A medical marijuana bill making its way through the legislature enumerates the conditions for which medical marijuana will be eligible to use for treatment, Rep. Wes Kitchens said.
Chronic pain seems to be the "catch all" condition in the bill. It also includes depression and panic disorder.
The bill's eligible conditions include:
- Cancer-related cachexia, nausea or vomiting, weight loss, or chronic pain.
- Crohn's Disease.
- Epilepsy or a condition causing seizures.
- HIV/AIDS-related nausea or weight loss.
- Panic disorder.
- Parkinson's disease.
- Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to pregnancy, cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome, or cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Sickle Cell Anemia.
- Spasticity associated with a motor neuron disease, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
- Spasticity associated with Multiple Sclerosis or a spinal cord injury.
- A terminal illness.
- Tourette's Syndrome.
- A condition causing chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or has proved ineffective.