Qualifying Conditions

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act defines a “qualifying patient” as: a person who has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition. 

Specific Medical Conditions listed in Statute: “Debilitating medical conditions” [Section 3 (a) (1)] means any of the following conditions and/or their treatments:

  • Cancer

  • Glaucoma

  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

  • Hepatitis C

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease

  • Nail patella

  • PTSD


General diseases, medical conditions, and treatment not listed but authorized in Statute: A patient can also qualify under the statute [Section 3 (a) (2)] if he/she experiences any chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition, or it’s treatment, which produces one or more of the following symptoms or side effects:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome;

  • Severe and chronic pain

  • Nausea

  • Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy;

  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis