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
* Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
* Hepatitis C
* Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS – Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
* Crohn’s disease
* Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
* Nail patella

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

In 2014, Michigan added PTSD as the first new condition for medical marijuana since the Act went into effect in April 2009.  After being passed by new conditions panel, PTSD was officially approved by LARA on 3-14-14.