To qualify for the medical marijuana program in New York, a patient must have a life-threatening or serious medical condition. Those conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Neuropathy, PTSD, Spinal Injury, and Inflammatory Bowel disease. Also, medical marijuana recommendations can be prescribed to patients who use opioids, have severe chronic pain, seizures, and Cachexia.