Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card by State

Although cannabis remains illegal on the federal level in the United States, many states have legalized cannabis for valid medical purposes (and several states have legalized cannabis both medically and recreationally). In order to qualify for medical marijuana, patients must have a medical condition that is on their state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. With the recommendation of a local physician, a qualified patient can obtain a medical marijuana card in order to visit dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana products specifically designed for patients. In states where recreational cannabis has been legalized, adult consumers do not need a medical marijuana card, but may not have access to the same medical cannabis products that are available for patients.

Here’s a list of which states authorize medical marijuana for valid, qualified patients. Each entry includes a link to the state’s qualifying conditions, as well as a rundown of which medical conditions and symptoms must be verified by a physician in order to get authorized as a valid medical marijuana patient. Please note that some states allow physicians to approve other medical conditions not listed on a case-by-case basis, so check with your doctor. (Be aware that Leafly’s crowdsourced strain data does not constitute professional medical advice. See Leafly’s Terms of Use for more information.)

Click on a state to view its qualifying conditions.

(Updated June 22, 2017)


AlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColorado
ConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgia
HawaiiIllinoisIowaKentuckyLouisiana
MaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesota
MississippiMissouriMontanaNevadaNew Hampshire
New JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth Dakota
OhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island
South CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtahVermont
WashingtonWisconsinWyoming

Alabama

High-CBD forms of cannabis is only allowed for use in a state-sponsored clinical trial for treating:

  • Severe, debilitating epileptic conditions

For more information, please refer to the University of Alabama Cannabidiol Program.

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Alaska

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Alaska include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Any chronic or debilitating disease or treatment for such diseases, which produces:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy
    • Persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic of multiple sclerosis

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to AS 17.37.070 or catch up on the latest Alaska cannabis news.

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Arizona

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Arizona include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • A chronic or debilitating condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe and chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the AZ Leg. 36-2801 or catch up on the latest Arizona cannabis news.

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Arkansas

Qualifying conditions for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • PTSD
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • A chronic or debilitating disease that produces:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Intractable pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

For more information, please refer to Issue 6 – The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act of 2016.

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California

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in California include:

  • Cancer
  • Anorexia
  • AIDS
  • Chronic pain
  • Spasticity
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms, including those associated with multiple sclerosis
  • Seizures, including, but not limited to, those associated with epilepsy
  • Severe nausea
  • Glaucoma
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Any other chronic or persistent medical symptom that substantially limits the ability of the person to conduct one or more major life activities (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) or, if not alleviated, may cause serious harm to the patient’s safety or physical or mental health

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to California Proposition 215, with revised Senate Bill 420, or catch up on the latest California cannabis news.

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Colorado

Although Colorado has implemented a legal recreational cannabis market, it still operates medical marijuana dispensaries for valid patients. Colorado medical marijuana patients still pay standard sales tax on cannabis but are exempt from the high excise taxes and additional state taxes collected from recreational cannabis sales. Minors may also apply to be registered as a medical marijuana patient if they have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition.

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Colorado include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • If the patient has a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Persistent muscle spasms
    • Seizures
    • Severe nausea
    • Severe pain

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Colorado’s Debilitating Conditions for Medical Marijuana Use, or catch up on the latest Colorado cannabis news.

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Connecticut

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Connecticut include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy
  • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Irreversible spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Terminal illness requiring end of life care
  • Uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder
  • Hydrocephalus with intractable headaches
  • Intractable migraines
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

For underage patients:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Irreversible spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Severe epilepsy
  • Terminal illness requiring end-of-life care
  • Uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Connecticut’s medical marijuana qualification requirements, or catch up on the latest Connecticut cannabis news.

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Delaware

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Delaware include:

  • Terminal illness
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Decompensated cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)*Must be certified by a licensed psychiatrist
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe, debilitating pain that has not responded to prescribed medication in 3 months
    • Intractable nausea
    • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

Pediatric Patients Qualifying Conditions*:

*If the qualifying patient is younger than 18 years of age, the physician must be a pediatric neurologist, pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric oncologist or pediatric palliative care specialist.

  • Intractable epilepsy
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition where they have failed treatment involving one or more of the following symptoms:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Intractable nausea
    • Severe, painful and persistent muscle spasms

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Delaware’s medical marijuana program guidelines, or catch up on the latest Delaware cannabis news.

