Medicinal Marijuana Conditions: Do I Qualify?

Are you looking for medical marijuana treatment but aren't sure if it's right for your condition? If so, this blog post is for you.

We'll discuss the various medicinal marijuana conditions that qualify in each state. With this information, you can find relief from your symptoms in no time!

Medical Conditions that Qualify for Medical Marijuana Treatment

Who qualifies for medical marijuana? For starters, you'll need to have one of the medicinal marijuana qualifications to get a recommendation.

You're not alone in wondering, "Do I qualify for medical marijuana?" In fact, the criteria for medical marijuana is one of the most commonly researched topics on the internet!

So, who qualifies for medical cannabis? You'll need to have one or more of the medicinal marijuana conditions, as outlined in your state.

Here's a list of the medical marijuana qualifications in each state:

Medicinal Marijuana Conditions by State

Alabama

Alabama's list of medical marijuana conditions isn't extensive. Only those who have debilitating epilepsy may be recommended for treatment.

Alaska

Alaska permits medical and recreational weed. Here are the medicinal marijuana conditions:

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic pain

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Multiple sclerosis

Nausea

Seizures

Arizona

Arizona's medicinal marijuana requirements allow it for the following conditions:

Alzheimer’s disease

ALS

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Nausea

Persistent muscle spasms

PTSD

Seizures

Arkansas

Arkansas patients must have at least one of the following medicinal marijuana qualifications:

ALS

Alzheimer’s disease

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic or debilitating disease

Crohn’s disease

Fibromyalgia

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Intractable pain

Multiple sclerosis

Peripheral neuropathy

PTSD

Seizures

Severe arthritis

Severe nausea

Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Tourette’s syndrome

Ulcerative colitis

Any medical condition or its treatment the Department of Health approves

California

California's medicinal marijuana conditions treated include:

Anorexia

Arthritis

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic Pain

HIV or AIDS

Glaucoma

Migraine

Persistent Muscle Spasms

Severe Nausea

Seizures

Any debilitating illness that medical marijuana was “deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician.”

Colorado

Colorado's program includes these criteria for medical marijuana:

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic pain

Chronic nervous system disorders

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Nausea

Persistent Muscle Spasms

Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD)

Seizures

Connecticut

What medical conditions qualify for medical weed in Connecticut? This list includes:

ALS

Cachexia

Cancer

Cerebral Palsy

Complex regional pain syndrome

Crohn’s disease

Cystic Fibrosis

Epileps

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Intractable spasticity

Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease

Post-surgical back pain with a condition called chronic radiculopathy

Post Laminectomy syndrome

PTSD

Severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Sickle cell disease

Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care

Ulcerative colitis

Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

Other medical conditions the Department of Consumer Protection approves

Delaware

Do I qualify for medical marijuana in Delaware? Only if you have one of the following conditions:

Alzheimer’s disease

ALS

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic pain

HIV or AIDS

Intractable epilepsy

Nausea

PTSD

Seizures

Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Florida

The criteria for medical marijuana in Florida include:

ALS

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

Chronic nonmalignant pain

Epilepsy

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDs

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis

Muscle spasms

Parkinson’s disease

PTSD

Seizures

Terminal illness

Other comparable debilitating medical conditions

Georgia

Who qualifies for medical marijuana in Georgia? If you have any of these conditions, you may meet the state's medicinal marijuana requirements:

AIDS

Alzheimer’s disease

ALS

Autism

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

Hospice care patients

Mitochondrial disease

Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Severe or end-stage Peripheral neuropathy

Seizure disorder

Sickle cell disease

Tourette’s syndrome

Hawaii

Medicinal marijuana qualifications in Hawaii include:

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Lupus

Multiple sclerosis

Nausea

Persistent muscle spasms

PTSD

Rheumatoid arthritis

Seizures

Illinois

Illinois medicinal marijuana conditions include:

Alzheimer’s disease

ALS

Arnold Chiari malformation

Cachexia/wasting syndrome

Cancer

Causalgia

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Complex regional pain syndrome type 2

