What are the main symptoms of the novel coronavirus?

A: The three most common symptoms are fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

Q: If I feel any of the symptoms what should I do?
A: Contact your health care provider, maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from anybody.

Q: How is coronavirus spread?
A: The virus is spread mainly by person-to-person contact through respiratory droplets but may also be spread by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

Q: How do I prevent the spread of coronavirus?
A: Wash your hands, clean and disinfect surfaces, cover your coughs/sneezes and stay home if you are sick.

Q: Should I be tested for coronavirus?
A: Learn more about when to be tested – or not tested – at this Virtuwell blog 

Next week we will be discussing COVID-19 and Mental Health, providing important resources to help you protect your mental well-being.

We hope you and your family are staying positive, safe, and healthy in these difficult times!

Paloma Lehfeldt, MD

Vireo Director of Medical Education

Sarah Overby, LPN

MinnMed Director of Medical Education

MinnMed Launches Dosable Cannabis Tablets

New product line provides patients with a familiar medicine format and precise dosing

MINNEAPOLIS – April 9, 2020 – Minnesota Medical Solutions (“MinnMed” or “the Company”), a physician-founded, science-focused medical cannabis company in the State of Minnesota, today announced that the Company has launched a new line of dosable medical cannabis tablets. MinnMed is the only medical cannabis company in Minnesota offering the familiar format of tablets to licensed patients.

MinnMed’s tablets are water soluble and have a faster absorption rate compared to other ingestible formats of medical cannabis. Tablets may be a desirable option for medical cannabis patients who prefer a traditional medication format that can be easily divided into smaller doses. The tablets provide numerous other benefits to patients including being longer acting and more discreet, while providing additional conveniences such as not requiring refrigeration.

“As a physician-led and patient-focused medical cannabis company, we strive to make medical cannabis more familiar and more accessible for our patients,” said MinnMed Founder, Kyle Kingsley, M.D. “Tablets offer another option for Minnesotans to access this vital medication while providing our patients another safe consumption method alternative to vaping.”   

The new tablets contain 5 – 10 mgs of active cannabinoids and are now available in five of MinnMed’s most popular formulations – Red, Extra Strength Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue! The launch of MinnMed’s tablets comes following other recent announcements by MinnMed to make medical cannabis more accessible and affordable for patients. MinnMed recently announced the launch of the Company’s eCommerce shop and substantial price cuts on many medical cannabis products by as much as 30% for all patients.

In addition, MinnMed is focused on assisting new patients with access to the medical cannabis program by providing a 50% discount for all first-time patients on purchases up to $200 and other discounts for existing patients. For more information about MinnMed’s medical cannabis tablets and other products, please visit www.minnmed.com.

About Minnesota Medical Solutions Minnesota Medical Solutions (“MinnMed”) is one of two licensed medical cannabis companies in Minnesota. MinnMed operates four Cannabis Patient Centers across the state and a greenhouse facility near Otsego, MN. MinnMed is a subsidiary of Vireo Health International, Inc. (“Vireo”). Vireo’s mission is to build the cannabis company of the future by bringing the best of medicine, engineering and science to the cannabis industry.  Vireo’s physician-led team of more than 400 employees provides best-in-class cannabis products and customer experience. For more information about MinnMed, please visit www.minnmed.com.

COVID-19 Update MinnMed is considered an “essential service” by the State of Minnesota because we are a healthcare company that provides important medication to patients. In order to protect our patients and employees while remaining open, MinnMed has implemented a variety of enhanced measures, including additional cleaning and sanitation policies, new standard operating procedures and a “workplace distancing” policy. We are also offering a variety of ways for patients to order, pick-up and pay for their medicine in the safest ways possible. For more information on these efforts please visit: https://minnesotamedicalsolutions.com/minnmed-will-remain-open/

Contact Information

Media Inquiries

Albe Zakes

Vice President, Corporate Communications

albezakes@vireohealth.com

(267) 221-4800

MinnMed is an Essential Service and Will Remain Open

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) grows more widespread every day with cases increasing exponentially across the United States. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected.

We have received many questions about our status and ability to stay open to serve our patients. Therefore, we wanted to provide more information about our open status and our increased efforts to protect health and safety.

MinnMed is considered an “essential service” by the State of Minnesota and Governor Walz because we are a healthcare company that provides important medication to patients. Therefore, we will remain open so that we can serve our patients and provide continuity in their medicine.

Our Compliance Team is actively monitoring new information and any guidance issued by state regulators to make sure we are closely following all new regulations to ensure public health.

MinnMed has already implemented a variety of enhanced measures to protect patient and employee safety. These efforts include additional cleaning and sanitation policies and a “workplace distancing” policy. To further protect our team members and our patients we have also implemented several new Standard Operating Procedures. See below for important updates on our new standards and processes.

Effective Thursday 4/2, we are happy to share we have implemented the following new procedures for your safety and convenience.

Curbside option for medication pick-up now available – to utilize curbside pick-up, patients must order online using our eCommerce shop. Please make sure to place your order online ahead of time, in the Pharmacist Notes please request Curbside Pick-Up and provide the make/color of the Car you will arrive in, and then you’ll be able to pick up your medicine without leaving your car or having to enter the cannabis patient center.*

Please remember: to help ensure a smooth experience, please make sure to complete your state-mandated self-evaluation survey (this is different from the patient experience survey) prior to your appointment time – log in to state registry to access survey at  https://cannabis.web.health.state.mn.us/.

