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Medical Marijuana is Coming to Georgia! Which Conditions Qualify?


What conditions qualify for medical marijuana

While Georgia is preparing to fully implement the Georgia medical marijuana program, many are wondering what conditions the state will allow for medical marijuana cards in Georgia.


Patients will be happy to find that Georgia is one of the few states in the Country that allows certain rare conditions, and the list of qualifying conditions might even be expanded over time.

In this article we’ll list all of the conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana card in Georgia, what they are, and how cannabis is used to treat or reduce their symptoms!

Qualifying Conditions for a Georgia Medical Marijuana Card

Intractable Pain

Intractable pain, or pain that meets the following conditions is approved for a medical marijuana card in Georgia:

  • Pain is not acute or due to an immediate cause

  • Pain is chronic and will last for the duration of your life

  • Pain interferes with your ability to function normally

PTSD

PTSD is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stressful disorder that causes severe anxiety or panic attacks as a result of (a) traumatic experiences. This can lead to issues with sleeping, irritability, difficulty thinking, and even suicidal ideation. Cannabis is used to reduce anxiety and panic attacks, improve quality of sleep, and reduce stress.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental condition that interferes with communication and mental processing at varying degrees. Cannabis is used to reduce anxiety, interrupt disruptive behavior patterns and improve quality of sleep and appetite.

Seizure Disorders

Seizure disorders such as epilepsy are approved as qualifying conditions for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Seizure disorders can include a range of convulsions or spasms

that can impact quality of life at different degrees. Cannabis is used to

reduce or prevent seizures or convulsions, reduce anxiety and improve quality of sleep & appetite.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that causes abnormal brain function.

Alzheimer’s patients use cannabis for its anti-inflammatory effects, decreased anxiety and aggression, better quality of sleep and increased mood.

ALS/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ALS/Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


ALS is a progressive condition that impairs motor function. ALS causes stiff or unresponsive muscles and can include symptoms such as difficulty with movement, speech, and swallowing.

Patients with ALS use cannabis for its anti-inflammatory properties, muscle relaxation, anti-salivary effects, as well as improved sleep and quality of life.

Cancer

Cancer is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


There are many types of cancer, and cannabis is used to counteract the effects of chemotherapy, increase appetite and mood, provide better quality of sleep, and in the case of certain types of cancers, cannabis has even shown the potential to help play a role in treating the cancer itself.

AIDS

AIDS is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


AIDS is an immune system virus that causes patients to have an especially vulnerable immune system. Common illnesses and infections can be life-threatening for those with compromised immune systems.


Cannabis is used to treat symptoms of AIDS and counter the side effects from AIDS medications. It is often used for improved appetite, reduced nausea, improved mood, quality of life, and quality of sleep.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Peripheral neuropathy is an advanced form of nerve damage that causes debilitating pain and can lead to loss of vision and even blindness.

Cannabis is used to reduce or interrupt nerve pain and improve quality of life.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system, namely the brain and spinal cord. MS can cause problems with vision, muscle control, balance, strength, thinking, and even feeling.


Cannabis is used to reduce muscle stiffness, pain, and inflammation.

Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.

Tourette’s Syndrome is a chronic condition that can cause spontaneous twitches or uncontrollable outbursts. Cannabis is used to reduce tics, quiet outbursts, reduce anxiety, and improve quality of sleep.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s can cause symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, severe stomach pain, fatigue, and significant weight loss.

Cannabis is used to treat stomach pains, inflammation, and reduce the need for pharmaceutical medications.



Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is approved as a qualifying condition for Georgia medical marijuana cards.


Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that

causes stiff movement and involuntary tremors, damaging and killing brain cells along the way.


Cannabis is used to reduce tremors, boost mood, and improve

quality of life.



Other Conditions

Georgia is also one of the few states in the Nation that approves the following disorders as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana cards:





Get Your Georgia Marijuana Card

As a Georgia marijuana patient, you can legally purchase up to 20 ounces of low THC cannabis oil.


For Georgians, this means getting the relief you need naturally and organically, and Georgia Marijuana Card is here to help.

Reserve your appointment today and get $25 off when we start processing applications!


Feel free to give us a call at (866) 781-5606, and we can help answer your questions about getting medical marijuana in Georgia!

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