Crohn’s Disease

Dystonia

Fibromyalgia

Fibrous dysplasia

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Hydrocephalus

Hydromyelia

Interstitial Cystitis

Lupus

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Myasthenia Gravis

Myoclonus

Nail-patella syndrome

Neurofibromatosis

Parkinson’s disease

PTSD

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sjogren’s syndrome

Spinal cord disease

Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)

Syringomyelia

Tarlov cysts

Tourette’s syndrome

Traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome

Indiana

Indiana patient medicinal marijuana qualifications are limited to:

Severe epilepsy that resists other treatments

Dravet syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

Iowa

Patients in Iowa can use CBD extracts to treat:

ALS

Cancer

Cancer-related chronic pain, nausea, or cachexia

Crohn’s disease

HIV or AIDS

Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Intractable epilepsy

Terminal illness

Untreatable pain

Kentucky

Not many people have the medicinal marijuana qualifications to get an MMJ card in Kentucky. Intractable epilepsy is the only medical marijuana condition for this state.

Louisiana

Louisiana offers non-smokable cannabis options for patients who have:

Cachexia

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy

HIV or AIDS

Muscular dystrophy

Multiple sclerosis

Seizure disorders/spasticity

Maine

Maine patients must have one of the following medical marijuana conditions to apply for a card:

Alzheimer’s disease

ALS

Cachexia or wasting syndrome

Cancer

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Huntington’s disease

IBF

Multiple Sclerosis

Nausea

Nail-patella syndrome

Parkinson’s disease

PTSD

Maryland

In Maryland, the criteria for medical marijuana include:

Cachexia

Anorexia

Chronic Pain

Nausea

Seizures

Severe or persistent muscle spasms

Massachusetts

Massachusetts offers treatment options to patients with the following medical marijuana conditions:

ALS

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Hepatitis C

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Other conditions a qualifying patient’s physician recommends

Michigan

Do I qualify for medical marijuana in the Great Lake State? Only if you have:

Alzheimer’s disease

ALS

Cachexia or wasting syndrome

Cancer

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Hepatitis C

Nail-patella

Nausea

PTSD

Seizures

Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Minnesota

Minnesota patients can only use non-smokable forms of cannabis. Here are the medical marijuana qualifications:

ALS

Cancer/cachexia

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

HIV or ADS

Intractable pain

PTSD

Seizures

Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Terminal illness

Tourette’s Syndrome

Mississippi

Mississippi only allows CBD oil for MMJ patients with intractable epilepsy.

Missouri

Missouri also limits intractable epilepsy patients to CBD oil.

Montana

Montana's medical marijuana program includes the following conditions:

Cachexia or wasting syndrome

Cancer

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Nausea

Seizures

Severe or persistent muscle spasms

Nevada

Nevada has legalized recreational weed. But as a patient, you'll need one of these medicinal marijuana conditions:

AIDS

Cachexia

Cancer

Glaucoma

PTSD

Persistent seizures or muscle spasms

Severe pain or nausea

Other conditions could get approved

New Hampshire

What medical conditions qualify for medical weed in New Hampshire? Here's the list:

ALS

Alzheimer’s disease

Cachexia

Cancer

Chemotherapy-induced anorexia

Chronic pain

Chronic pancreatitis

Crohn’s disease

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Elevated intraocular pressure

Epilepsy

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Lupus

Moderate to severe vomiting

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

Nausea

Parkinson’s disease

Persistent muscle spasms

PTSD

Seizures

Severe pain that's not responding to prescription medication

Spinal cord injury or disease

Traumatic brain injury

Wasting syndrome

New Jersey

New Jersey allows medical cannabis to treat:

ALS

Cancer, including all associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS, including all associated chronic pain and/or severe nausea)

IBF

Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy

PTSD

Seizure and/or spasticity disorders

Terminal illnesses that a doctor has deemed chronic

New Mexico

New Mexico's medicinal marijuana requirements allow patients to get cannabis for these conditions:

ALS

Anorexia/cachexia

Arthritis

Cancer

Cervical dystonia

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Hospice patients

Huntington’s disease

Intractable nausea/vomiting

Multiple sclerosis

Painful peripheral neuropathy

Parkinson’s disease

PTSD

Spinal cord damage

New York

New York recently legalized adult-use cannabis. But the following medical marijuana conditions are still applicable:

ALS

Cancer

Chronic pain

Epilepsy

HIV or AIDS

Huntington’s Disease

IBF

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathies

Spinal cord damage

North Carolina

North Carolina’s limited laws allow patients with intractable epilepsy to receive CBD oil treatment.

