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Qualifying conditions for medical marijuana by state

January 31, 2014

Qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card by state

Although cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States, many states have legalized cannabis for valid medical purposes (and several states have legalized cannabis both medically and for adult use). In order to qualify for medical marijuana, patients must have a diagnosed ailment 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 or authorization to visit dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana products. (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.

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Click on a state to view its qualifying conditions.

(Updated October 6, 2018)


AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCalifornia
ColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFlorida
GeorgiaHawaiiIllinoisIndianaIowa
KentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusetts
MichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontana
NevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York
North CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregon
PennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexas
UtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest Virginia
WisconsinWyoming

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/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of 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
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (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 (PTSD)
  • 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
  • Any other medical condition, or treatment for such condition, approved by the state health agency, pursuant to its rule making authority or its approval of any petition submitted by a patient or physician as provided in this section.

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)
  • 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/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • 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 headache syndromes
  • Neuropathic facial pain
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spasticity or neuropathic pain associated with fibromyalgia
  • Post Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior
  • Glaucoma
  • 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
  • Severe debilitating autism
  • Terminal illness involving pain, anxiety, or depression that is related to the terminal illness
  • 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 persistent 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
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic seizures
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed above
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the certification
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain

For more information on the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization, please refer to 381.986 Florida Statutes.

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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, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness, intractable nausea, and vomiting
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
  • Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma-related head injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Parkinson’s disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
  • Sickle cell disease, when such diagnosis is severe or end stage
  • Tourette’s syndrome, when such syndrome is diagnosed as severe
  • Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Alzheimer’s disease, when such disease is severe or end stage
  • AIDS when such syndrome is severe or end stage
  • Peripheral neuropathy, when symptoms are severe or end stage
  • Patient is in hospice program, either as inpatient or outpatient
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from direct exposure to or witnessing of a trauma for a patient who is at least 18 years of age

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
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • 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:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • 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
  • Seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy)
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
  • Spinal cord injury with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Spinocerebellar ataxia
  • 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 (CBD) is a part of a clinical trial. Conditions include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Lennox-Gestaut syndrome
  • Dravet syndrome
  • Other seizure disorders that have not responded to at least (2) other epilepsy treatment options

For more information, please refer to Senate Bill 15.

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Iowa

Iowa allows for the use of high-CBD cannabis extracts with no more than 3% THC.

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

  • Cancer, if the underlying condition or treatment produces one or more of the following:
    • Severe or chronic pain
    • Nausea or severe vomiting
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Multiple sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • AIDS/HIV as defined in section 141A.1
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Any terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of under one year, if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following:
    • Severe or chronic pain
    • Nausea or severe vomiting
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Untreatable pain

For a complete list of guidelines, please refer to Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Act, 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

Louisiana does not allow smoking or vaping of low-THC cannabis oils. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Louisiana include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

For more information on Louisiana’s medical marijuana law, please refer to Louisiana Department of Health: Medical Marijuana Facts, or catch up on the latest Louisiana cannabis news.

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Maine

LD 1539 approved 07/09/2018 amends the laws so that qualification is now the sole discretion of a physician and can be recommended to any patient for which they believe it would be beneficial. This law takes effect 90 days after the close of the 2018 special legislative session.

Sec. 19. 22 MRSA §2423-B

A medical provider who is in good standing with the appropriate licensing board may provide a written certification for the medical use of marijuana under this chapter and, after having done so, may otherwise state that in the medical provider’s professional opinion a qualifying patient is likely to receive therapeutic benefit from the medical use of marijuana to treat or alleviate the patient’s debilitating medical condition.

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to the Act To Amend Maine’s Medical Marijuana Law, or catch up on the latest Maine cannabis news.

