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Anxiety is a Qualifying Condition in PA

Dispense Magazine podcast

Release Date: 08/29/2019

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As of July 20, 2019, the Pennsylvania Dept of Health now includes anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions for patients to be able to use medical cannabis. But what exactly does it mean to have anxiety? We all get anxious from time to time.

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As of July 20, 2019, the Pennsylvania Dept of Health now includes anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions for patients to be able to use medical cannabis.

But what exactly does it mean to have anxiety? We all get anxious from time to time.

And how does one go about getting a diagnosis to be able to get certified? 

In this podcast, mental health professional Sara Makin will outline just what it means to have anxiety, some of the different types of anxiety, and what you need to do find out if you qualify for medical cannabis. 

She’ll describe how cannabis is incorporated into her clinic’s therapy plan for anxiety, PTSD and other mental conditions, along with some of the other modern therapies that are demonstrating remarkable results.