North Dakota

North Dakota legalized cannabis treatment for the following medicinal marijuana conditions:

Agitation from Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia

ALS

Cachexia or Wasting syndrome

Cancer

Chronic or debilitating disease

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy

Fibromyalgia

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Intractable nausea

Multiple sclerosis

PTSD

Seizures

Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Severe debilitating pain

Spinal stenosis

Ohio

Ohio has the following qualifying medical conditions for marijuana:

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Alzheimer’s disease

ALS

Cancer

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy or other seizure disorders

Fibromyalgia

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

IBF

Multiple Sclerosis

Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable

Parkinson’s disease

HIV

PTSD

Sickle cell anemia

Spinal cord disease or injury

Tourette’s syndrome

Traumatic brain injury

Ulcerative colitis

Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program only allows patients with pediatric epilepsy to use CBD oil.

Oregon

Oregon has legal recreational cannabis. Patients with the following medical marijuana conditions qualify:

Alzheimer’s disease

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic pain

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Nausea

Persistent muscle spasms

PTSD

Seizures

Other conditions subject to approval

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has medical cannabis for these conditions:

ALS

Autism

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Huntington’s disease

IBF

Intractable seizures

Intractable spasticity

Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathies

Parkinson’s disease

PTSD

Sickle cell anemia

Severe chronic or intractable pain

Terminal illness in those with less than a year left

Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s medical marijuana conditions include:

Alzheimer’s Disease

Cachexia

Cancer

Chronic pain

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Nausea

Persistent muscle spasms

PTSD

Seizures

Other conditions subject to approval

South Carolina

South Carolina has a CBD-only medical marijuana program with limited treatment for Dravet Syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, and refractory epilepsy.

Tennessee

Tennessee only allows CBD oil for intractable seizures.

Texas

Texas lets patients use CBD for intractable epilepsy.

Utah

Utah is another state that offers CBD for intractable epilepsy.

Vermont

Vermont's qualifying medical conditions for marijuana treatment include:

Patients receiving hospice care

Cachexia or wasting syndrome

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

HIV or AIDS

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

PTSD

Seizures

Severe or chronic pain

Severe nausea

Virginia

Virginia patients that have intractable epilepsy can obtain a controlled form of CBD.

Washington

Washington's list of medical marijuana qualifications includes:

Cachexia

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

HIV or AIDS

Intractable pain

Persistent muscle spasms and/or spasticity

Nausea

PTSD

Seizures

Traumatic brain injury

Terminal or debilitating conditions

West Virginia

Qualifying criteria for medical marijuana in West Virginia include:

ALS

Cancer

Crohn’s disease

HIV or AIDS

Epilepsy

Huntington’s disease

Intractable seizures

Multiple sclerosis

Neuropathies

Parkinson’s disease

PTSD

Severe chronic or intractable pain

Spinal cord damage

Sickle cell anemia

Terminal illness

Wisconsin

Wisconsin's CBD-only medical marijuana program allows it for medical conditions when a patient obtains a doctor's recommendation.

Wyoming

Wyoming’s CBD-only medical law lets patients with intractable epilepsy seek treatment.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. offers medical marijuana for any condition that a doctor deems debilitating. The doctor must give a recommendation for cannabis treatment, as well.

How to get a prescription for medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is still illegal federally. With this being the case, you cannot get a marijuana prescription. Instead, you'll need a recommendation from a doctor to get your MMJ card.

A marijuana recommendation shows how patients will benefit from using marijuana as part of their treatment. So if you believe you could benefit from medicinal cannabis, you'll need to visit a doctor to get your recommendation.

Need a recommendation to receive your medical cannabis card? We'll lead the way!

Our doctors will give you a consultation and review your medical information. After analyzing your qualifying condition, we’ll issue your medical cannabis certification. Once you have your certificate in hand, we’ll guide you through the state registration process.

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