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What conditions make someone eligible for a New York medical marijuana card?


Only patients with one of the following severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions may qualify for the Medical Marijuana Program:
cancer, positive status for HIV or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathy, chronic pain as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi), or Huntington’s disease.

Patients must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.

Chronic Pain was recently added to the list of qualifying conditions (March 2017), meaning you need to have suffered for 3 months or more, and determined to likely suffer for 3 more months to qualify.

https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/medical_marijuana/patients/

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Being diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions makes someone eligible for a medical marijuana card in New York State: cancer, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication or intractable spasticity, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), neuropathies, Huntington’s disease, chronic or severe pain. The condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following complicating conditions: cachexia (or wasting syndrome), severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.

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