HelloMD Short Film 'Who's Keeping Score?' Debuts at Mill Valley Film Festival Highlighting Opioid Use In Professional Sports

Thursday, October 6, 2016 General News J E 4
Former NFL athlete, Ryan McBean, shares his courageous struggle in dealing with debilitating injuries sustained on the field and how cannabis has brought him back to life

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HelloMD, a leading digital healthcare platform for medical marijuana patients, announced today their short film debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival, this Saturday, October 8. The film, Who's Keeping Score? will be the opener for a day of programming, events, and discussions on the topic of cannabis.

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'Who's Keeping Score' accounts McBean's unimaginable comeback from opioid dependency to a place where he has recovered his drive and can positively participate in life and family.

"I endured years of physical injury and head trauma while playing football, and lived with constant pain. I was prescribed opiates for pain and all I did was sleep. I had no will to get out of bed. I didn't want to get better," said Ryan McBean. "After trying cannabis, I felt a tremendous relief and a great change. I wanted to get up and go to work. I wanted to recover."

"If you are a professional athlete there are no limits," said Dr. Perry Solomon. "Opioids are the gold standard for fighting pain, but the drawbacks come fast and furious, including addiction, dependence and overdose. Athletes who are pushing their bodies to the limit and beyond have no choice but to repress their chronic pain. Cannabis can help athletes to block distraction, become more in tune with their bodies, reduce inflammation and live productive lives."

HelloMD just recently announced in partnership with U.C. Berkeley, that they are conducting the largest patient survey concerning pain, opioid use and cannabis ever performed. The study is expected to be completed later this year with results published in early 2017. The company is following up on their landmark "Medical Marijuana Patient Survey Results" study of 17,000 patients, conducted in January 2016.

About HelloMD

HelloMD is the leading digital healthcare platform for medical cannabis patients. Medical cannabis consumers anywhere, or those considering using cannabis, can ask questions online and get answers quickly from its community of doctors, experts and product manufacturers. The platform also provides for easy, convenient online video access to physicians (daily, 10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. (PST)) for medical cannabis consultations, recommendations to qualifying patients, product advice and more. For more information about HelloMD, visit, or follow us on Facebook (@HelloMDcompany) and Twitter (@HelloMD_com).

About MVFF

Since founding the Mill Valley Film Festival in 1977, Mark Fishkin has shepherded this once small, three-day showcase into an eleven-day, internationally acclaimed cinema event presenting a wide variety of new films from around the world in an engaged, community setting. The festival has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers' festival by celebrating the best in American independent and foreign films, alongside high-profile and prestigious award contenders. Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries. For more information about MVFF, visit

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