List of Accepted Medical Marijuana Conditions by State

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Need a quick reference detailing medical marijuana conditions by state? Look no further than this handy guide. We will cover each state with legal marijuana by the current accepted medical conditions and debilitating illness of US medical marijuana programs. In addition, find out if certain forms of dispensaries or cannabis products are allowed by each program.

Accepted Medical Marijuana Conditions by State

Alaska Hawaii Minnesota Oklahoma
Arizona Illinois Montana Oregon
Arkansas Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania
California Maine New Jersey Rhode Island
Colorado Maryland New Mexico Texas
Connecticut Massachusetts New York Vermont
Delaware Michigan North Dakota Washington
Florida Missouri Ohio West Virginia

 

Alaska Medical Marijuana Conditions

Alaska first passed medical marijuana laws in 1998, following a number of states along the west coast. Patients may currently use marijuana products in all forms, including concentrated extracts, edibles, transdermal patches, and more. Under the program, the following conditions are accepted for medical marijuana:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Medical marijuana may also be utilized in the treatment of any of these conditions:

  • Cachexia
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including those that are characteristic of epilepsy
  • Persistent muscle spasms, including those that are characteristic or multiple sclerosis

 

Arizona Medical Marijuana Conditions

Arizona voters passed medical marijuana legislation in 2010, creating a legal framework for legal cannabis dispensaries to open and for patients to register and purchase products or grow marijuana at home. Currently, qualifying patients can apply to get a medical marijuana card from licensed cannabis doctors in Arizona.

The regulations supporting the program do not exclude any form of cannabis product. The following medical conditions have been approved for the Arizona medical marijuana program:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Additionally, any chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe and chronic pain
  • Severe nausea;
  • Seizures, including those typical of epilepsy;
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those seen in multiple sclerosis

 

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Conditions

Arkansas passed medical marijuana laws in 2016. At the time of writing, many of the specifics of the program have yet to be fully defined by regulation. However, we have been informed individuals with one or more of the following conditions will be able to access medical cannabis once dispensary locations begin to open.

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV/ AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Intractable pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than six (6) months
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including those characteristics of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms including without limitation those characteristics of multiple sclerosis
  • Any other medical condition or its treatment approved by the Department of Health

 

California Medical Marijuana Conditions

California was the first state to pass MMJ, making its place on our list of medical marijuana conditions by the state guaranteed. Patients may use cannabis products of their choosing, including topicals, tinctures, resins, and waxes. In order to become a medical marijuana patient in California an individual must be diagnosed with one or more of the following:

    • Cancer
    • Anorexia
    • AIDS
    • Chronic pain
    • Spasticity
    • Glaucoma
    • Arthritis
    • Migraines
    • AND any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.

     

    Colorado Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Colorado was the first state to fully exercise marijuana legalization for adults 21+. The state's medical marijuana program began in 2001 and does not currently ban any form of cannabis product. Under the program rules, the following conditions are accepted by Colorado:

    • Cachexia
    • Cancer
    • Chronic pain
    • Chronic nervous system disorders
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV or AIDS
    • Nausea
    • Persistent Muscle Spasms
    • Seizures
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

     

    Connecticut Medical Marijuana Conditions

    In May 2012, Connecticut passed medical marijuana laws. Under the regulations of the program, all forms of cannabis product are allowed. Currently, the Connecticut medical marijuana program accepts the following illness or condition:

    For Adults, Debilitating Medical Conditions Include:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    • 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
    • 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

    For Patients Under 18, Debilitating Medical Conditions Include:

    • 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

     

    Delaware Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Approved in 2011, Delaware has been helping medical patients find a suitable treatment with cannabis. Patients may use cannabis in any form. Medical marijuana conditions in this state include:

    • Terminal illness
    • Cancer
    • Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV Positive)
    • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
    • Decompensated cirrhosis
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS / Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Intractable epilepsy
    • Autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior

    A medical marijuana patient with a chronic or debilitating disease or 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 measure for more than three months, or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.
    • Intractable nausea
    • Seizures
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis

    Pediatric medical marijuana patients:

    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 or wasting syndrome
      • Intractable nausea
      • Severe, painful and persistent muscle spasms

     

    Florida Medical Marijuana Conditions

    In 2014, Florida kicked off their medical marijuana program. At the time, it was a high-CBD only program for most patients. In 2016, voters decided to expand the program. Florida currently prevents registered medical marijuana patients from smoking their medicine. Under the most recent law, the following conditions are accepted:

    • Cancer
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV
    • AIDS
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Crohn's disease
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

    Florida also allows the following:

    • Medical conditions relating to those above
    • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician medical marijuana certification
    • Chronic non-malignant pain resulting from a qualifying medical condition persisting beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition and that originates from a qualifying medical condition

     

    Hawaii Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Hawaii passed their medical marijuana program in 2000, taking years to develop a system of dispensaries across the Pacific archipelago. The program has changed several times throughout the years. In order to qualify for medical marijuana in this state, you must have one or more of the following medical conditions:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Lupus
    • Epilepsy
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • HIV/ AIDS
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder

    In addition, any chronic or debilitating disease or its treatment that produces one or more of the following may be included:

    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease.

     

    Illinois Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Illinois passed medical marijuana laws back in 2013, having since then expanded the program to include tens of thousands of patients. No strict guidelines have been produced on which forms of cannabis are allowed to be sold and purchased. Under the regulations of the program, medical marijuana conditions in this state include:

    • Agitation of Alzheimer's disease
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Arnold-Chiari malformation
    • 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 characteristics of Epilepsy)
    • Severe fibromyalgia
    • Sjogren's syndrome
    • Spinal cord disease (including but not limited to arachnoiditis)
    • Spinal cord injury is damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
    • Spinocerebellar ataxia
    • Syringomyelia
    • Tarlov cysts
    • Tourette syndrome
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome

     

    Louisiana Medical Marijuana Conditions

    With the passage of Act 261 in 2015, Louisiana made cannabis legal for medical purposes. Of course, the program faces heavy restrictions. Not all the details are available at this time. We do know, however, which conditions are accepted in their medical marijuana program. These include:

    • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Epilepsy
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Muscular dystrophy,
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Seizure disorders/spasticity

     

    Maine Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Passing in 1999, Maine has long held that medical cannabis may help individuals who otherwise have needs unmet by traditional treatments or medicines. The medical marijuana conditions in this state include:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
    • acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    • hepatitis C
    • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • agitation of Alzheimer's disease
    • nail-patella syndrome
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • inflammatory bowel disease
    • dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders and other diseases causing severe and persistent muscle spasms.

    Additionally, medical marijuana may also be appropriate in the treatment of a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces intractable pain, defined as pain that has yet to respond to ordinary medical or surgical measures for more than 6 months OR A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including and not limited to those characteristics of epilepsy

    Any other medical condition or its treatment, seen as potentially helped by cannabis may be approved by the recommending physician.

    Maryland Medical Marijuana Conditions

    In-state residents: Any Maryland resident whose provider approves medical cannabis as a treatment option for a qualifying medical condition is eligible to register with the MMCC as a patient.

    • Any condition that is severe, for which other medical treatments have been ineffective, and if the symptoms "reasonably can be expected to be relieved" by the medical use of Cannabis.
    • a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes severe loss of appetite
    • Wasting
    • severe or chronic pain
    • severe nausea
    • seizures or severe or persistent muscle spasms
    • Glaucoma
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Out of State patients: Any non-Maryland resident currently living in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical treatment is eligible to register as a patient, as well. During registration, non-Maryland patients will be required to provide the address of and a contact name for the Maryland medical facility where the patient is receiving treatment.

    • Cachexia
    • Anorexia
    • wasting syndrome
    • chronic or severe pain
    • severe nausea
    • Seizures
    • severe or persistent muscle spasms
    • Glaucoma
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder

     

    Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Massachusetts passed laws legalizing medical marijuana in 2012, four years before the state would vote on recreational cannabis. In Massachusetts, medical marijuana laws define approved debilitating medical conditions as:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
    • Hepatitis C
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Crohn's disease
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Multiple sclerosis (when such diseases are debilitating)
    • Other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient's certifying healthcare provider.

    "Debilitating" is defined by Massachusetts marijuana regulations as:

    • Causing weakness
    • Cachexia
    • Wasting syndrome
    • Intractable pain
    • Nausea capable of impairing ability and progressing to such an extent major life activities become substantially limited

     

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Michigan began their medical marijuana program in 2008. Today, the program covers hundreds of thousands of individuals and their caregivers. At the time of writing, all forms of cannabis products are accepted. Medical conditions approved to qualify include:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
    • Hepatitis C
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
    • Nail-patella

    In addition, any chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces 1 or more of the following:

    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe and chronic pain
    • Severe nausea;
    • Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristics of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristics of multiple sclerosis.

