By Bill Parry
The borough’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to launch New York’s first-ever “Cyber Monday” sale of items purchased online.
Vireo Health of New York, which operates The Queens Patient Center at 89-55 Queens Blvd. in Elmhurst, is now offering patients the option of selecting from one of two digital services: an in-store pickup service that ensures their selected products are waiting for them at the facility and a home delivery service covering New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland counties.
“Vireo’s Cyber Monday sale will help make our products even more affordable for patients during the holiday season,” Vireo Health of New York CEO Ari Hoffnung said. “We also hope that by adopting familiar e-commerce promotional strategies, like those employed by Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy, we’ll be able to combat the lingering stigma associated with marijuana and its medicinal use.”
Patients who submit orders for in-store pickup or home delivery worth $100 or more at any time Nov. 27 will receive a $25 discount. The home delivery service, normally priced at $20, is being offered to patients at no cost for a limited time.
“Patients are increasingly going online for all aspects of their medical; care,” said Vireo’s chief medical officer, Dr. Stephen Dahmer. “We strive to continually improve and refine our own patients’ digital experience. Our patients can now virtually consult with our pharmacists, conveniently order online and have our medications delivered straight to their door. All of this is possible without leaving the comfort of their own home, which is especially important to our home-bound patients.”
Additional information on Vireo’s Cyber Monday sale is available at vireo
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