Everyone has heard about adults acquiring their own medicinal marijuana cards. Seniors have made a lot of news recently, especially because they are the fastest-growing population of new cannabis consumers.
People will ask, “Are you crazy?” if you mention cannabis for kids. Yet, since children with cancer, epilepsy, and a variety of other illnesses are frequently given very addictive drugs, why should we refuse anything that could treat them while also being substantially less dangerous?
That is why our doctors see minors as well. Plus, anyone who has seen stories like Jayden David’s (of Jayden’s Journey) will recognize that, yes, medical cannabis and CBD do have serious medical promise.
Medical marijuana isn’t just a “bridge” to legalized recreational usage; it has very significant medical applications. Yes, for certain folks, having access to medical marijuana is a life or death situation.
Can You Get a Medical Card Under 18?
Yes, if your child meets the eligibility requirements in the relevant state. They will require a Certified Caregiver, who must be at least 21 years old and have considerable responsibilities in caring for their child in most states. They’ll almost always have to meet some Caregiver requirements.
Because adolescents are more susceptible to THC, many states have tougher qualifying standards, and some even demand two physicians’ certificates/recommendations and/or a pediatric expert to qualify the patient. Some states will only allow youngsters to obtain cannabis certifications if they are suffering from an extremely serious illness.
What is a Caregiver?
A caretaker is someone who is in charge of a person’s well-being once they have been diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating medical condition. To be someone’s caregiver, you don’t have to be related to them. A physician attending to a patient is not a caregiver.