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Maryland

Maryland does not allow edibles, only cannabis flower and other infused cannabis products. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Maryland include:

  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Anorexia
  • Severe 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
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • 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
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • 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; if the underlying condition or treatment produces one or more of the following:
    • Severe or chronic pain
    • Nausea or severe vomiting
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness with life expectancy of less than one year, if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following:
    • Severe or chronic pain
    • Nausea or severe vomiting
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Autism
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the commissioner

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 legalized medical marijuana with the passage of Amendment 2 in Nov. 2018. That measure set out these qualifying conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
  • Conditions that cause persistent pain or muscle spasms, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome.
  • Debilitating psychiatric disorders including but not limited to, post-traumatic stress disorder, if diagnosed by a state licensed psychiatrist
  • HIV/AIDS
  • A chronic medical condition normally treated with prescription medication that can lead to dependence, when a physician determines that medical marijuana could be an effective and safer treatment. (This is most commonly used with regard to prescription opioids.)
  • Any terminal illness
  • In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition, including, but not limited to:
    • Hepatitis C
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Huntington’s disease
    • Autism
    • Neuropathies
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Any other chronic or debilitating medical condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis.

For more information, please refer to Missouri Department of Health: Medical Marijuana FAQ, or catch up on the latest Missouri cannabis news.

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Montana

Montana does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower, only oils (vaping is permitted), edibles, and concentrates. 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 (PTSD)

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 (PTSD)
  • A medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia
    • Persistent muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis)
    • Seizures, including seizures caused by epilepsy
    • Severe nausea
    • Severe pain
  • Any other chronic or debilitating medical condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Nevada Medical Marijuana Cardholder Registry FAQ, 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
  • Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Epilepsy
  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition that produces one or more of the following:
    • Elevated intraocular pressure
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Severe pain
    • Nausea or severe 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:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • 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
  • The following conditions apply, if resistant to, or if the patient is intolerant to, conventional therapy
    • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
    • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
    • Glaucoma
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic pain of visceral origin (related to internal organs)

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 or seizure disorders
  • 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 (PTSD)
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Severe anorexia
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Spasmodic Torticollis (cervical dystonia)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

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

New York does not permit smoking cannabis or edibles. Oils for vaporization must be administered via an inhaler or through oral capsules. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in New York include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Spinal cord damage with intractable spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • 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 and Assembly Bill 6537, 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 does not permit edible forms of cannabis. North Dakota’s qualifying conditions for the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C (decompensated cirrhosis)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal stenosis or 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 (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 does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower, only oils (vaping is permitted), edibles, and concentrates. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Ohio include:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • 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 (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Ulcerative colitis

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

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma has one of the least restrictive medical marijuana programs and only requires that applicants be OK residents 18 years or older with board-certified physician’s signature. Special circumstances may be allowed for minors if applications receive (2) physician signatures as well as the applicant’s parent or guardian.

For more information, please refer to State Question 788, 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 (PTSD)

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

Pennsylvania does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower, only oils (vaping is permitted), edibles, and concentrates. Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Pennsylvania include:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Autism
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • 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 (PTSD)
  • 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
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Terminal illness

For more information, please refer to the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program or catch up on the latest Pennsylvania cannabis news.

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Rhode Island

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

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • 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, Crohn’s disease, or agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the department

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

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in South Carolina include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Autism
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neural-tube defects
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Severe debilitating pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures
    • Neurological disorders
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including, but not limited to, those characteristic or multiple sclerosis
  • Any other serious medical condition or its treatment added by the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board

For more information, please refer to the House Bill 3521, 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 does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower or edibles, unless packaged within a blister pack that contains a maximum of 1g per blister.

Utah voters approved the legalization of medical marijuana under Proposition 2 in Nov. 2018.

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient using CBD oil in Utah include:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment, except for nausea related to pregnancy, cannabis-induced vomiting syndrome, or cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy, or debilitating seizures
  • Multiple Sclerosis or persistent and debilitating muscle spasms
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), that a licensed and board eligible or board-certified psychiatrist or psychologist with a doctorate-level degree has diagnosed or confirmed through face-to-face or telehealth evaluation of the patient
  • Autism
  • A terminal illness when the patient’s remaining life expectancy is less than six months
  • A condition resulting in the individuals receiving hospice care
  • A rare condition or disease that:
    • Affects less than 200,000 individuals in the United States, as defined in Section 526 of the Federal Food, Drug, and 1340 Cosmetic Act
    • Is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using:
      • Conventional medications other than opiods or opiates
      • Physical interventions
      • Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using:
        • Conventional medications other than opiods or opiates
        • Physical interventions
        • A condition that the compassionate use board approves under Section 26-61b-106 on an individual, case-by-case basis

