About Us



MEND is dedicated to the expansion of knowledge on the medical use of cannabis by conducting quality research, offering the best practice standards and highest quality of products for neurological disorders and respecting the needs of our patient’s with empathy, dignity, and respect.

Nature itself is the best physician.
– Hippocrates


To become the leader in cannabis clinical research and finding appropriate indications for neurological disorders. MEND supports the need for more scientific research on cannabinoids and recognizes the need for better and more effective therapies that can overcome the often debilitating symptomatology of neurological conditions.

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity
– Hippocrates


Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, M.D., FAAN, FASN

Dr. Laszlo Mechtler serves as Medical Director for DENT Neurologic Institute’s Cannabis Clinic, which currently sees 1,000 certified patients, with a 1,000 plus waiting list. Dr. Mechtler is a long time advocate for the use of medical marijuana having lobbied in Albany, advocating the importance of NP’s and PA’s to be registered providers of the program, and for the addition of Chronic Pain and PTSD as indications. Dr. Mechtler was the recipient of the MDA Associations 2016 Medical Leader of the Year Award for his work with Medical Cannabis, and regularly participates in town hall meetings and local media interviews to educate the public on the NYS Medical Marijuana Program. Read more about Dr. Mechtler here.