Qualifying Conditions

A patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a Massachusetts resident being treated for a qualifying medical condition by a Massachusetts-licensed registered physician, APRN, or other qualifying medical practitioner.

Qualifying Conditions

To qualify, you must be a Massachusetts resident, 18 years of age or older and suffering from a “debilitating medical condition.” The Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana act defines those conditions as:

“Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV,) acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS,) hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician.”

“Other conditions” that have been accepted as qualifying for the MA medical marijuana program since it’s inception include (but are not limited to):

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • PTSD
  • Seizures or muscle spasms
  • Anorexia
  • Cachexia
  • Glaucoma
  • Insomnia
  • Sarcoma
  • Severe nausea
  • Arthritis
  • ADHD
  • Chronic pain