Recommending Cannabis in Oregon
A medical professional recommending medical cannabis must be an attending physician. (Or. Rev. Stat. Ann § 475B.410(a) (West)). An attending physician is a licensed physician who is a doctor of medicine (MD) or a doctor of osteopathy (DO), who possesses a valid license to practice medicine in Oregon. (Id) Therefore, naturopaths, chiropractors and nurse practitioners cannot write recommendations.
Qualifying conditions include: cancer, glaucoma, agitation due to Alzheimer’s disease, and HIV+/AIDS. Also, any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition qualifies if it produces one or more of the following: cachexia, severe pain, severe nausea, seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy, and persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.