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Doctors Guide to MarijuanaDoctors.com – Chapter 5

Most Common Qualifying Conditions

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

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Any spinal cord injury
  • Epilepsy or any other seizure disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dystonia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Most commonly associated symptoms:

  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms

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

 


 

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