Everyone in the Illinois medical cannabis community fully appreciates what a hardship it is for many medical cannabis patients to afford their medicine. We know that many patients are unable to work due to disabling illnesses and chronic conditions. Those that subsist on a fixed income are often forced to chose between paying their living expenses or paying for their medicine.
To help alleviate some of the financial burden, the CannaCrowd platform was created. Owner Nicole van Rensburg describes it as a “Groupon meets Kickstarter.” It is a flash sale offering deep discounts on bulk select cannabis flower strains. Each sale lasts about a week with savings at 40 to 60% below market value. Eventually, concentrates, tinctures, oils and other cannabis products will also be offered.
MCC’s first flash sale offered Durban Poison, a Sativa strain, which delivers the user a prolonged upbeat feeling with little or no come-down. Great for focus and creativity.
The next offering coming very soon is Dr. Who. It is a potent 60% indica-hybrid with parent strains Mad Scientist and Timewreck. It delivers relief for pain, stress, appetite loss, ADHD and nausea without lethargy or sedation. It can be used any time of the day. MS patients particularly enjoy this strain. Its effects are embellished by a sweet and sour aroma of pineapple and grape.
I asked MCC patient and soon to be employee, Bill Wiorek, for his take on the CannaCrowd platform. He will be their new agent in charge. Bill is an Iraq veteran who was diagnosed with MS while still in the military. He was medically discharged and receives disability. He was one of the very first medical cannabis patients in the Ilinois MCPP. He purchased medicine at 2 other dispensaries before MCC opened. Transferring to MCC was the best decision he made; it was not only more conveniently located, but he really appreciates how knowledgeable and caring all the staff are. He feels like a member of the family. He made sure to emphasis that not all dispensaries are as welcoming.
Pricing always matters but most importantly is getting the best quality medicine at the best value. Bill already appreciates the high quality/high value of the medicine he purchases at MCC. This additional savings is an added bonus.
The deep discount will influence the type and quantities of product he purchases, allowing him many more options.
It’s a great opportunity to try a new strain which he may have be hesitant to try.
For new patients, the CannaCrowd platform distinguishes the MCC from other dispensaries. That makes it an even more attractive choice. It may also attract existing customers from other dispensaries who are extremely price conscious.
Registered dispensary patients can use the platform directly from MCC’s website to see current deals, available quantities, product descriptions and lab reports. Patients can then reserve their product, and the dispensary will notify patients when their orders are ready for pickup.
To learn more about CannaCrowd, visit www.cannacrowdapp.com.