Qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in Massachusetts

You may have thought about obtaining a medical marijuana card in the past, but perhaps you didn’t know what qualifies. Do you know who’s eligible for a card?

Managing a condition? Medical cannabis could help

Without knowing Massachusetts state regulations (and who reads them?!), you might mistakenly think you’re not eligible for a medical card. The truth is, if you’re managing a condition and you think medical cannabis could be beneficial, you should be able to access it.

And CED Clinic is here to help you do exactly that. Our focus is not merely on having a card, but more importantly, how to use the access to improve health and wellness. Anyone can get a medical card from a licensed entity. What distinguishes CED Clinic from others in the market is the expertise we bring to each patient, our years of experience, and industry-leading knowledge.

Knowledge translates quickly and easily to power that you can command over your health. The more you know, the more you can command control over your concerns, adapt to new circumstances, and adjust to new scenarios as real life happens.

We encourage you to learn about the medical cannabis process. We’ll help you become the master of your own fate, so you can make informed decisions about your body and the treatment that’s best for you.

Who qualifies for a medical marijuana card in MA?

Medical cannabis in Massachusetts is restricted to residents who’ve been diagnosed with a qualifying condition by a certifying physician.

You must be 18 and over, but CED Clinic also has a pediatric clinic. Parents and guardians are encouraged to seek information if they’re interested in exploring cannabis for a pediatric patient.

For those under 18, certification by two qualified pediatric providers is required. Our cannabis clinic makes the process simple and accessible to all. You’re not required to have a letter of support from anyone else (including your PCP). Your decision to consume cannabis is your right, and doesn’t depend on anyone else’s approval but you and your doctors here at CED Clinic.

How do you know if your condition qualifies for medical marijuana?

Per state regulations, there’s a long list of qualifying conditions. Some include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

But that’s not all. In addition to the conditions listed, the law states you may qualify for any reason, provided your certifying physician believes the benefits of cannabis outweigh the risks. This comes in the form of a written recommendation for medical cannabis from one of our clinic’s certified healthcare providers.

Common maladies supported by the medical card program in Massachusetts

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleeplessness / Insomnia
  • PTSD
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Severe Stress
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Colitis
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Recovery from injury
  • Use of cannabis to eliminate other medicines
  • Use of cannabis to stop smoking cigarettes
  • Use of cannabis to stop using opiates or marijuana to stop use of opioids.
  • Use of cannabis to stop using benzodiazepines like Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Xanax, and others.

Other conditions medical cannabis might help treat

Many of the conditions our clinic has treated with medical cannabis aren’t on the list, but have qualified based on our doctors’ determinations.

For instance, some of the most common conditions we have treated include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual pain and menopause symptoms
  • Arthritis
  • Lyme disease

If there’s a possibility that medical cannabis could help alleviate your symptoms, we’ll provide the medical guidance you need. We’ll also help you identify the products and methods of consumption that will help you achieve success.


Ready to book a medical cannabis evaluation?

If you think getting a medical marijuana card could be right for you, request an appointment online at your preferred time or call us to schedule one at (617) 500-3595.

When you meet with us, we’ll review your medical history, answer all your questions, and discuss how cannabis could reduce your symptoms. All you need is your Massachusetts state ID, a completed intake form, and a form of payment. We take care of the rest!

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