Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease in Georgia

Patients with Crohn's Disease Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Georgia

 

Crohn’s disease is a chronic medical condition that causes painful inflammation of the digestive tract. While surgical procedures and prescriptions can sometimes treat Crohn’s disease, many people feel that medical marijuana offers greater long-term relief with fewer side effects. Although limited, research on the connection between medical marijuana and Crohn’s is also promising.  

 

In Georgia, patients with Crohn’s disease qualify to possess up to 20 ounces of low delta 9 THC cannabis oil. Once you register for a Georgia medical marijuana card, you’ll also be one of the first people to receive the benefits of future reform efforts. 

 

If you’re living with Crohn’s, or simply think you might be, it’s worth it to schedule an evaluation and see if medical marijuana is a good fit for you.

 

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?

 

Crohn’s is a severe form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) that typically begins showing symptoms between ages 20 and 30. 

 

Doctors aren’t yet sure exactly what causes Crohn’s. However, they believe it’s connected to a malfunctioning immune system. 

 

Likewise, having family members with a history of colitis, Crohn’s, or any other form of IBD increases the chances of developing Crohn’s yourself.  

 

Some potential signs of Crohn’s include: 

 

  • Abdominal pain and cramping

  • Diarrhea

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Loss of appetite

  • Weight loss

3 Easy Steps

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Step 1

Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors at any location throughout the State! 

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Step 2

Attend a virtual evaluation with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.

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Step 3

With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Georgia  Board of Pharmacy.

How Can Medical Marijuana Help Georgia Crohn’s Patients?

Once symptoms of Crohn’s appear, they cannot be stopped completely. 

 

However, it is possible to slow the progression of the disease, to reduce the severity of existing symptoms, and to lengthen the amount of time between cyclical symptom flares. 

 

Medical marijuana often boosts a patient’s sense of wellbeing, which is vital to maintaining a good quality of life and managing the feelings of depression and anxiety that often accompany chronic illness. 

 

Additionally, cannabis has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities that can dramatically reduce the inflammation-related pain and cramps characteristic of Crohn’s disease. 

 

Finally, medical marijuana’s ability to stimulate appetite and relieve nausea helps Crohn’s patients maintain a healthy weight and more balanced diet, leading to better whole body health. 

 

Current studies suggest that both smoking cannabis and consuming cannabis oil may be effective Crohn’s treatments. Georgia’s current medical marijuana program allows patients and their caregivers to possess up to 20 ounces of high CBD, low THC cannabis oil. Meanwhile, plans to implement a more comprehensive medical marijuana program in the state are pending

How Can Crohn’s Patients Get Approved for a Marijuana Card in Georgia? 

 

First, Georgia patients must schedule an appointment with a physician who will prescribe cannabis as a treatment for Crohn’s disease. 

 

Georgia Marijuana Card connects patients with an expert team of state licensed doctors who provide both the initial prescription and ongoing guidance about enhancing your health with medical marijuana. 

 

Additionally, we help patients gather medical records, submit documents, and process marijuana card renewals