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[UPDATED] Do You Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Recommendation


 

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Greetings, THIS THREAD is an attempt to unclutter the forums and get all the correct information in one place. Now that this thread is complete, there is no reason for any more "Do I Qualify" threads, and they will be closed and/or deleted henceforth. So please don't start a thread asking if you qualify.


DO NOT forget that you MUST HAVE A VALID AND QUALIFYING CONDITION and that if you do not have corresponding medical records your chances of obtaining a Medical Marijuana Recommendation in most states is greatly diminished, so it behooves you to keep your medical records or obtain a copy from your doctor.

PLEASE REMEMBER IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE OF GRASS CITY TO DISCUSS OR SUGGEST WAYS TO SCAM THE SYSTEM IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A FRAUDULENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA RECOMMENDATION.

As I cannot technically edit this post once it's 7 days old, in the future whenever there is a new state or important updated information, this thread will be closed and reposted.

BY STATE here are the medical issues that each state has determined qualify for Medical Marijuana Recommendations. Please pay attention to the italics, as many of those statements are left deliberately vague as to encompass a wide variety of medical issues. Should you need further information, please consult the corresponding health department in your state.

Additional Resources can be found Here


This thread will be updated/reposted as future states join the fold, or conditions are added.

United States

Alaska
Cachexia
Cancer
Chronic pain
Epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures
Glaucoma
HIV or AIDS
Multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity & nausea.
Other conditions are subject to approval by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


Arizona:
Cancer
Glaucoma
HIV/AIDS
Hepatitis C
ALS
Crohn's disease
Alzheimer's disease
cachexia or wasting syndrome
Severe and chronic pain
Severe nausea
Seizures (including epilepsy)
Severe or persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis).
Please Note: Arizona's MMJ Laws are not yet active as of November 24, 2010

California:
Arthritis
Cachexia
Cancer
Chronic pain
HIV or AIDS
Epilepsy
Migraine
Multiple sclerosis.
And/or any debilitating illness where the medical use of marijuana has been "deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician


Colorado
Cachexia
Cancer
Chronic pain
Chronic nervous system disorders
Epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures
Glaucoma
HIV or AIDS
Multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity
and nausea.
Other conditions are subject to approval by the Colorado Board of Health.

Connecticut
Cancer
Glaucoma
Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome [HIV/AIDS]
Parkinson's disease
Multiple sclerosis
Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
Epilepsy
Cachexia
Wasting syndrome
Crohn's disease
Posttraumatic stress disorder
...Or any medical condition, medical treatment or disease approved by the Department of Consumer Protection...


Delaware
Cancer
HIV/AIDS
Decompensated cirrhosis
ALS
Alzheimer's disease
Post-traumatic stress disorder
or a medical condition that produces wasting syndrome, severe debilitating pain that has not responded to other treatments for more than three months or for which other treatments produced serious side effects, severe nausea, seizures, or severe and persistent muscle spasms.

Hawaii
Cachexia
Cancer
Chronic pain
Crohn’s disease
Epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures
Glaucoma
HIV or AIDS
Multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity
and nausea.
Other conditions are subject to approval by the Hawaii Department of Health.


Maine
Epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures
Glaucoma
Multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity
and nausea or vomiting as a result of AIDS or Cancer chemotherapy.

Maryland
This law requires the court to consider a defendant's use of medical marijuana to be a mitigating factor in marijuana-related state prosecution. If the patient, post-arrest, successfully makes the case at trial that his or her use of marijuana is one of medical necessity, then the maximum penalty allowed by law would be a $100 fine.

Michigan
Cancer
Glaucoma
HIV or AIDS
Hepatitis C
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gerhrigs Disease)
Crohn's disease
Agitation of Alzheimer's disease
Nail patella

Patients are also offered legal protection if they have a Chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or treatment of said condition that produces 1 or more of the following:
• Cachexia or wasting syndrome
• Severe and Chronic pain
• Severe nausea
• Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of Epilepsy
• Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of Multiple sclerosis.

Montana
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
Severe or Chronic pain
Severe nausea
Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by Epilepsy or severe or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by Multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease.

Nevada
AIDS
Cancer
Glaucoma
And any medical condition or treatment to a medical condition that produces
• Cachexia
• Persistent muscle spasms or seizures
• Severe nausea
• Pain
Other conditions are subject to approval by the health division of the state Department of Human Resources.


New Jersey
Cancer
Glaucoma
Seizure disorders (including epilepsy)
Lou Gehrig’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Severe muscle spasms
HIV/AIDS
Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease),
Any terminal illness if a doctor has determined the patient will die within a year,
Any other medical condition or treatment that is approved by the state health department.
FAQ on NJ MMJ: FAQs on N.J. Legislature-approved bill that would legalize medical marijuana | NJ.com

New Mexico
Severe Chronic pain
Painful peripheral neuropathy
Intractable nausea/vomiting
Severe anorexia/cachexia
Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
Crohn's disease
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
Cancer
Glaucoma
Multiple sclerosis
Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
Epilepsy
HIV/AIDS
Hospice patients
Other conditions are subject to approval by the Department of Health.

Oregon
Cachexia
Cancer
Chronic pain
Epilepsy and other disorders characterized by seizures
Glaucoma
HIV or AIDS
Multiple sclerosis and other disorders characterized by muscle spasticity and nausea.
Other conditions are subject to approval by the Health Division of the Oregon Department of Human Resources.

