Vireo Health, a physician-led medical cannabis company, announced today the release of a protocol designed to reduce the number of deaths each year from the use of highly addictive opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone and the illicit, related street drug heroin.
The company that opened the borough’s first medical marijuana dispensary, the Queens Patient Center in Elmhurst, in January is battling Google over the corporate giant’s refusal to carry its advertisements because it used the words “medical marijuana” or “medical cannabis.”
One of New York’s medical marijuana dispensaries is calling on Google to accept its ads. In addition, the company’s CEO accuses the global search engine of retaliation. Vireo Health of New York CEO Ari Hoffnung last week called on Google to stop rejecting its medical cannabis ads.
Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of five companies licensed by the New York State Department of Health to produce and sell medical cannabis, strongly criticized Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) for rejecting two additional advertisements only hours after the Company made its plea public.
A Fulton County-based medical marijuana manufacturer sees retaliation in Google's decision to reject two of its advertisements just hours after the New York company went public with complaints about the tech giant's policies.
Don't try to Google the terms "medical marijuana'' or "medical cannabis'' and expect to find ads for dispensaries in New York. The operator of one of five new medical marijuana providers in the state recently learned that the hard way.