For more information, please refer to House Bill 3001 – Utah Medical Cannabis Act, 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, including end of life care
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), provided the applicant is undergoing psychotherapy or counseling with a license mental health care provider
  • 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 Vermont Medical Marijuana Program FAQ, or catch up on the latest Vermont cannabis news.

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Virginia

Virginia exclusively allows for the consumption of low-THC oil (0.5% maximum) that contains at least 15% CBD, or concentrates with at least 50mg of THCA per ml (maximum 5% THC). Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Virginia include:

  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Any other chronic or debilitating medical condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis

For more information, please refer to House Bill 1251, or catch up the latest Virginia cannabis news.

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Washington

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, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications
  • Glaucoma, either acute or chronic increased intraocular pressure unrelieved by standard treatments and medications
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • A chronic or debilitating disease that produces severe, persistent and one or more of the following:
    • Anorexia
    • Severe nausea
    • Severe Vomiting
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Appetite loss
    • Cramping
    • Seizures
    • Muscle Spasms
    • Spasticity
  • Chronic renal failure requiring dialysis
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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*

West Virginia does not allow for the smoking of cannabis flower, only oils (vaping is permitted), edibles, and concentrates. Qualifying conditions to be a medical marijuana patient in West Virginia include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • 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 (PTSD)
  • Intractable seizures
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness, with a prognosis of one year or less to live
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in a patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment of a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces:
    • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
    • Anorexia
  • Severe or chronic pain that does not find effective relief through standard pain medication
  • Severe nausea

*This program will not be effective until mid 2019. For more information, please refer to West Virginia Medical Cannabis Program FAQ.

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Wisconsin

Wisconsin allows for the use of non-intoxicating 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 low-THC (0.3% maximum) that contains at least 5% CBD, and contains no other intoxicating substance 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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  • WicketsMom

    I like the way Pennsylvania would prefer a person to use opioids. Lol…seriously??

    • Two Bears

      I saw an article stating that since MMJ was permitted in Arizona that opioid use in AZ had decreased by 25%. There would be more if medical insurance woukd cover the cost of MMJ

      • Joshua Jason Molloy

        I’m shure opioid use has gone down some in Az. but not by that much, more like 8-10%. The reason I think this is because Az. is considered to be the recovery capital of America. Most who want to clean up come on their own then move on. Unfortunately far more people in recovery didn’t want to go clean and are here due to family intervention or the court offered jail time or recovery time. Everyone knows that someone has to want to quit something for it to happen not be forced. Many of those from out of state who relapse never leave. It would be great if I was wrong but I work in downtown Prescott Az. Prescott is a town of about 43,000 and there is a recovery place about every 1 1/2 miles with some just blocks from each other. When I lived in town I was asked if I knew where to get black at least once a week.

  • retired medic

    Iowa has representatives that have come straight out and told people, if you need it move to a state that allows it!! Thats why i pray that Chuck Grassley is voted out this election and we can get rid of Branstad the next one!!

  • SleepyStardust

    Arkansas should be on the list too now – http://katv.com/news/local/issue-6

    • honestabe

      Governor Asa is going to lead the doctor majority to not write recommendations as a way to prevent us who need medical marijuana to not be able to obtain card.

  • Catfish

    We need an update! 🙂

  • Jeff Burk

    Where’s ohio

    • tjt1012

      I don’t think they have specified their conditions yet. They are still working it out.

  • honestabe

    THIS IS OUTDATED SHIT. WHY NOT UPDATE??

  • Grabasnickers420

    Is PA the only one to qualify Autism?