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District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Washington, D.C. include:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Severe or peristent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • Any other condition that is chronic, cannot be effectively treated by ordinary medical measures, or,
  • Any condition for which treatment with medical marijuana would be beneficial, as determined by the patient’s physician

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations for MMJ, or catch up on the latest Washington, D.C. cannabis news.

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Florida

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Florida include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic seizures
  • Chronic muscle spasms
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

For more information on the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization, please refer to Amendment 2.

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Georgia

Georgia only allows for the use of low THC oil (less than 5% THC by weight).

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Georgia include:

  • Cancer (end-stage)
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) (severe or end-stage)
  • Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma-related head injuries
  • Severe multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Severe Parkinson’s disease
  • Severe sickle cell disease

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Low-THC Oil FAQ, or catch up on the latest Georgia cannabis news.

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Hawaii

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Hawaii include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease.

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Hawaii’s Eligible Debilitating Medical Conditions or catch up on the latest Hawaii cannabis news.

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Illinois

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Illinois include:

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation and syringomyelia
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I)
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibromyalgia (severe)
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Residual limb pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy)
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia & syringomelia)
  • Spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Illinois Medical Cannabis Debilitating Conditions, or catch up on the latest Illinois cannabis news.

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Indiana

Indiana provides civil immunity for a health care provider if the patient who possesses the cannabidiol is a part of a clinical trial. Conditions include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Lennox-Gestaut syndrome
  • Dravet syndrome
  • Other seizure disorders

For more information, please refer to Senate Bill 15.

Iowa

Iowa allows for the use of high-CBD cannabis extracts with less than .3% THC.

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Iowa include:

  • Intractable epilepsy

For a complete list of guidelines, please refer to Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act Quick Facts, or catch up on the latest Iowa cannabis news.

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Kentucky

Kentucky allows for the use of low-THC cannabis or industrial hemp-derived CBD oil. Only those who are participating in a clinical trial or expanded access program are legally allowed to possess CBD oil.

For more information on accessing CBD in Kentucky, please refer to Senate Bill 124, or catch up on the latest Kentucky cannabis news.

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Louisiana

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Louisiana include:

  • Symptoms related to cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Spastic quadriplegia

For more information on Louisiana’s medical marijuana law, please refer to Senate Bill 143, or catch up on the latest Louisiana cannabis news.

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Maine

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Maine include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis and other diseases causing severe and persistent muscle spasms)

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana, or catch up on the latest Maine cannabis news.

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Maryland

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Maryland include:

  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Anorexia
  • Severe, debilitating, or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission or catch up on the latest Maryland cannabis news.

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Massachusetts

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Massachusetts include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s certifying physician.

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to An Act for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana, or catch up on the latest Massachusetts cannabis news.

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Michigan

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Michigan include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting disease)
    • Severe and chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act or catch up on the latest Michigan cannabis news.

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Minnesota

Minnesota does not allow for smokeable cannabis, only a 30-day supply of oils, edibles, and concentrates. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Minnesota include:

  • Cancer associated with chronic pain, nausea/severe vomiting, wasting
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Terminal illness with life expectancy of less than one year
  • Intractable pain*
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

*Recently recommended qualifying condition to be available August 2017.

For more information, please visit the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Qualifying Conditions, or catch up on the latest Minnesota cannabis news.

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Mississippi

Mississippi allows access to CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Mississippi include:

  • Debilitating epileptic seizure disorders

Patients must receive medical recommendations by a physician from the University of Mississippi Medical Center to participate in the clinical trial. For more information, please refer to House Bill 1231 or Harper Grace’s Law, or catch up on the latest Mississippi cannabis news.

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Missouri

Missouri allows access to CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Missouri include:

  • Intractable epilepsy

For more information, please refer to House Bill 2238, or catch up on the latest Missouri cannabis news.

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Montana

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Montana include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Intractable nausea or vomiting
  • Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
  • Admittance into hospice care
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Montana Marijuana Program FAQ, or catch up on the latest Montana cannabis news.

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Nevada

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Nevada include:

  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cachexiaq
  • Condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition)
  • Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
  • Seizures (including epilepsy)
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Which Health Conditions Qualify for the Medical Use of Marijuana, or catch up on the latest Nevada cannabis news.

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New Hampshire

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in New Hampshire include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Elevated intraocular pressure
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea/vomiting
    • Seizures
    • Severe, persistent muscle spasms

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to New Hampshire’s Qualifying Medical Conditions, or catch up on the latest New Hampshire cannabis news.

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New Jersey

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in New Jersey include:

  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life
  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program, or catch up on the latest New Jersey cannabis news.

