Some doctors may have a single licensed producer that they have a relationship with. They will forward your prescription to that producer, who will then call you to help you choose a product. It’s convenient for the doctor, but it doesn’t leave the patient with any choice of producer. This is unfortunate because no single producer can meet the diversity of needs that patients have.
The cost for this service is usually fully-covered by insurance as a home nursing expense.
Cannabis nursing service
You can think of this service as a mobile clinic. The nurse will come to your home, provide education, take a medical history and connect with a doctor or Nurse Practitioner to obtain the authorization. She will also help you select an appropriate product and develop a detailed treatment plan and dosing schedule. She will then help register you with a licensed producer so you can order products by phone or on-line, and will follow up with you semi-weekly while you work toward your goal.
The educational portion of your visit, where you select a licensed producer and product, is quite often handled by a lay person who may have the title of “cannabis educator”, “canna counsellor”, or “patient educator”. These people rarely have medical training, although they may be knowledgable about particular strains, the pricing programs of the various producers, and how to use a vaporizer.
Wayfare falls into this category, although we do often work with patients’ own doctors, and there are some cannabis clinics who refer to us to provide extra support for patients. We are now also providing a telehealth option as well.
It would only be considered when other treatments were not suitable or had not helped.
Health stores sell certain types of “pure CBD”. However, there’s no guarantee these products will be of good quality.
Epidyolex for children and adults with epilepsy
The specialist will discuss with you all the other treatment options first, before considering a cannabis-based product.
Epidyolex can be prescribed for patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome (both rare forms of epilepsy).
CBD and THC can affect how other medicines work. Always discuss possible interactions with a specialist.
I’ve had 8 back operations with extensive rods, bolts ended up chronic pain syndrome, and while I was at work in 2018, slipped on a ramp fell landed on my bottom and have damage organs,nerve damage and chronic pain in bottom area as more move etc or try sit pressure I fly off the radar, they did excessive test found now not broken coccyx but damaged and hurt the joint in-between. Started physio but as I said pain in coccyx area over above chronic pain that it stops me sleeping, eating etc.
Just having 2 opinions before I ask my Dr as all this is new to him as he has only prescribed 3 people since legalization. Hope u might be able help please with options and possibly other brands possibly cheaper and easier to get through chemist as I got this prescription in March – finally chemist was only able access month ago.
Unfortunately, it is easier said than done. In this article, I will cover many important questions you may be wanting to ask.
Do You Need a Hemp Oil Prescription in NZ?
The cost to get a CBD oil prescription is the cost of your doctor’s appointment. If you consult with us here at the Cannabis Clinic, our prices start at $99. However, the initial consultation is only part of the overall cost.
Disclaimer – medicinal cannabis and CBD oil are unapproved medicines in NZ which means that there is no conclusive evidence for their effect, apart from Sativex. Many doctors do not routinely prescribe cannabis medicines. The above article was written for general educational purposes and does not intend to suggest that medicinal cannabis can be used to treat any health condition. Please consult with your healthcare provider.
Hi Jared, thanks for the question. I understand that your GP is reluctant. But the good news is that we can help. We have many people using it for the reasons you have mentioned, each in their unique way. There are no specific criteria you need to meet, we are all open minded professionals looking to help people like you. With CBD oil, there are no concerns about drug testing as it does not get picked up. Even if you needed more than CBD oil, we always write letters of support for employers and can advocate on your behalf. Hope this helps!
Hi i have my hemp oil with me and applied it directly on my skin. I am afraid of taking it internally because it might appear positive in urine drugtest. I am using 0.3% thc hemp oil. Please i need advise if it is safe to take it internally sincenit has very less of thc? Thanks