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Qualifying medical conditions

Attending Physician's may recommend the use of medical marijuana for the following medical conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    - Cachexia (a weight-loss disease that can be caused by HIV or cancer)
    - Severe pain
    - Severe nausea
    - Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
    - Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

Attending Physician definition

An Attending Physician is defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) licensed under ORS chapter 677 who has the primary responsibility for the care and treatment of a person diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition.

Naturopaths (ND), chiropractors (DC), or nurse practitioners (NP/FNP) may not act as Attending Physicians.

"Primary responsibility" means that the physician:

  • Provides primary health care for the patient; or
  • Provides medical specialty care and treatment for the patient as recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties; or
  • Is a consultant who has been asked to examine and treat the patient by the patient's primary care physician licensed under ORS Chapter 677, the patient's physician assistant licensed under ORS Chapter 677, or the patient's nurse practitioner licensed under ORS Chapter 678; and,
  • Has reviewed a patient's medical records at the patient's request and has conducted a thorough physical examination of the patient, has provided or planned follow-up care, and has documented these activities in the patient's medical record.

Guidelines for Attending Physicians

House Bill 4014, passed in 2015, directed OHA to convene a work group to develop the guidelines listed below.

Helping patients with paperwork

Below you can find application and education materials to provide you and your patients with important information regarding the Medical Marijuana Program.

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