Qualifying Conditions for use of Medical Marijuana in Arizona

January 12, 2011 News by: James Novak, Phoenix DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney
The Arizona Department of Human Services website (ADHS.gov) posted Answers to frequently asked questions. Below is the answers to the definition of a qualifying patient, and what medical condition qualify for patients to register for a Medical Marijuana Card which will enable them to obtain and use Medical Marijuana under the new law:

A “qualifying patient” is defined in Proposition 203 as a person who has been diagnosed by a physician (a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, naturopathic medicine, or homeopathy) as having one of the following debilitating medical conditions:

• Cancer
• Glaucoma
• Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
• Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
• Hepatitis C
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
• Crohn’s disease
• Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
• A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces any of the following:

a. Cachexia or wasting syndrome
b. Severe and chronic pain
c. Severe nausea
d. Seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy) or
e. Severe and persistent muscle spasms (including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis)
A qualifying patient’s “designated caregiver” and a “dispensary agent” will also receive registration cards under Proposition 203.
For more medical Marijuana news, visit the ADHS website www.azdhs.gov/prop203 that was created to help the public follow updates on rulemaking as Arizona prepares to implement the new law.


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