About The Treatment
The patient will be evaluated in the clinic to be considered as a viable candidate for medicinal marijuana. Most patients that have had ongoing chronic pain for more than 2 weeks will qualify for the treatment.
The Patient will then work with the Physician change to provider in the clinic to adjust and prescribe the correct dose to the patient's specific body type and pain issues. The patient will be monitored on an ongoing clinic visit basis to ensure the best medical treatment is being administered to relieve the pain.
What is Medical Marijuana?
Under the direction of your Nexus provider and primary doctor, you will be required to stop any blood thinners and/or anti-inflammatories 72 hours prior to the procedure. You may also be asked to fast beginning a minimum of 4 hours before your scheduled procedure time. Please shower and maintain good hygiene directly before and after the procedure to reduce chances of an infection developing.
Many patients use Utah Medical Marijuana change to Nexus Pain Care to manage pain and symptoms related to ongoing medical issues. Marijuana can be very beneficial to pain patients, and can work well with opioids, allowing people to use fewer narcotic medications. Lower-dose narcotics are always safer for the patient, and some patients find they can discontinue narcotic and opioid use with the aid of Medical Cannabis, under the guidance of their provider.
Obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card
Once the patient has been seen by our physician change to our provider the patient can then submit an application to the state. The state charges a $15 application fee for the initial issuing of the card and then a $5-$15 for each renewal.
It can take up to two weeks for the patient to receive their card, though it’s usually much faster. Therefore, for example, if you apply for your card on March 1st, you will not have access to purchase any Medical Cannabis in Utah until at least March 15th. Note that Utah Medical Marijuana Cards expire on a three month, six month, or one year basis.
How Much Does It Cost?
New patient visits in our clinic cost $250. Because cannabis isn’t federally legal, no insurance will pay for an appointment with Medical Marijuana as the primary reason for the visit.