A qualifying condition is defined as a patient suffering a debilitating medical condition as specified in the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law, which include the following:

  • AIDS
  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Any other debilitating Medical Condition determined by the certifying Physician

Examples of debilitating conditions may include:

  • Chronic Pain lasting 6 months+
  • Chronic muscle spasm
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • PTSD
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Terminal illness (hospice care)
  • Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Endometriosis
Debilitating means causing weakness, cachexia, wasting syndrome, intractable pain, or nausea, or impairing strength or ability, and progressing to such an extent that one or more of a patient’s major life activities is substantially limited.

The term “major life activities ” includes, but not limited to, walking, seeing,hearing,speaking,breathing learning and working. Other examples include sitting,standing, lifting and emotional processes such as thinking, concentrating and interacting with others.

Based upon a medical appointment, a review of a patient’s medical records, and in the judgement of our qualified attending physicians, a MA licensed physician may determine that a debilitating condition or debilitating symptoms may justify a Letter of Certification.

If you feel like you need a certification to obtain medical marijuana, you may proceed to the next step.

DR. MARK WEINER evaluates patients with debilitating conditions to determine qualification for receiving Certification to obtain Medical Marijuana.