Get to Know Your Medical Marijuana States

Get to Know Your Medical Marijuana States

The United States have 33 states, 4 permanently inhabited US territories, and the District of Columbia that legalized the use of medical marijuana. 14 states have a restrictive law against the limited use of THC, only allowing the use of products that are rich in cannabidiol or CBD. To get to know your medical marijuana states, let us read on.

California is the first state to Legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Several states followed in 1998 and Hawaii in 2000 through the act of state legislature.

States and Some of Their Approved Conditions

  • Alaska – cancer, HIV/AIDs, glaucoma, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia)
  • Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware – HIV/AIDs, Crohn’s disease, cancer, glaucoma, Hepatitis C, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia)
  • California – AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, cancer, glaucoma, migraine, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia)
  • Colorado – HIV/AIDs, glaucoma, cancer, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, Autism disorder, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia)
  • Connecticut, Ohio – Parkinson’s Disease, HIV/AIDs, cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, Crohn’s Disease, ALS, cerebral palsy, ulcerative colitis, cystic fibrosis, terminal illness, fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, irreversible spinal cord injury
  • Florida – Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, terminal conditions (diagnosed by physicians other than the qualified physician)
  • Hawaii, Pennsylvania – HIV/AIDS, PTSD, cancer, glaucoma, ALS, lupus, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia)
  • Illinois – HIV/AIDS, PTSD, cancer, glaucoma, ALS, lupus, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Sjogren’s SyndromeSyndrome, spinal cord injury, Ehler-Danlos SyndromeSyndrome, polycystic kidney disease, Neuro- Behcet’s autoimmune disease, superior canal dehiscence syndrome, terminal diseases with a life expectancy of six months
  • Louisiana, Massachusetts – HIV/AIDs, glaucoma, cancer, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, Cachexia, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, autism
  • Maryland – PTSD, glaucoma, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia)
  • Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Vermont, Washington DC – Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia)
  • Nevada – AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia), other conditions will be approved by the health division of Nevada of the Department of Human Resources
  • New Jersey – HIV/AIDS, PTSD, cancer, glaucoma, ALS, lupus, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, spinal cord injury, Ehler-Danlos SyndromeSyndrome, polycystic kidney disease, terminal diseases with a life expectancy of twelve months
  • Oklahoma – there are not list of approve conditions. According to the law, the use of medical marijuana is only approved once a qualified physician would recommend and approve the medication
  • Oregon – AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia), other conditions will be approved by the health division of Oregon of the Department of Human Resources
  • Rhode Island – Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, or the treatment of these conditions; any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia); the state of the Department of Health may also approve any other medical condition that is needed treatment with medical marijuana
  • Washington – Cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia); anorexia, Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis; PTSD; Traumatic brain injury
  • West Virginia – approved conditions is subject to the approval of the commission; any chronic disease in which the patient is being taken care of by a hospice or receiving palliative care; any chronic diseases in which pain may be alleviated by medical marijuana (seizures, epilepsy, severe pain, severe nausea, muscle spasms, Cachexia), PTSD, anorexia
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