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Debilitating Medical Marijuana Conditions

As of Jan 2011, the state released a sub-standard regulation on doctors approving Medical Marijuana. In a nutshell, these are the conditions you must declare in order to receive a license.

IF YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION IS NOT LISTED HERE – THE STATE OF ARIZONA WILL NOT APPROVE YOUR APPLICATION


Keep this in mind: 20,000 Arizona residents have been approved for Medical Cannabis as of Feb 2012. 89% had “Chronic Pain,” listed as their primary Qualifying Condition. Got a serious health issue that causes CHRONIC PAIN? Then you can apply for a Medical Marijuana License in Arizona, because chronic pain is a qualifying condition.

Ok. Well I’m in pain, but what the hell is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain that has lasted a long time. Typically, doesn’t go away either. Chronic pain is uncomfortable health issues that are persistent and have been documented in the past or recent blunt trauma can also be considered chronic pain. In reality, chronic pain is in the eye of the beholder. It is a judgement call and most M.D.’s are smart enough to know if you are suffering or not.

R9-17-201. Debilitating Medical Conditions

An individual applying for a qualifying patient registry identification card shall have a diagnosis from a
physician of at least one of the following conditions:
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1. Cancer;
2. Glaucoma;
3. Human immunodeficiency virus;
4. Acquired immune deficiency syndrome;
5. Hepatitis C;
6. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;
7. Crohn’s disease;
8. Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease;
9. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or
debilitating disease or medical condition that causes cachexia or wasting syndrome;
10. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or
debilitating disease or medical condition that causes severe and chronic pain;
11. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or
debilitating disease or medical condition that causes severe nausea;
12. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or
debilitating disease or medical condition that causes seizures, including those
characteristic of epilepsy;
13. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or
debilitating disease or medical condition that causes severe or persistent muscle spasms,
including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or
14. A debilitating medical condition or treatment approved by the Department under A.R.S. §
36-2801.01 and R9-17-106.


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