MPP's model medical marijuana bill allows patients to obtain a medical marijuana card if they have a qualifying medical condition and a licensed physician believes they are likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the use of medical marijuana. The model bill lists the following qualifying medical conditions (although the state department of health may add others):
- positive status for human immunodeficiency virus & acquired immune deficiency syndrome;
- hepatitis C;
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;
- Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis;
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior;
- the treatment of these conditions; or
- a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one 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), or severe and persistent muscle spasms (including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis).
This list of key medical references addresses marijuana’s ability to alleviate each of these conditions, which can serve as a valuable resource when talking to your doctor about whether medical marijuana is right for you.
Download a PDF of the review of medical references below.