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200,000 Marijuana Sufferers in PA

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Sometime last week, Pennsylvania reached 200,000 medical marijuana card holders approved by physicians to purchase cannabis in dispensaries. The number has doubled since March of this year and continues to rise rapidly.

Anxiety disorders became an approved condition last summer. Patients with a history of these conditions could since be approved if they have documentation that shows they saw a therapist for this or are on anxiety medications. Marijuana is a safer alternative than pharmaceuticals like Xanex or Ativan, which are much more addicting and create physical dependency.

Patients in Pennsylvania are able to be approved at clinics like Nature’s Way Medicine where doctors specialize in medical marijuana treatment. All that is required is records that show they have a qualified condition, usually from another doctors office or a psychologist. A list of conditions can be seen on this website with information on how marijuana treats them. Follow-up patients in need of a card renewal do not need records if they brought them to their original consultation one year earlier.

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Beth Edmonds