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Benefits of Having a Georgia Medical Marijuana Card

Medical marijuana treatment is on the rise! With medical marijuana now legal in 36 states across the U.S., more individuals are turning to cannabis to help treat their medical conditions. If you are considering obtaining your Georgia Marijuana Card, here are some of the benefits of being a card holder.

What are the benefits of having a Georgia Marijuana Card?

1. Medicinal Benefits of Marijuana

Cannabis has the potential to provide significant relief for individuals who live with a variety of medical conditions. Medical marijuana can help alleviate conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, seizures, PTSD and more.

In the majority of states where medical marijuana is legal, there are specific medical conditions outlined by state law that qualify an individual to be eligible for treatment. The qualifying conditions in Georgia include the following:

  • Cancer

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Mitochondrial disease

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Sickle cell disease

  • Tourette’s syndrome

  • Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism

  • Epidermolysis bullosa

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • AIDS

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient

  • Intractable pain

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing of a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age

2. Access To Dispensaries

With your Georgia Marijuana Card in hand, you will be able to access licensed dispensaries across the state and purchase products. House Bill 324 allows medical marijuana patients to possess up to 20 oz. of cannabis oil with a maximum of 5% THC ∆9 and a minimum of 5% CBD.

3. Legal Protection

Being a medical marijuana card holder allows you to legally possess, consume and transport medical marijuana in Georgia and demonstrates that you are registered with Georgia’s medical marijuana program. If you have purchased products from a licensed dispensary, be sure to keep your medical marijuana card on you at all times.

4. Caregivers

Caregivers are individuals who can visit dispensaries and purchase medical cannabis products on behalf of a patient. If you have a medical condition that does not allow you to physically go to the dispensary, your designated caregiver is able to purchase medical marijuana products and administer it to you. Similar to the patient registration process, caregivers will need to register for an I.D. card as well to help provide evidence that their patient is under their card.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can obtain your Georgia medical marijuana card, please visit our How To Qualify page for more information.

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