Here at NY Medical Marijuana Associates we firmly believe in the benefits medical marijuana can bring to a broad spectrum of ailments. If you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions and have supporting medical documentation, you are eligible for medical marijuana certification and medical marijuana card.
Patients must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms.
* Any severe debilitating pain that the practitioner determines degrades health and functional capability; where the patient has contraindications, has experienced intolerable side effects, or has experienced failure of one or more previously tried therapeutic options; and where there is documented medical evidence of such pain having lasted three months or more beyond onset, or the practitioner reasonably anticipates such pain to last three months or more beyond onset.
Keep in mind that everyone’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is different, and therefore cannabis may affect one person differently to another, even if they suffer from the same condition. You may require a different strain or dosage amount to someone else, or you may be on other medications that MMJ could interfere with. It is always best to speak to your doctor for advice on what may work for you.
Below you'll find more information and the pros and cons of medical marijuana treatment for some of the common qualifying conditions.