Medical Marijuana: Patient Conditions for Use


California’s published “recognized” medical conditions that would warrant the use of marijuana, medicinally.

“Serious Medical Condition”

“Serious medical condition” means all of the following medical conditions:

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS);
  • Anorexia;
  • Arthritis;
  • Cachexia;
  • Cancer;
  • Chronic pain;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Migraine;
  • Persistent muscle spasms, including, but not limited to, spasms associated with multiple sclerosis;
  • Seizures, including, but not limited to, seizures associated with epilepsy;
  • Severe nausea;

Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that either:

  1. Substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336);
  2. If not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health.

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