     

    Minnesota Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Voted into law in 2014, Minnesota, unlike other state-based cannabis programs, has developed a medical marijuana treatment process which does not allow the smoking of cannabis. Medical marijuana products in Minnesota must be in liquid (such as oil), in a pill, or in a vaporizer. Medical marijuana conditions in this state include:

    • Severe vomiting
    • Cancer that is associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea
    • Cachexia or severe wasting
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Tourette Syndrome
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Seizures, including those characteristics of Epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristics of Multiple Sclerosis
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), including Crohn's disease
    • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
    • Intractable pain
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Conditionally effective – patients can enroll July 1, 2018 and pick up medication August 1, 2018:

    • Autism
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

     

    Montana Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Montana began their tenure with medical marijuana in the early 2000s, creating a network of patients and physicians across the state. While each geolocation we've discussed thus far has seen overlap in many of the diseases that are accepted, listing medical marijuana conditions by state has its redundancies. Take a look at the conditions currently accepted by Montana:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Positive status for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) when the condition or disease results in symptoms seriously and adversely affecting the one's health status
    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe chronic pain interfering with daily activities as documented by the treating physician
    • Intractable nausea or vomiting
    • Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Painful peripheral neuropathy
    • Chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms resulting from a central nervous system disorder
    • Hospice care
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition approved by the legislature.

     

    Nevada Medical Marijuana Conditions

    The first destination on our list of medical marijuana conditions by state is Nevada. Nevada made medical marijuana legal in 1998. All forms of cannabis product ate accepted in Nevada, so smoke, eat, dab, and apply your way to an elevated health.

    Current laws for medical marijuana in Nevada specify the following illnesses and conditions as acceptable reasons for cannabis treatment:

     

    New Jersey Medical Marijuana Conditions

    New Jersey made medical marijuana legal in 2010. No forms of cannabis product are banned, though the program has limited how much an individual patient may possess. The following medical marijuana conditions in this state are accepted:

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Terminal cancer
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease
    • Terminal illness, given 12 months or less

    If intolerant to conventional therapy, these conditions apply:

    • Seizure disorders (including epilepsy)
    • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
    • Glaucoma
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    If severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, cachexia or wasting syndrome results from the condition or treatment thereof:

    • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    • Cancer

     

    New Mexico Medical Marijuana Conditions

    New Mexico made medical marijuana legal in 2007. Under current law, registered patients may grow at home. All forms of cannabis product from flower to lubricant are accepted. In order to become registered for the program, a recommending physician must diagnose one of the following medical conditions:

    • Cancer
    • Glaucoma
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Epilepsy
    • Spinal cord damage with treatment-resistant spasticity
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Painful peripheral neuropathy
    • Intractable nausea/ vomiting
    • Severe anorexia or cachexia
    • Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Severe Chronic Pain
    • Hospice Care
    • Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
    • Cervical dystonia
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Huntington's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis

     

    New York Medical Marijuana Conditions

    New York began offering a medical marijuana program in 2014. Patients are permitted to consume edible products such as capsules or infused oils, yet smoking marijuana remains off limits. Only patients with one of the following severe, debilitating or life-threatening conditions may qualify for the Medical Marijuana Program:

    • Cancer
    • positive status for HIV or AIDS
    • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • multiple sclerosis
    • damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
    • Epilepsy
    • inflammatory bowel disease
    • Neuropathy
    • chronic pain as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi)
    • post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Huntington’s disease.

    Patients must also have one of the following associated or complicating conditions:

    • cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • severe or chronic pain
    • severe nausea
    • Seizures
    • severe or persistent muscle spasms

    North Dakota Medical Marijuana Conditions

    North Dakota voted in 2016 on medical marijuana, becoming the first Dakota to offer a medical marijuana program. Below are the acceptable medical conditions for the program:

    • Cancer
    • Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
    • Decompensated cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Agitation of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia
    • Crohn's disease
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Spinal stenosis or chronic back pain, including damage to
      the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with a neurological indication
      of spasticity
    • Glaucoma
    • Epilepsy
    • A terminal illness

    Additionally, any chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or treatment for such
    disease or medical condition 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 and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristics of multiple sclerosis