*This allowance from the Governor’s office is not permanent and should be considered a temporary option for patients. 

  • Bloomington: (952) 800-4404; Minneapolis: (612) 999-1615
  • Moorhead: (218) 206-6600; Rochester: (507) 481-3140

Please be ready to provide 1) your name, 2) location outside (patients must be parked in front of our location *Minneapolis location parked in rear parking lot), and 3) vehicle description. A patient care coordinator will come to your vehicle to accept payment and provide your medicine. If possible, we ask that you pay via CanPay to avoid the exchange of cash.  Debit cards are not accepted for curbside pick-up.

Please also feel free to come to our front window to let us know you have arrived! Provide us with your medical ID and form of payment, & we will bring your medicine right out to your vehicle for convenience.

Window pick up for all medications – patients will no longer be able to enter the waiting room area or dispensary. We will be dispensing all medications for patients at our front vestibule windows or via curbside. We will validate all patients ID, collect payments, and dispense at the vestibule window.

All new patient and existing patient consultations will now occur by video conference or telephone. Upon booking consultation appointments, patients will be provided a link to our video conference portal which will allow you to engage with our pharmacy team at your scheduled time. If you have a smart phone with camera function – we are pleased to share you will now be able to complete your video conference consultation from your phone.

Patient Certifications that expire as of March 31, 2020 will be extended – and now expire on August 1, 2020, or 60 days after the end of the peacetime emergency, whichever date is later. If you have have questions about the state’s caregiver program, please contact health.cannabis@state.mn.us or call 651-201-5598 (metro area) or 844-879-3381 (toll free).

Patients can register emergency temporary caregivers to assist in accessing medical cannabis – an emergency caregiver may be added through a patient’s Medical Cannabis Registry account.

Also please note our new hours of operation as of March 25th:

All four locations: Please note that from 12 pm – 12:30 pm each day we will not be able to process orders and dispense medicine. This is due to staffing restrictions. We will reopen the doors promptly at 12:30 pm each day.

Bloomington: Now open 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week!

Minneapolis/Moorhead/Rochester: Normal hours, except for 12 pm – 12:30 pm closure.

Minnesota allows patients to purchase up to a 90-day supply of medication. We suggest doing so to reduce unnecessary travel and decrease exposure risk.

If you have a fever or are experiencing other symptoms, please send a caregiver to pick up your order. Learn more about the caregiver program here.

You can also volunteer to be a caregiver or be partnered with a caregiver via Sensible Minnesota.You can request an emergency caregiver and learn more about the program, including how to sign-up as a volunteer, at the link below. https://sensible.mn/what-we-do/emergency-caregivers/

Due to recommendations from the CDC we have decided to cancel the Cannabis Collective (formerly our Support Groups) for the time being to reduce the risk of spreading the Corona Virus.

**If you do not have an online account, please call us and we will assist you in placing an order for pick-up over the phone.

Have a question? We’re here for you! Send us a message via our Contact Us Page here, and someone on our team will be in touch with you shortly.

How to Order Online With Minnesota Medical Solutions

Running short on time? Want to limit the amount of time you spend in public right now?

We understand! Thankfully, MinnMed’s online ordering system lets you take advantage of pre-orders and curbside pickup that can make your life easier and limit your exposure to other people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can you order online? Check out this quick step-by-step guide to online ordering through MinnMed.

Sign In To Your Account

The first step to placing an online order is to sign into your account. From the home page (or any page on the site), simply click on the “log in” button found on the top right of the page. From there you will be directed to the login page where you can sign in to your account, or make a new account if you don’t currently have one.

 

Enter the Shop and Choose Location

After you have successfully logged in, enter the shop page by clicking on “Shop” from the menu along the top and then select patient care center on the top left side of the page.

 

Add To Cart

Check out the menu on the left for easy navigation through all of the items that we currently offer. Begin adding the desired items to your cart by simply clicking the “add to cart” button below the product name.

 

You can also view a product’s description by clicking the product name, photo or “show details” button. To add product to your cart from the product description page, simply select a quantity and click the “add to cart” button.

Review Your Cart

After you are finished shopping, click the cart icon at the top right of the page to review your order and apply any coupons.

Questionnaire and Pickup Time

Once you have reviewed your cart, scroll down to complete the state mandated questions and choose a time for pickup.

Submit Order

After the questions are complete and a pickup time is chosen, scroll down and be sure to include any special notes (such as “curbside pickup” and the make/model of your vehicle) in the notes before clicking the “Submit Order” button.  Once you have submitted your order, await confirmation to ensure we’ve received your request.

 

Once you receive a confirmation, make sure to log in to the medical cannabis registry and complete your state mandated self-evaluation before coming to visit us!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Inforum: Patients: Medical marijuana effectively treats pain, post-traumatic stress

MOORHEAD — Amy Wieser Willson has suffered for years from chronic pain so severe that some days she couldn’t get out of bed. On those days, even contact with her bed sheets was painful.

Wieser Willson, whose ailments include fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, now can take a capsule of medical marijuana before bed and, most mornings, wakes up pain free. Occasionally, when she has a flare-up, she uses a vaporized form of the medication, which relieves her pain.

“While pain may not be visible, it can absolutely be deadly,” she said. Despite her pain, she refused to take narcotic painkillers. Two friends died from opioids; one by accidental overdose and the other by suicide.

Read more here.