Under the Illinois' medical marijuana program's legal guidelines, patients that would qualify for an Illinois medical marijuana card suffer from one or more of the following:
Cancer, glaucoma, a positive status for
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency
syndrome), hepatitis C, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), muscular
dystrophy, Crohn's disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, multiple
sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, a spinal cord injury or disease, a
traumatic brain injury or one or more injuries that significantly
interferes with a patient's daily activities as documented by the
patient's licensed medical practitioner.
Patients may also qualify for medical
marijuana if they suffer from a severely debilitating or terminal
medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the
following negative side effects.
Elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia
(or wasting syndrome), chemotherapy induced anorexia, severe pain that
has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical
measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side
effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting,
seizures, or severe and persistent muscle spasms.
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