An Act To Add Conditions That Qualify for Medical Marijuana Use
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2422, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2011, c. 407, Pt. B, §2, is further amended to read:
2. Debilitating medical condition. "Debilitating medical condition" means:
A. Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail-patella syndrome or the treatment of these conditions;
B. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain, which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medical or surgical measures for more than 6 months;
C. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe nausea; or seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy; or severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis; or
D. Any other medical condition or its treatment as provided for in section 2424, subsection 2 . ; or
E. Post-traumatic stress disorder, inflammatory bowel disease, dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders and other diseases causing severe and persistent muscle spasms.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 126th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.