What Conditions Qualify for A Medical Marijuana Card?

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Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form.

Four states have legalized marijuana use without a prescription or for recreational use.

“I am more convinced than ever that it is irresponsible to not provide the best care we can, care that often may involve marijuana,” Gupta wrote. “I am not backing down on medical marijuana; I am doubling down.” -Dr.Sanjay Gupta.

From Glaucoma to Epilepsy, to severe pain, there is more and more research showing that cannabis has many potential medical uses and health benefits.

Each state has different qualifying medical symptoms and conditions and physician requirements in order to become a legal medical marijuana patient. In most states, you’ll need to visit a doctor and apply to get your medical marijuana card.

Remember, these are only guidelines and they often change. You’ll still need to see a doctor and follow the local laws.

Alaska’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Pain
  •       Nausea
  •       Seizures
  •       Muscle spasms
  •       Multiple Sclerosis

Learn more about Alaska’s medical marijuana registry.

Alaska also offers a recreational marijuana industry where a prescription is not needed for many purchases.

Arizona’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Pain
  •       Nausea
  •       Seizures
  •       Muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       PTSD

Learn more about Arizona’s state legislature concerning medical marijuana

California’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Anorexia
  •       AIDS
  •       Chronic pain
  •       Spasticity
  •       Glaucoma
  •       Arthritis
  •       Migraines

Learn more about California’s Proposition 215

Colorado’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Persistent muscle spasms
  •       Seizures
  •       Severe nausea
  •       Severe pain

Learn more about Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Registry

Colorado also offers a recreational marijuana industry where a prescription is not needed for many purchases.

Connecticut’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Parkinson’s disease
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  •       Epilepsy
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Wasting syndrome
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Learn more about Connecticut’s medical marijuana qualification requirements

Delaware’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Hepatitis C
  •       Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  •       Alzheimer’s
  •       Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Intractable nausea
  •       Seizures
  •       Muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis

Learn more about Delaware’s medical marijuana program.

District of Columbia’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       Muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       decompensated cirrhosis
  •       Alzheimer’s Disease
  •       Seizure disorders

Learn more about Washington D.C.’s medical marijuana program

Hawaii’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Pain
  •       Nausea
  •       Seizures
  •       Muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis

Learn more about Hawaii Senate Bill 862 that provides for medical marijuana

Illinois’ qualifying conditions include:

  •       Neurofibromatosis
  •       Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  •       Sjogren’s syndrome
  •       Lupus
  •       Interstitial cystitis
  •       Myasthenia gravis
  •       Hydrocephalus
  •       Nail-patella syndrome
  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Hepatitis C
  •       Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Alzheimer’s
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Muscular dystrophy
  •       Fibromyalgia
  •       Spinal cord disease and injury
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Arnold-Chiari malformation & syringomyelia
  •       Ataxia
  •       Parkinson’s disease
  •       Tourettes
  •       Myoclonus
  •       Dystonia
  •       Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  •       Cardiopulmonary respiratory syndrome
  •       Causalgia
  •       Epilepsy

Learn more about Illinois House Bill 0030 and medical marijuana

Maine’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Chronic pain (which has not responded to conventional therapy for more than six months)
  •       Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  •       Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  •       Alzheimer’s disease
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Cancer
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Glaucoma
  •       Hepatitis C (active form)
  •       HIV
  •       Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  •       Seizure disorders
  •       Severe muscle spasms (including multiple sclerosis and other diseases causing severe and persistent muscle spasms)
  •       Severe nausea

Learn more about Maine’s medical marijuana program

Maryland’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Severe, debilitating, or chronic pain
  •       Severe nausea
  •       Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
  •       Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Alzheimer’s disease
  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Hepatitis C

Learn more about Maryland’s medical marijuana program through Senate Bill 757

Massachusetts’ qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       AIDS
  •       Hepatitis C
  •       Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Parkinson’s disease
  •       Multiple sclerosis

Learn more about Massachusetts medical marijuana program

Michigan’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Hepatitis C
  •       Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  •       Alzheimer’s
  •       Nail-patella syndrome
  •       Cachexia (wasting disease)
  •       Severe and chronic pain
  •       Severe nausea
  •       Seizures
  •       Epilepsy
  •       Muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis

Learn more about Michigan’s medical marihuana program

Montana’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       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

Learn more about Montana’s medical marijuana guidelines

Nevada’s qualifying conditions include:

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

Learn more about Nevada’s medical marijuana program

New Hampshire’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       A chronic or terminal disease
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Severe pain
  •       Severe nausea/vomiting
  •       Seizures
  •       Severe, persistent muscle spasms

Learn more about New Hampshire’s medical marijuana access through House Bill 573

New Jersey’s qualifying conditions include:

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

Learn about New Jersey’s medicinal marijuana program

New Mexico’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Severe chronic pain
  •       Painful peripheral neuropathy
  •       Intractable nausea/vomiting
  •       Severe anorexia
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Hepatitis C infection currently receiving antiviral treatment
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  •       Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with intractable spasticity
  •       Epilepsy
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Inflammatory autoimmune-mediated arthritis
  •       Hospice patients

Learn about New Mexico’s medical cannabis program

Oregon’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       Alzheimer’s
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Severe pain
  •       Severe nausea
  •       Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
  •       Persistent muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis

Learn about Oregon’s medical marijuana act

Oregon also offers a recreational marijuana industry where a prescription is not needed for many purchases.

Rhode Island’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       Glaucoma
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Hepatitis C
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Chronic pain
  •       Severe nausea
  •       Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy
  •       Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Agitation from Alzheimer’s

Learn about Rhode Island’s medical marijuana program

Vermont’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Cancer
  •       AIDS/HIV
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  •       Severe pain
  •       Nausea
  •       Seizures

Learn about Vermont’s marijuana patient registry

Washington’s qualifying conditions include:

  •       Qualifying conditions include:
  •       Cancer
  •       HIV/AIDS
  •       Multiple sclerosis
  •       Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  •       Spasticity disorders
  •       Intractable pain
  •       Glaucoma
  •       Crohn’s disease
  •       Hepatitis C
  •       Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity

Learn about Washington’s medical cannabis program

Washington State also offers a recreational marijuana industry where a prescription is not needed for many purchases.

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