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New Mexico

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in New Mexico include:

  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hospice care
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Severe anorexia
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Spasmodic Torticollo (cervical dystonia)
  • Ulcerative colitis

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Patient Application or catch up on the latest New Mexico cannabis news.

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New York

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in New York include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord damage with spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Neuropathies
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Must include associated or complicating conditions:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe or chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the New York State Medical Marijuana Program FAQ, or catch up on the latest New York cannabis news.

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North Carolina

North Carolina allows for the use of CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in North Carolina include:

  • Intractable epilepsy

For more information, please refer to House Bill 1220, or catch up on the latest North Carolina cannabis news.

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North Dakota

North Dakota’s qualifying conditions for the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act include:

  • Cancer and its treatments
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C (decompensated cirrhosis)
  • ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder(*must be diagnosed by a licensed psychiatrist)
  • Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or treatment of these conditions
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Chronic back pain, including:
    • Neuropathy or damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Epilepsy
  • A chronic or debilitating disease, medical condition, or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe, debilitating pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
    • Intractable nausea
    • Seizures
    • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

For more information, please refer to the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act.

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Ohio

Ohio’s medical marijuana program is expected to be functional by September 2018. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Ohio include:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic, severe and/or intractable pain
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • HIV-positive status
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

For more information, please refer to Ohio’s Official Resource for the Medical Marijuana Control Program.

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma allows for the use of CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Oklahoma include:

  • Must be under the age of 18 suffering from:
    • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
    • Dravet syndrome
    • Severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy
    • Any form of refractory epilepsy not treatable by traditional medical therapies

For more information, please refer to Katie and Cayman’s Law (House Bill 2154), or catch up on the latest Oklahoma cannabis news.

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Oregon

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Oregon include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • A medical conditions that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
    • Persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those caused by multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act, or catch up on the latest Oregon cannabis news.

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Pennsylvania

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania include:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe, chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
  • Sickle cell anemia

For more information, please refer to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.

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Rhode Island

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Rhode Island include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease
    • Alzheimer’s disease

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Rhode Island’s medical marijuana approved qualifying debilitating medical conditions, or catch up on the latest Rhode Island cannabis news.

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South Carolina

South Carolina allows for the use of CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in South Carolina include:

  • Certain forms of epilepsy as part of a state-run clinical trial

For more information, please refer to the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act, or catch up on the latest South Carolina cannabis news.

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Tennessee

Tennessee allows for the use of CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Tennessee include:

  • Intractable seizures (as part of a clinical research study)

For more information, please refer to Senate Bill 280, or catch up on the latest Tennessee cannabis news.

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Texas

Texas allows for the use of CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Texas include:

  • Intractable epilepsy

For more information, please refer to Senate Bill 339, or catch up on the latest Texas cannabis news.

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Utah

Utah allows for the use of CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Utah include:

  • Intractable epilepsy

For more information, please refer to House Bill 105, or catch up on the latest Utah cannabis news.

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Vermont

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Vermont include:

  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • A chronic or debilitating disease that produces severe, persistent and one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe pain
    • Nausea
    • Seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy)

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Rules Governing the Vermont Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Program, or catch up on the latest Vermont cannabis news.

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Washington

Changes to Washington state’s marijuana laws via Senate Bill 5052 will result in the state’s medical marijuana industry being absorbed by its recreational cannabis market. These changes will go into full efect July 1, 2016. Until then, medical marijuana dispensaries will still be operational but are ultimately expected to close or incorporate themselves into an existing licensed retail cannabis shop.

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Washington include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Spasticity disorders
  • Intractable pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity
  • Chronic renal failure requiring dialysis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Washington State Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions, or catch up on the latest Washington state cannabis news.

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West Virginia*

Qualifying conditions to be a medical marijuana patient in West Virginia include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuropathies
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Intractable seizures
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Severe chronic pain of neuropathic origin
  • Terminal illness, with a prognosis of one year or less to live

*This program will not be effective before September 15, 2018. For more information, please refer to Senate Bill 386.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin allows for the use of non-psychoactive CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Wisconsin include:

  • Seizure disorders

For more information, please refer to Lydia’s Law (Act 267), or catch up on the latest Wisconsin cannabis news.

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Wyoming

Wyoming allows for the use of CBD oil only. Qualifying conditions include:

  • Intractable epilepsy

For more information, please refer to House Bill 32, or catch up on the latest Wyoming cannabis news.

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