     

    Ohio Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Ohio started its medical marijuana program in 2016. While patients may purchase fresh flower, smoking is not an allowable method to get medicine in the state. Most products, therefore, will be found in oils, tinctures, edibles, patches, and raw plant form. Here are the medical marijuana conditions of this state:

    • AIDS
    • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • Cancer
    • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
    • Crohn's disease
    • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Glaucoma
    • Hepatitis C
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Chronic or intractable pain
    • Parkinson's disease
    • Positive status for HIV
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Spinal cord disease or injury
    • Tourette's syndrome
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Ulcerative colitis

     

    Oregon Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Oregon has been treating those with certain diseases and illness with cannabis since 1998. Cannabis sales in medical dispensaries was legalized in 2010, which made it easier for patients to receive medicine instead of having to grow their own. These conditions include:

    • HIV or AIDS
    • Chronic pain
    • Seizures
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Glaucoma
    • Cachexia
    • Cancer
    • Nausea
    • Persistent muscle spasms
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder

     

    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Pennsylvania made medical marijuana legal in 2016. While the program does include a ban on smoking, registered users may still access oils, concentrates, and other forms of cannabis product. In Pennsylvania, medical marijuana patients must suffer from one or more of the following medical conditions:

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    • Autism
    • Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
    • Epilepsy
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
    • (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
    • Huntington's Disease
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • 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

     

    Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Rhode Island made cannabis legal for medical purposes in 2006. Under the current program regulations, medical marijuana may only be provided to individuals with one or more of the following medical conditions:

    • Cancer or the treatment of this condition
    • Glaucoma or the treatment of this condition
    • Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or the treatment of this condition
    • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or the treatment of this condition
    • Hepatitis C or the treatment of this condition

    In Rhode Island, an individual experiencing a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following may also use medical marijuana legally:

    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
    • Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
    • Severe nausea
    • Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristics of epilepsy
    • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristics of multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease
    • Agitation related to Alzheimer’s Disease

     

    Texas Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Signed into law in June 2015, the Texas Compassionate Use Act created a legal pathway for individuals to receive cannabis treatment. Unfortunately, only one medical condition has been approved: intractable epilepsy.

    Vermont Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Starting in 2004, Vermont passed legislation making marijuana a treatment under certain medical conditions. These include:

      • Cancer
      • Multiple sclerosis
      • HIV/ AIDS
      • Crohn’s disease
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Glaucoma, only if the disease or the treatment results in severe, persistent, and intractable symptoms
    • PTSD (requires the Mental Health Care Provider Form)

    Any disease, medical condition, or its treatment that is chronic, debilitating, and produces one or more of the following intractable symptoms may also be included in the program:

    • Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
    • Chronic pain;
    • Severe nausea; or
    • Seizures

    Washington Medical Marijuana Conditions

    Washington has both medical and recreational marijuana laws. The medical marijuana program in the state dates back to 1998. Under the program, patients may use cannabis in any form; however, they must first be diagnosed by a recommending physician with one or more of the following conditions:

    • Cancer
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
    • Spasticity disorders
    • Chronic renal failure
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Intractable pain, meaning pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications
    • Glaucoma, either acute or chronic
    • Crohn’s disease with debilitating symptoms unrelieved by standard treatments or medications
    • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain unrelieved by standard treatments or medications

    Additionally, treatment-resistant diseases such as anorexia are accepted if they cause or result in:

    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Wasting
    • Appetite loss
    • Cramping
    • Seizures
    • Muscle spasms
    • Spasticity

    Washington DC Medical Marijuana Conditions

    In Washington D.C., the program does not have strict guidelines on which medical conditions may be accepted. A person need only to have an illness or condition wherein a doctor believes they may experience relief from cannabis use.

    West Virginia Medical Marijuana Conditions

    West Virginia passed medical marijuana laws in 2017. Smoking is not allowed under the program. Patients will be able to find cannabis in pills, oils, gels, creams, ointments, by vaporization. Approved medical marijuana conditions in this state include:

    • Cancer
    • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency
      Syndrome
    • 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 or intractable pain with a neuropathic origin
    • Severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated
    • A terminal illness that is defined as a medical prognosis of life expectancy of
      approximately one year or less if the illness runs its normal course.

    Happy Medicating!

    I hope this list of medical marijuana conditions by state was both informative and fun. Enjoy your day!