  • Deborah

    ..I think it’s unreal the broad spectrum of conditions that SHOULD be treated over the ENTIRE United States since our Government holds the patent on Marijuana and prior to the patent conducted a very comprehensive and successful eye opening research study on the many possible medical usages for Marijuana. Why isn’t this being talked about? I know our Government seems not to trust the studies from especially Israel or Holland, however our OWN COUNTRY did this study. Why are all the states reinventing the wheel? Why aren’t we using this study as a national medical legalization and states decide if it’s recreational? What’s wrong with this picture? And what can we do?

  • Alexandra

    When will ADHD and Autism be more regulated and helped by Medical Marijuana? If anyone has any articles with any information i would greatly appreciate a point in that direction.

  • Argus Webster

    Ohio has one of THE WORST programs in the country (way to go Ohio). It covers almost no one.
    It is bloody awful, and we are utterly backward in this state and should be ashamed of showing everyone in the nation our ignorance.
    NOT A SINGLE PERSON IN THIS STATE HAS THE MOST BASIC CONTROL OVER THEIR OWN MIND OR BODY.
    THE ONLY SOLUTION IS FREE UNFETTERED LEGALIZATION. NOW !!!

    • Two Bears

      It is bad all over the South i’ll give you that.

      The person that made me the angriest was Chris Christie (Governor of New Jersey).

      In a press conference categorically stated “Marijuana Concentrates WILL NOT BE PERMITTED!”

      I got help from Crohns flares and could go 2-3 weeks between flares.

      However after i started using concentrates it locked Crohns in a closet and now i have only had three flares in the last 11 months.

      Besides there are some people who simply cannot smoke tge herb. And those people cant get medicine that will help them?

      • EricNYC

        Yes, this makes no sense to me. That would be the best way for many (most?) patients to take the treatment. Can you imagine someone with asthma getting prescribed marij. to smoke? It’s unbelievably stupid.

        • Two Bears

          I have Crohn’s and Asthma.

          I am not able to smoke the flower but I can vaporize concentrates and use my medicine as edibles

        • Two Bears

          I have Crohn’s and asthma.

          I can’t smoke the flower. I can vaporize concentrates.

          After dialing in the dose so I know how much I need to keep me healthy; I went back to tinctures added to coffee, hot tea, or even adding the drops of tincture to a cookie.

          I make super tinctures about 90 milligrams per milliliter. I can’t do that with flower but doing it with concentrates easy.

          1 gram shatter (880-920 mg. Add shatter to 10 ml dropper bottle. Fill bottle with 190 proof grain alcohol. Close tightly and shake well till shatter dissolves. Each drop of tincture is 4.2-4.6 mg cannabinoids.

          These tinctures has put my Crohn’s disease into remission almost 7.5 months!

        • shisoshin

          edibles.. friends mom has alzheimers, he makes chocolat/cannabis edibles for her..
          takes longer than smoking to reach brains endo-cannabinoid system via digestion,
          rather than directly thru blood to brain.. say 30mins or so..
          dont know how disorder specific it might be, but one cannabis product available now
          to make the point on variability/availability of alternatives, is a cannabis vaginal suppository
          [women only obviously] said to have beneficial effects for disorders of pelvic floor area
          including pmt related symptoms which can be fairly debilitating for some women..
          google edibles, continue from there..

  • Argus Webster

    IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH AND EVERY FREEDOM-LOVING AMERICAN TO FIGHT THE IGNORANT, THE CORRUPT
    -POLITICIANS, DEA, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND BIG PHARMA WHO ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY, WHO ACTIVELY PURPORT LIES, AND SUBVERT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. THEY MUST BE STOPPED FOR THE SAKE OF PEOPLE LIKE MY 90 VETERAN UNCLE WHO IS ADDICTED TO OPIOID PAINKILLERS BECAUSE OF THESE SCUMBAGS !!!!!!!

  • Billy Fisher

    I think that there needn’t to be any restrictions in using medical marijuana. It is know that it helps easing pain in cancer patients. Do we need any better proof than that? Even in this article – http://www.steadyhealth.com/articles/benefits-and-dangers-of-medical-marijuana-should-we-legalize-it?show_all=1 – we can see that medical marijuana has more benefits than side effects. All 50 states must consider this!

