QUALIFYING DIAGNOSES FOR THE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA

The following diagnoses are ones that we have used to certify patients for the medical use of marijuana.  The conditions qualify for the program when they interfere significantly with activities of daily living.  The regulations governing medical marijuana in the State do not specify the conditions that can be used for certification, but they do name nine diagnoses that clearly qualify (marked with *).

AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

Ehler’s Danlos

Lupus Erythematosis

Psoriatic arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Scleroderma

Sjogrens

*CANCER

EYE AND EAR DISORDERS

*Glaucoma

Menieres Disease

Tinnitus

Vertigo

GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

*Crohns

Cachexia (severe weight loss)

Chronic pancreatitis

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Nausea/Vomiting

Ulcerative colitis

GENITOURINARY CONDITIONS

Endometriosis

Interstitial Cystitis

Menstrual cramps

Menopause

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

INFECTIONS

*AIDS

*Hepatitis C

*HIV

Chronic Lyme Syndrome

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease

Fibromyalgia

Gout

Muscle spasms

Osteoarthritis

Sciatica

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

 PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSES

Anorexia Nervosa

Anxiety Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Depression

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tourette’s Syndrome

Withdrawl Syndrome

NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

*Parkinson’s Disease

*Multiple Sclerosis

*Amiotrophic Lateralizing Sclerosis (ALS)

Alzheimer’s Disease

Cluster Headaches

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Headaches

Hereditary Spastic Paresis

Huntington’s Disease

Insomnia

Migraines

Muscular Dystrophy

Neuropathies

Post Concussion Syndrome

Post Encephalitis Syndromes

Post Meningitis Syndromes

Post-Stroke Syndromes

Quadraplegia

Restless Leg Syndrome

Seizure Disorder

Spinal Cord Injury

Tardive Dyskinesia

Trigeminal Neuralgia

TRAUMA

Post traumatic neuropathic pain

Traumatic Brain Injury