The Healthcare Clinic
for Crohn's Disease
Johns Creek Sandy Springs Alpharetta
Our Center is devoted to providing access for Crohn's Disease patients to obtain a Medical Marijuana Card for residents of the State of Georgia. We are specialists who treat Crohn"s Disease patients and we understand that oftentimes conventional therapies do not provide the symptomatic relief that is desired. With the legalization of Medical Marijuana access we have developed a means by which patients can obtain a card .
Medical Marijuana Cards
Georgia’s medical marijuana law allows certain qualified persons to legally possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil,” which is derived from the marijuana plant. It authorizes the Georgia Department of Public Health to issue a “Low THC Oil Registry Card” to qualified persons, which will prove that they are authorized to have the oil and protect them from arrest.
How does Georgia’s law compare to laws in other states which have adopted medical marijuana?
Georgia’s law is much more limited than some other states’ medical marijuana laws. For example, it does not legalize the sale or possession of marijuana in leaf form, and it does not authorize retail stores to sell marijuana or products made from the marijuana plant. It does not authorize physicians to prescribe marijuana for medical use. It is intended solely to protect qualified persons from criminal prosecution for possessing low THC oil for medicinal purposes.
Eligibility for MMC
Who is eligible for the “Low THC Oil Registry Card”?
There are three categories of persons who may apply for the card:
an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law, and who is a resident of the State of Georgia;
legal guardians of an adult who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law, and who is a resident of the State of Georgia;
parents or legal guardians of a minor child who has one or more of the diseases specified in the law, and is a resident of Georgia or was born in Georgia
What conditions or diseases are covered by the law?
The law lists the following conditions and diseases which qualify for the Low THC Oil Registry:
Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries
Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
Parkinson’s disease, when such diagnosis is sever or end stage
Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe
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
Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is severe or end stage
AIDS when such syndrome is severe or end stage
Peripheral neuropathy, when symptoms are severe or end stage
Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
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
All patients must be seen by a physician initially to discuss their individual needs and appropriate therapy.
Insurance will be billed for these visits. Self pay rates available
Application for a MMC
All renewals must be done in person
Suwanee and Sandy Springs
Mon - Fri: 9am - 3pm