Qualifying Conditions for DC Medical Marijuana Program
As defined by the Legalization of Medical Marijuana for Medical Treatment Amendment Act of 2010:
“Qualifying medical condition” means:
“(A) Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
“(B) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome(AIDS);
“(D) Conditions characterized by severe and persistent muscle spasms, such as multiple sclerosis (MS);
“(E) Cancer; or
“(F) Any other condition, as determined by rulemaking, that is:
“(i) Chronic or long-lasting;
“(ii) Debilitating or interferes with the basic functions of life; and “(iii) A serious medical condition for which the use of medical
marijuana is beneficial: medical or surgical measure; or
“(I) That cannot be effectively treated by any ordinary
“(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.
“(18) “Qualifying medical treatment” means:
“(B) The use of azidothymidine or protease inhibitors;
“(C) Radiotherapy; or
“(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.
“(19) “Qualifying patient” means a resident of the District who has a qualifying medical condition or is undergoing a qualifying medical treatment.