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Michigan Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions

To get a Michigan medical marijuana card, you must have a qualifying medical condition that is on the list of authorized conditions provided by the state’s Cannabis Regulatory Agency, which regulates the Michigan Medical Marijuana Program (MMPP). Once you have your medical cannabis identification card, you or your primary caregiver will be allowed to buy medical marijuana products from Michigan-licensed dispensaries as a qualifying patient.

The top five medical ailments that patients list while requesting medicinal cannabis cards are listed below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a complete list of qualifying ailments as defined under Michigan’s medicinal marijuana regulations.

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscle spasms, discomfort, and inflammation are just a few of the multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms that have been successfully treated with medical marijuana. Additionally, some MS patients have discovered that medical marijuana enhances their mood and quality of sleep. Although it is not a cure for MS, medical marijuana can help some patients manage their symptoms better.

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

The neurological condition known as cerebral palsy (CP) makes it difficult for a person to walk, balance, and maintain good posture. Stiffness, muscle tension, and uncontrollable movements are common in CP patients.

Cannabis oil containing significant amounts of CBD has been demonstrated to lessen seizures, lessen muscle stiffness and spasticity, and improve seizures in CP patients.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the digestive system. Although the exact etiology of Crohn’s disease is uncertain, the immune system is thought to play a role. The signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease might differ from person to person, but they can include fever, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.

Medical marijuana helps Crohn’s disease patients manage their symptoms since it can reduce inflammation, discomfort, and nausea, even if there is presently no known treatment for the condition. Additionally, it can help to increase appetite, which is beneficial for Crohn’s patients who have problems eating.

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a condition that results in stomach pain, bloating, and adjustments to bowel patterns. Because it helps to relax the muscles in the intestines, which can help to decrease cramping and pain, medical marijuana has been demonstrated to be useful in treating IBS symptoms. Marijuana also has the ability to lessen stomach inflammation, which can aid with symptoms.

Patients with IBS who use medical marijuana frequently report feeling less pain and discomfort as well as better digestion thanks to it.

Ulcerative Colitis

The inflammatory bowel illness that affects the large intestine is known as ulcerative colitis. In the interior of the gut, the inflammation may lead to open sores or ulcers that can develop and cause pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.

It has been demonstrated that medical marijuana is useful in treating ulcerative colitis symptoms. It can aid in reducing diarrhea, discomfort, and inflammation. Additionally, marijuana possesses analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects that may serve to reduce gastrointestinal pain and inflammation. Additionally, marijuana’s cannabinoids may aid in promoting the healing of gastrointestinal ulcers.

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Full List of Michigan Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nail patella
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Colitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Autism
  • Chronic pain
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Any other chronic or debilitating medical condition or associated treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures (including, but not limited to, those characteristic of epilepsy), and severe and persistent muscle spasms (including, but not limited to, those characteristic of multiple sclerosis).

Don’t Have a Qualifying Condition on This List?

Get in touch with the Sanctuary to learn more about Michigan’s medical marijuana program and the application procedure, even if you can’t locate your qualifying medical condition on the state’s list.

We can put you in touch with a qualified medical marijuana practitioner in Michigan so you can get your diagnosis, submit your application, register as a patient for medicinal marijuana, and begin visiting dispensaries right away.