If you are dealing with some kind of chronic pain or other health issues in Georgia, you may have come across studies documenting the medicinal benefits of cannabis, also known as marijuana. Only a doctor can advise you as to what kind of medicine you should be using, but then the issue of legality comes to bear.
Georgia does allow medicinal cannabis use, however, this is only legally available in the form of what is known as “low THC oil.” According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, if you are approved to get a Low THC Oil Registry Card, you may then possess up to 20 ounces of such oil.
Which conditions qualify in Georgia?
Regardless of which state you are in, you will need to demonstrate your need for any form of medical cannabis before you can be approved for your card. Each state has a list of qualifying conditions, and Georgia’s very specific.
If you are 18 or older and suffer from PTSD, you may be able to get approved. You may also be accepted if you suffer from severe AIDS, severe Alzheimer’s, severe Tourette’s syndrome, severe sickle cell disease or severe Parkinson’s disease.
If you are on the autistic spectrum, you may be able to get a prescription; however, if you are under 18 years of age, that autism must be diagnosed as severe.
You can also qualify if you deal with severe seizures brought on by epilepsy. One of the more general conditions lists is “intractable pain” which is pain that is very difficult to manage and live with.