Qualifying Conditions for DC Medical Marijuana Program
As defined by the Legalization of Medical Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010:
â€śQualifying medical conditionâ€ť means:
â€ś(A) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
â€ś(B) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome(AIDS);
â€ś(D) Conditions characterized by severe and persistent muscle spasms, such as multiple sclerosis (MS);
â€ś(E) Cancer; or
â€ś(F) Any other condition, as determined by rulemaking, that is:
â€ś(i) Chronic or long-lasting;
â€ś(ii) Debilitating or interferes with the basic functions of life; and â€ś(iii) A serious medical condition for which the use of medical
marijuana is beneficial: medical or surgical measure; or
â€ś(I) That cannot be effectively treated by any ordinary
â€ś(II) For which there is scientific evidence that the use of medical marijuana is likely to be significantly less addictive than the ordinary medical treatment for that condition.
â€ś(18) â€śQualifying medical treatmentâ€ť means:
â€ś(B) The use of azidothymidine or protease inhibitors;
â€ś(C) Radiotherapy; or
â€ś(D) Any other treatment, as determined by rulemaking, whose side effects require treatment through the administration of medical marijuana in the same manner as a qualifying medical condition.
â€ś(19) â€śQualifying patientâ€ť means a resident of the District who has a qualifying medical condition or is undergoing a qualifying medical treatment.