The use of medical marijuana has become a new trend now that they found out it can help treat a lot of diseases which include cancer, brain tumor, and HIV. The list can go on and on from simple diseases to the most serious ones. They even use it for pain management.
Classes of pain management medications
The FDA classifies it as a schedule 1 or class 1. If you know anything about pain medication, they have three levels: 1, 2, and 3. Class 3 includes Vicodin, Tramadol, and other low medications. Class 2 is are opiates and Percocet. When it comes to Class 1, this when you can see morphine and oxycontin. This is the highest form of pain management you can get other than medical marijuana.
There are only a handful of doctors that can write a schedule one prescription. After you get the prescription, you just can’t walk into a pharmacy to get it filled.
The use of marijuana
Now that the medical research has proven that marijuana can help, they have made it legal in several states in America which include Nevada, California, and Colorado. They have made it legal in other countries too like Canada, Germany, and Austria.
Below, we are going to discuss what you need to do before you go to a medical marijuana dispensary.
Visit a doctor
You will have to see your family doctor for whatever reason you want the medical marijuana. He or she will refer you to a pain management doctor. On your first visit to the pain doctor, they will go over your medical history; they will also have you sign a contract with them stating that you will not take any other pain medication from any other doctor.
Moreover, they will have you give a urine sample every time you come in to make sure that you have the medications that they are prescribing you with is in your system. In this case, you will be positive for marijuana. You will have to see the pain doctor every month to get your new medical marijuana card updated.
Know the rules
There are a lot of medical marijuana dispensaries in the Vegas area. Before to can walk into one, you will have to provide a medical card that has been approved by the health department in Nevada. This card must say that you are eligible for medicinal marijuana, and that you are on the marijuana register. They will also make you get a new driver’s license that will state you are on such treatment.
The best way to find one is to ask your pain doctor. They should have a list of them. If you want to find one that is private or even close to home, then look them up on the Internet. You can even use Google maps to help you find the front door. This way you will be able to look up their websites and see what they offer, and the time that they are open for business.