This is the story of how medical cannabis took over; a story about the patients, the cannabis community, the doctors, the dispensaries, the growers, and everyone else involved.
We still uphold the same values today that gained us popularity: integrity, efficiency, & genuine compassion with an open heart.
In 2001, we began our practice in Santa Ana, CA as a small private practice, owned operated by hard working immigrants.
In 2001 - Humble Beginnings
As the medical cannabis scene grew in Santa Ana and the surrounding region, it was hard to be ignored. Most cannabis users that found the plant to be therapeutic had to acquire it in the black market, undertaking multiple legal and safety risks. Cannabis users usually were stigmatized and they had to use cannabis secretly and illicitly.
In Chinese culture, we are accustomed to natural and herbal medicines that can be very effective when used correctly.
In 2007 - Cannabis Saves our Staff
Then 2007-2009 our own medical staff was suffering from anxiety, and appetite issues. We were looking for alternatives to prescription medication and traditional treatments. It was obvious that Cannabis as medicine works, works effectively, and is more affordable than prescription medication. Looking at these facts, we made a clear decision, we had to embrace medical cannabis even if it meant an uncertain future.
In 2009 - Medical Cannabis
We entered the medical marijuana market with the full belief that we can make a difference. We made sure the process was simple, easy, private, and affordable – in line with our beliefs that cannabis is a god given right.
We were pioneers in jump starting the community. At that time recreational cannabis use was not legal and a medical card was required. Clinics were hard to find and many were scams. Many clinics were charging gross amounts, and had long lines that often did not even end up with a real doctor visit.
Clinics & dispensaries opened and closed constantly, in an uncertain time, constantly jeopardizing patients with potential legal issues.
But with us, patients found a reliable, efficient, affordable way to gain access to medical cannabis. We enabled access to cannabis for over 20,000 patients per year. Patients trusted us and we never failed in our responsibility.
We received hundreds of good reviews on Google, Yelp, Facebook as a result. The people spoke – a simple, easy, private, affordable way to get legal access to medical cannabis resonated with everyone.
In 2016 - Telemedicine
In 2016 – TelemedicineIn 2016 with the legalization of telemedicine, we were able to expand our service entirely online offering access across the entire state. We improved on our process to make access even simple, more convenient, and mobile friendly. We set the standard for HIPAA Compliant, fast friendly evaluations with instant PDF delivery via email. We put our patients first and make sure we always deliver documents on time and without error. With our original goals and vision in mind, we took this opportunity to maximize the accessibility we could offer the public
Patients could now get access to cannabis online in 10 minutes, from anywhere with a mobile phone.
In 2018 - Recreational
In 2018, with the legalization of Cannabis in California, medical cards were not longer required to gain access to many dispensaries. However, medical cards took a different role – they allowed patients to pay less in taxes, grow, carry, and purchase more, and access more products.
Recreational users now had easier access, while medical patients still received additional benefits.
In 2019 - Making an Impact
In 2019, the climate has changed but our values have not. We stand firm in our belief that everyone should have access, and that medical patients deserve to pay less in taxes. We want to make sure recreational limits are not imposed on those that truly use cannabis.and also that these people now where to go. To accomplish this we created our dispensary listings and independently verify legit operations.
Patients now can enjoy a wide variety of cannabis products. We began educating people on YouTube, including topics like CBD, how to grow and store cannabis and more.
We believe patients should know the truth about the plant, how it works, and how to grow it on their own. We truly believe in the value and that is evidenced in our endless commitment to create quality informative educational content about cannabis and CBD.