Rhode Island
Cachexia
Cancer
Glaucoma
Hepatitis C
Severe debilitating Chronic pain
Severe nausea
Seizures, including but not limited to, those characteristic of Epilepsy or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to, those characteristic of Multiple sclerosis or Crohn's Disease or agitation of Alzheimer's Disease.
Other conditions are subject to approval by the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Vermont
HIV or AIDS
Cancer
Multiple Sclerosis.
OR a disease, medical condition, or its treatment that is Chronic, debilitating, and produces severe, persistent, and one or more of the following intractable symptoms:
• Cachexia or wasting syndrome
• Severe pain
• Severe nausea
• Seizures

Washington
Cachexia
Cancer
HIV or AIDS
Epilepsy
Glaucoma
Intractable pain (defined as pain unrelieved by standard treatment or medications)
Multiple sclerosis
Other conditions are subject to approval by the Washington Board of Health.


Washington D.C.
HIV/AIDS
Glaucoma
Multiple sclerosis
Cancer,
Other conditions that are chronic, long-lasting, debilitating, or that interfere with the basic functions of life
Serious medical conditions for which the use of medical marijuana is beneficial
Patients undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.





CANADA
(Regulations and FAQ)
The regulations outline two categories of people who can apply to possess marihuana for medical purposes.
Category 1: This category is comprised of any symptoms treated within the context of providing compassionate end-of-life care; or the symptoms associated with the specified medical conditions listed in the schedule to the Regulations, namely:
Severe pain and/or persistent muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis;
Severe pain and/or persistent muscle spasms from a spinal cord injury;
Severe pain and/or persistent muscle spasms from spinal cord disease;
Severe pain, cachexia, anorexia, weight loss, and/or severe nausea from cancer;
Severe pain, cachexia, anorexia, weight loss, and/or severe nausea from HIV/AIDS infection;
Severe pain from severe forms of arthritis; or
Seizures from epilepsy.
Applicants must provide a declaration from a medical practitioner to support their application.

Category 2: This category is for applicants who have debilitating symptom (s) of medical condition (s), other than those described in Category 1. Under Category 2, persons with debilitating symptoms can apply to obtain an Authorization to Possess dried marihuana for medical purposes, if a specialist confirms the diagnosis and that conventional treatments have failed or judged inappropriate to relieve symptoms of the medical condition. While an assessment of the applicant's case by a specialist is required, the treating physician, whether or not a specialist, can sign the medical declaration.

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Additional Information
The only states which DO NOT require proof of residency within that state in order to obtain a MMJ recommendation are Montana and Oregon. ALL other states require proof of residency within the state in order to obtain an MMJ recommendation.

Michigan, Montana and Rhode Island* will allow another state's MMJ Recommendation to be used to purchase MMJ in their state. More information on where you can travel with your medication can be found here

*(Only for conditions APPROVED in Rhode Island)

Maine will allow the use of an out-of-state MMJ Recommendation to avoid Law Enforcement persecution, but not to purchase MMJ in a Main dispensary.[/QUOTE]

Edited by WildWill, 12 June 2012 - 03:59 PM.

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Please Note that I will be combing through the previous thread and updating this one with any information that was missed.

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thank you for the information Will !

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I'm so glad many cancer patients try to toke. It really helps you know.
My uncle has pretty serious cancer. I wish he would try it...he is very religious though :(
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What effects does marijuana smoking have on asthmatic patients?
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Just to say it probably just falls under intractable pain, But I got my recomendation in washington for IBS.

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What effects does marijuana smoking have on asthmatic patients?

http://forum.grassci...uly-2010-a.html
Check out this thread tons of good info, She also has a updated list that is huge but you have to email her to get it! Good luck

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Thanks, I just haven't gotten to editing the thing yet...

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Damn Georgia sucks
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Hey guys I have Crohn's disease and I know Crohn's patients can get a medical card but I am underage so how would I go about getting one? should I talk to my doctor or my parents or what? thanks!

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I am moving to Colorado in August. I have one of the main three severely debilitating illnesses covered under MMJ. I have plenty of records covering 6 years of treatment. I somewhat understand the procedures and steps I need to take to get my card and start purchasing; but I am unclear on a couple details. I'm gonna list my understanding...please add anything I've left out or haven't thought of. Thanks!

Step 1 get a CO ID or drivers license establishing residency
Step 2 make appt with doctor. Preferably one that notarizes, sends and completes everything there needed for mmj.

I am unsure what happens next. Am I legal, am I able to go purchase when I walk out the door with the recommendation and copied documents of mailed application? Are private caregivers more willing to serve you during your waiting period?

Thanks!!!

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Found the answer to my question.

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Well, I have scoliosis (curve of the spine) and The pain is starting to interfere with my everday life, so would I qualify under chronic pain in Michigan?

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I fractured my ankle a couple months ago and I still get a little pain after a long day of work and makes it hard for me to sleep. I live in California so after I get a new job I'm gunna get my MMJ card.

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Damn Georgia sucks


you don't know how right you are

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Damn Georgia sucks


Not just Georgia, the entire South to be exact.
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I was just diagnosed with Epilepsy... I, at one point tried smoking marijuana but the hard thing was trying to get it and consume it becuase of the fact i knew i shouldnt. Once i was diagnosed my friend with MS told me that i would be eligable for that i NJ so i should try to get my recomendation... I know that i cant really ask for it, even though it should be that easy... but its really not... Does anyone know a reputable dr in NJ that is a Medical Cannabis advocate?

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So is there no way someone with a mental illness to get medical cannabis in Colorado?

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Is insomnia a reason to get a mmj card in oregon? i have my own already for other reasons but i hear people getting cards for sleeping problems and a friend of mine is thinking about trying it out




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