List of Conditions States Allow Cannabis to Treat

A list of symptoms and ailments cannabis is known to treat & the states that recognize them.

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Cannabis use has a long history, thousands of years old, being used by multiple cultures as a medicine to treat various symptoms and ailments. As the plant makes a comeback into the realm of legal herbs, the needed research into the plant is finally being sought after. Listed here are the illnesses cannabis is known to treat or aid, though studies and clinical trials are still needed to back up some of these claims. Each one has been adopted by multiple states where medical cannabis is legal as being a condition worthy of cannabis treatment. 

A

AIDS: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, IL, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
Alzheimer’s: DE, IL, ME, MD, MI, OR, RI
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): PA
Anorexia: CA, NM, WA
Arnold-Chiari Malformation & Syringomyelia: IL
Arthritis: CA, IL, NM (Learn More: Pennywise vs Cannatonic for treating Arthritis
Autism: PA

C

Cachexia: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, IL, ME, MD, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, OR, RI, VT
Cancer: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
Causalgia: IL
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy: IL
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 & 2 (CRPS): IL
Crohn’s Disease: CT, GA, IL, ME, MD, MA, MN, MT, NJ, NM, RI, WA

D

Dravet Syndrome: OK
Dystonia: IL

E

Epilepsy: CA, CT, FL, IA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, WA, WY

F

Fibromyalgia: IL
Fibrous Dysplasia: IL

G

Glaucoma: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, HI, IL, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NV, NJ, NM, OR, PA, RI, WA

H

Hepatitis C: DE, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, NM, RI, WA
HIV: AK, AZ, CO, CT, DE, HI, IL, ME, MD, MI, MN, MT, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
Hospice Patients: NM
Huntington’s Disease: NY, PA
Hydrocephalus: IL

I

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS): ME, NJ, NY, PA
Interstitial Cystitis: IL
Intractable Skeletal Muscular Spasticity: NJ, NM, PA

L

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome: OK
Lou Gehrig’s Disease/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: DE, GA, IL, ME, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NM, NY
Lupus: IL

M

Migraines: CA
Mitochondrial Disease: GA
Multiple Sclerosis: AK, AZ, CT, DE, GA, HI, IL, MD, MA, MI, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
Muscle Spasms: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, HI, ME, MD, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, OR, RI
Muscular Dystrophy: IL, NJ
Myasthenia Gravis: IL
Myoclonus: IL, OK

N

Nail-Patella Syndrome: IL, MI
Nausea: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, HI, ME, MD, MI, MT, NV, NH, NM, OR, RI, VT, WA
Neurofibromatosis: IL
Neuropathies: NY, PA

P

Pain: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ME, MD, MI, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA
Parkinson’s Disease: CT, GA, IL,  MA, NY, PA
Peripheral Neuropathy: MT, NM
Post-Concussion Syndrome: IL
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): AZ, CT, DE, ME, NM, PA

R

Residual Limb Pain: IL

S

Seizures: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, HI, IL, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MT, NV, NH, NJ, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, WI
Sickle Cell Disease: GA, PA
Sjogren’s Syndrome: IL
Spastic Quadriplegia: LA, WA
Spinal Coard Diseases/Injury: IL, NY, PA
Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA): IL

T

Terminal Illness: MN, NH, NJ, PA
Tourette Syndrome: IL, MN
Traumatic Brain Injusry (TBI): IL


This list is comprised of general ailments, there are exceptions to some of these depending on state. For example, any illnesses deemed treatable by cannabis in Oklahoma demands the patient be under 18 years of age to qualify. In South Carolina and Tennessee, only those qualifying for the state-run clinical trial/research study may use cannabis to treat their epilepsy/seizures.

States that allow cannabis use for pain usually demand other treatments be tried first before turning to cannabis, or that the pain be chronic/debilitating. States that have legalized recreational cannabis still have a medical cannabis market, though for the most part, it will be absorbed by the rec market. 

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