Medical Marijuana States and Qualifying Conditions

Find out if you qualify for a medical marijuana card.

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There are 47 medical marijuana states in the U.S. 33 of those states (plus District of Columbia) have fully comprehensive medical programs,  while the rest have a limited CBD-only industry. If you have one of these qualifying conditions, follow your state’s steps in order to obtain a medical marijuana card. Then purchase your medicine from a licensed vendor. Read on to find out what qualifying conditions make a patient eligible in your medical marijuana state.

Medical Marijuana States

The following states have created a legal avenue for patients to obtain a wide range of medical marijuana products. 

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Alaska

Qualifying medical conditions in Alaska include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV or AIDS

Or the treatment of a chronic and debilitating condition that causes one or more of the following conditions:

  • Cachexia
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Persistent muscle spasms

Or any other medical condition approved by Alaska’s Department of Health.

Arizona

Qualifying medical conditions in Arizona include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease

Or the treatment of a chronic and debilitating condition that causes one or more of the following conditions:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe and chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms

Or any other medical condition approved by Arizona’s Department of Health.

Arkansas

Qualifying medical conditions in Arkansas include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • 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 which is pain that has not responded to ordinary medications, treatment or surgical measures for more than 6 months
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Or any other medical condition approved by Arkansas’ Department of Health.

California

Qualifying medical conditions in California include:

  • AIDS
  • Anorexia
  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea

Or any other medical condition that substantially mitigates a person’s quality of life. 

Colorado

Qualifying medical conditions in Colorado include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • An Autism spectrum disorder

Connecticut

Qualifying medical conditions in Connecticut include:

  • 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
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Delaware

Qualifying medical conditions in Delaware include:

  • Terminal illness
  • Cancer
  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Decompensated cirrhosis
  • ALS
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Autism with self-injurious or aggressive behavior
  • Glaucoma
  • Chronic debilitating migraines

Or a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that causes 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 characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis

District of Columbia

Qualifying medical conditions in Washington D.C. include:

  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Conditions characterized by severe and persistent muscle spasms, such as multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer

Or any of the following qualifying medical treatments:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Use of azidothymidine or protease inhibitors
  • Radiotherapy

Florida

Qualifying medical conditions in Florida include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis

Or any comparable disease that a Florida physician believes cannabis could treat.

Hawaii

Qualifying medical conditions in Hawaii include:

  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Lupus
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Or the treatment of a chronic and /or debilitating condition that produces at least one of the following symptoms:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Or any other condition approved by Hawaii’s Department of Health.

Illinois

Qualifying medical conditions in Illinois 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 characteristic 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/wasting syndrome

Louisiana

It’s important to note that Louisiana currently does not allow smokeable or vapable forms of cannabis consumption, although that may be changing soon.

Qualifying medical conditions in Louisiana include:

  • Cancer
  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Seizure disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Spasticity
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Severe muscle spasms
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic disorder
  • Some symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder

Maine

Qualifying medical conditions in Maine include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Intractable pain

Or a chronic and/or debilitating condition that produces one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Or any other condition approved by Maine’s commissioner of health.

Maryland

Qualifying medical conditions in Maryland include:

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

Or any other severe, chronic medical condition that has not responded to other medical treatments.

Massachusetts

Qualifying medical conditions in Massachusetts include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) or HIV positive status
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Insomnia
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Michigan

Qualifying medical conditions in Michigan include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV Positive
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Nail Patella
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Colitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Tourette’s Disease
  • Autism
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cerebral Palsy

Or the treatment of a chronic/debilitating condition that produces at least one of the following:

  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Severe and Chronic Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and Persistent Muscle Spasms

Minnesota

Qualifying medical conditions in Minnesota include:

  • Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
  • Glaucoma.
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of Epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year if the illness or its treatment causes at least one of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or Cachexia or severe wasting
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Autism
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Alzheimer’s disease (beginning July 1, 2019)

Missouri

Qualifying medical conditions in Missouri include:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
  • A chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome
  • Debilitating psychiatric disorders, including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress disorder, if diagnosed by a state licensed psychiatrist
  • HIV or AIDS
  • A chronic medical condition that is normally treated with a prescription medication that could lead to physical or psychological dependence, when a physician determines that medical use of marijuana could be effective in treating that condition and would serve as a safer alternative to the prescription medication
  • Any terminal illness

Or the treatment of any other chronic or debilitating medical condition that a physician deems best treatable by medical marijuana.

