What are the qualifying conditions for getting a medical marijuana in New York?

According to Assembly Bill 6357 in New York, patients diagnosed with certain specified conditions are eligible to use medical marijuana as part of their treatment. Here’s a comprehensive list of those conditions:

1. Cancer

2. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

3. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

4. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease

5. Parkinson’s Disease

6. Multiple Sclerosis

7. Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity

8. Epilepsy

9. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

10. Ulcerative Colitis

11. Crohn’s Disease

12. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

13. Neuropathies

14. Huntington’s Disease

15. Chronic Pain (specifically defined or limited by some regulations)

16. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

This law is designed to provide relief to patients suffering from these debilitating or life-threatening conditions through regulated access to medical cannabis, which can be an effective treatment for many symptoms associated with these diseases.