ShowGrow Las Vegas, Sun Valley Certification Clinic and elevate NV have joined forces to form a program called ‘Patients Helping Patients’ to aid local cancer patients. The free program will assist 10 cancer patients each month in getting their medical marijuana card, which can be a costly endeavor.

To raise the necessary funds, 100 percent of all house pre-roll sales at ShowGrow will go to the ‘Patients Helping Patients’ program and Sun Valley Certification Clinic will donate doctor’s recommendations. “Sun Valley will consult with the patient and provide them with a free doctor’s recommendation and then the money we generate at ShowGrow will go to pay for the state filing fee of $100,” explained ShowGrow Manager James Hammer of the program which began in December. “For every $100 raised a patient will receive their card. Our goal is to do 10 a month to start with and hopefully we can expand in the future to create more cards for the patients.”

Hammer’s idea for ‘Patients Helping Patients’ was inspired by his family’s support of charitable causes. “Both my parents were involved fairly heavily in philanthropy for cancer, they raised somewhere near $70 million for the Nevada Cancer Institute when that was built. That’s always been something we have tried to help promote within our family,” said Hammer. “Because cancer patients are probably one of the top three types of people who really need medical cannabis, in addition to going through one of the biggest hardships in terms of financial costs, we are trying to mitigate anything we can for them to help ease their pain and find relief through cannabis.”

If you know someone with cancer who is in need of a Nevada medical marijuana patient card, please contact ShowGrow about the ‘Patients Helping Patients’ program at 702.227.0511.

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