Medical Marijuana Conditions for Massachusetts - Are You Eligible?
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Massachusetts
In order to be considered a candidate for medical marijuana, you must first determine if you have a qualifying condition. Conditions vary by state so it is important for you to understand the regulations specific to your state of residence. In an effort to make that easier for you, we have compiled a list of the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Massachusetts. If you have been diagnosed with any of these qualifying conditions you are already on your path to the potential benefits of medical marijuana. Regulations change almost monthly regarding medical marijuana so check back often if your condition(s) is not currently on the qualifying conditions list. New conditions are explored and added across the legal states in the United States on a fairly regular basis.
Qualifying Patient means a Massachusetts Resident 18 years of age or older who has been diagnosed by a Certifying Healthcare Provider as having a Debilitating Medical Condition, or a Massachusetts Resident younger than 18 years old who has been diagnosed by two Massachusetts licensed Certifying Physicians, at least one of whom is a board-certified
pediatrician or board-certified pediatric subspecialist, as having a Debilitating Medical Condition that is also a Life-limiting Illness, subject to 935 CMR 501.010(10).
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Massachusetts - Qualifying Conditions:
Medical Marijuana Conditions for Massachusetts are as follows (Updated February 6, 2020):
The current qualifying conditions list for the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act:
- Crohn’s disease
- Hepatitis C
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s certifying physician
Section 1. Purpose and Intent.
The citizens of Massachusetts intend that there should be no punishment under state law for qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana, as defined herein.
Section 2. As used in this Law, the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:
(A) “Cardholder” shall mean a qualifying patient, a personal caregiver, or a dispensary agent of a medical marijuana treatment center who has been issued and possesses a valid registration card.
(B) “Cultivation registration” shall mean a registration issued to a medical marijuana treatment center for growing marijuana for medical use under the terms of this Act, or to a qualified patient or personal caregiver under the terms of Section 11.
(C) “Debilitating medical condition” shall mean:
Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient's physician.
For a complete list of qualifying conditions, please refer to An Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana here.
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