As one of the only physician-led medical cannabis companies in the United States, Vireo Health uniquely values collaboration with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Given the fact that the vast majority of healthcare professionals have no experience with cannabis in a medical setting we have chosen to dedicate a significant amount of resources to education. Our medical team regularly meets with healthcare professionals to increase their awareness about the benefits of medical-cannabis and to offer themselves as expert resources that can be relied upon for future consultation. If you are a healthcare professional interested in exploring the possibility of recommending medical cannabis to your patients with the appropriate qualifying conditions and have some questions you would like to discuss with one of our experts, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
We collaborate with healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients.
Our medical team regularly meets with healthcare professionals to increase their awareness about the benefits of medical-cannabis and to offer themselves as expert resources that can be relied upon for future consultation.
If you are a healthcare professional interested in exploring the possibility of recommending medical cannabis to your patients with the appropriate qualifying conditions and have some questions you would like to discuss with one of our experts, please feel free to contact us for a consultation.
Interested in how medical cannabis can impact your patients? Contact our medical team for a quick reply.
This first-of-its-kind draft protocol is being called FREDOM (Flexible Reduction and Expedited Discontinuation of Opioid Medications) and has been developed to offer a potential path for physicians to help patients struggling with chronic or intractable pain replace opioids with medical cannabis.
Kyle Kingsley, M.D, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vireo Health, a board-certified physician, serial entrepreneur, and inventor. Dr. Kingsley believes that cannabis-based products are a safer, less-addictive alternative to opioids, alcohol, and tobacco. Dr. Kingsley is focused on building the cannabis company of the future by bringing the best of medicine, engineering, and science to the cannabis industry.
Dr. Kingsley leads Vireo’s physician- and scientist-led team of more than 450 employees in creating best-in-class cannabis products and offering unmatched customer experience. Under Dr. Kingsley’s leadership, Vireo has experienced exponential growth. What began as a company operating exclusively in the state of Minnesota in 2014 has now emerged as one of the country’s leading multi-state operators, with licenses in seven states and Puerto Rico. In March 2019, Dr. Kingsley took the company public, and Vireo Health is now listed on Canadian Securities Exchange, under the stock symbol “VREO” and on the OTC Best Market under the symbol “VREOF”.
Dr. Kingsley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from the University of Minnesota in Duluth and received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Kingsley is the co-author of the book Medical Cannabis Primer for Healthcare Providers, written to elucidate objective medical cannabis knowledge in the medical community. Through comprehensive, state-wide cannabis programs that integrate healthcare providers, Dr. Kingsley’s solitary goal is to make Vireo Health the safest, most reliable, and compassionate choice for cannabis consumers in all of the states in which the company operates.
Stephen Dahmer, M.D.
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Stephen M. Dahmer is the Chief Medical Officer at Vireo Health and a board-certified family doctor whose passion for health and healing has taken him around the globe. A fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, for over a decade he has studied the relationships between plants and people, working closely with diverse cultures and documenting their uses of plants.
Aspiring to understand ethnomedical systems, as well as the plants and traditional beliefs that support them, Dr. Dahmer has worked in divergent settings including Umbanda terreiros in the heart of Brazil’s second largest slum, Maori clinics in New Zealand, native healers on the Palauan Islands, and as a hospitalist to the Navajo (Dine) Tribe in Chinle, Arizona. Prior to starting full time work for Vireo Health of New York, Dr. Dahmer was most recently Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he passionately provided innovative primary care for over seven years in New York City where he lives and resides with his family.
We’ve Written The Books On Medical Cannabis. Literally.
The Medical Cannabis Primer for Healthcare Professionals, co-authored by Drs. Kingsley and Bultman, is designed for physicians and healthcare professionals interested in learning more about medical cannabis. This book is widely considered one of the most scientific, fact-based medical cannabis textbooks available today.
Cultivating Science & Weeding Out Lore: Medical Cannabis in Pediatric Neurology and Palliative Care, was edited by Dr. Bultman and authored by Marie-Helene Grzesiak. Filled with pictures, helpful tables, and at-your-fingertips information, this book is meant to be a quick yet complete pediatric medical cannabis reference guide for families and providers.