  • Robert Wayne

    Bailey, I really appreciate you compiling this resource! Three things you may consider adding:

    Arkansas
    1. Department of Health will begin accepting patient applications on June 1, however will not issue cards to patients until medicine is available.
    2. The Medical Marijuana Commission releases the applications for dispensary and cultivation licenses and begins accepting applications July 11.
    3. Dispensary licenses will be issued between November 28 and December 28. Hopefully the program will be up and running at the beginning of 2018.

    Massachusetts
    3. “Debilitating” is defined in the Regulations as “causing weakness, cachexia, wasting syndrome, intractable pain, or nausea, or impairing strength or ability, and progressing to such an extent that one or more of a patient’s major life activities is substantially limited.

  • Emilie

    Why is Florida not on this list?

  • Edward R. Arnold

    It’s not a secret that cannabis is an effective treatment for low libido/anhedonia in the majority of males and females. I think we know at least one reason why that condition is not listed: it would interfere with BigPharma profits.

  • Two Bears

    The author left out a few qualifying conditions

    In Arizona three QC that immediately leap to mind are

    Crohns
    PTSD
    Ulcerative Colitis

  • Christina Wright

    I live in Tennessee and have epilepsy a cop told me that I can go to a state where medical marijuana is legal and get my card and then I would be able to have marijuana here and they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. is this true it just doesn’t sound right

  • I came to this page from a link on an article about Puerto Rico regulations and PR isn’t even on the list!

  • Lamb

    As someone with crippling anxiety and manic depression and can’t even hold a job because of it, I’m pretty disappointed that not a single state thinks that’s a worthy enough excuse to use a natural herb that is perfect for those disorders.
    Not to mention it would also be an excellent remedy for people suffering from Eating Disorders like Anorexia, but sadly only a few states think that’s valid enough.

    • Nigel 7859

      I’m in the same boat. I have manic depression, PTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, and slight schizophrenia. Cannabis makes all of these things go away. And It’s still illegal cause of reefer madness. Thats just crazy. Like my parents want me to take 3 different pills that cost a LOT of money, when I can just hit a single toke and be good for hours!

      • Nicholas Wiewiora

        Same here, too. I have Chronic Major Depression, Anxiety (GAD/Social/Panic Disorder), and believe I have ADHD (I exhibit a lot of signs of it and when I tried a single ADHD med, I was great).

  • stevetrent williamson

    Extremely informative article. Really learned a lot from it. As a MMJ user, I would like to inform medical marijuana users of a very important notification. With only 2 months for cannabis to be legalized in California, this is high time for MMJ users to opt for a medical card. This would allow you to not only get tax savings up to 14% but also allow you to grow up to 100 sq. feet of marijuana plants.
    To get started, just search “Online Medical Card” on google and choose the platform according to their reviews and accreditation.

  • Edward R. Arnold

    Cannabis is an effective treatment for high blood pressure. However it appears there is no state that specifically lists high blood pressure as a qualifying condition. At least one state (California) comes close by stating: “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.”

  • Jeri Brace

    too bad Diverticulitis isn’t on any of the lists for state qualifying conditions. chron’s disease is & Irritable bowel syndrome is but my condition is also gastrointestinal and very painful. I think Tinctures would do me wonders.

  • shisoshin

    today we understand human endo-cannabinoid system, a therapeutic management system in our brains which uses body created CBD’s

    [cannabidiols] together with,, CBD’s of cannabis.. ie, cannabis CBD’s function just as our own bodies CBD’s as part of this god given human brain system.. responsible for – many things – but including pain, cancer cell apoptosis [etc], seizures [that was me] and so on..

    emergency dept heart attack victims have better outcomes if they are cannabis smokers…

    ie, aside from seizures and so on, it is beneficial to have CBD’s in our systems, including extra CBD’s of natural cannabis…

    https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/cannabidiol#section=NLM-Curated-PubMed-Citations

  • Nicole Henry

    What’s going on with Virginia? D.C and MD already figured it out