Marijuana Doctors
A New Kind Of Healthcare

Doctors Guide – Chapter 5

Updated on January 30, 2019.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Most Common Qualifying Conditions

Please refer to our State-Specific Doctor Education Kits for each state’s specific requirements for patient eligibility, such as:

Most commonly associated symptoms:

Qualification Criteria and Verification for Medical Professionals

For physicians to legally recommend medical cannabis, they must meet the state-specific requirements. As such, to join our trusted nationwide network of certifying physicians, we make sure to verify the credentials of any practitioner who will be seeing our patients.

state specific requirements

State-specific laws for medical professionals vary. To certify a patient for a state-operated medical marijuana program, a practitioner must:

  • Be registered with the Department of Health to issue a certification
  • Confirm that the patient has a qualifying medication condition either by diagnosing the patient if qualified to do so or review his/her current medical records and/or past treatments relevant to his/her qualifying diagnosis
  • Maintain a bona fide or ongoing relationship with the patient
  • Determine whether medical cannabis treatment may benefit the patient’s current medical