Montana

Qualifying medical conditions in Montana include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe chronic pain that is persistent pain of severe intensity that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s treating physician
  • 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
  • Admittance into hospice care
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Nevada

Qualifying medical conditions in Nevada include:

  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe pain

Or any other disease approved by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health.

New Hampshire

Qualifying medical conditions in New Hampshire include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • ALS
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Lupus
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Moderate to severe post-traumatic stress disorder

Or a condition that produces one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Cachexia
  • Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Constant or severe nausea
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe, persistent muscle spasms

New Jersey

Qualifying medical conditions in New Jersey include:

  • Chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Chronic pain of visceral origin
  • Migraine
  • Anxiety
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Opioid Use Disorder as an adjunct to Medication Assisted Therapy
  • Terminal cancer
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life

Or one of the following conditions if they do not respond to other treatments:

  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Or one of the following conditions of they or their treatments produce severe or chronic pain, severe nausea or vomiting, or cachexia/wasting syndrome:

  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Cancer

New Mexico

Qualifying medical conditions in New Mexico include:

  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy/seizure disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • HCV infection and receiving antiviral treatment currently
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hospice care
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory autoimmune mediated arthritis
  • Intractable nausea/vomiting
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic pain
  • Severe anorexia/cachexia
  • Spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

New York

If the condition is accompanied by cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms, PTSD, or opioid use disorder, qualifying medical conditions in New York include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury with spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic pain

North Dakota

Qualifying medical conditions in North Dakota include:

  • A Terminal Illness
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s Disease or related Dementia Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Decompensated Cirrhosis caused by Hepatitis C Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Migraine
  • Neuropathy
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis or chronic back pain, including neuropathy or damage to the nervous tissue of spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity
  • Tourette Syndrome

Or a condition or 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 measures for more than three months or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects
  • Intractable nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

Ohio

Qualifying medical conditions in Ohio include:

  • AIDS
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • 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

Oklahoma

Unlike other states, there is no predetermined list of qualifying medical conditions in Oklahoma. The state trusts its doctors to determine a patient’s eligibility to its medical marijuana program.

Oregon

Qualifying medical conditions in Oregon include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Or a condition or its treatment that causes one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia
  • Severe pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
  • Persistent muscle spasm, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis

Pennsylvania

Qualifying medical conditions in Pennsylvania include:

  • ALS
  • Autism
  • Cancer, including remission therapy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the central nervous system (brain-spinal cord) with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity, and other associated neuropathies
  • Dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neuropathies
  • Opioid use disorder for which conventional therapeutic interventions are contraindicated or ineffective, or for which adjunctive therapy is indicated in combination with primary therapeutic interventions
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness

Rhode Island

Qualifying medical conditions in Rhode Island include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV
  • AIDS
  • Hepatitis C

Or a condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

  • Cachexia
  • Severe, debilitating, chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • Agitation related to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorder

Utah

Qualifying medical conditions in Utah include:

  • HIV or acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia
  • Persistent nausea that is not significantly responsive to traditional treatment except for nausea related to: pregnancy, cannabis-induced cyclical vomiting syndrome, or CBD hyperemesis syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Epilepsy or debilitating seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis or debilitating muscle spasms
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder that is being treated and monitored by a mental health therapist and that: has been diagnosed by a health care provider or mental health provider by the VA and documented in the patient’s record; or has been diagnosed or confirmed by evaluation by a psychiatrist, doctorate psychologist, a doctorate licensed clinical social worker, or a psych APRN
  • Autism
  • Terminal illness when the patient’s remaining life expectancy is less than 6 months
  • Condition resulting in the individual receiving hospice care
  • Rare condition or disease that affects less than 200,000 individuals in the U.S., as defined in federal law and this is not adequately managed despite treatment attempts using conventional medications (other than opioids or opiates) or physical interventions
  • Pain lasting longer than two weeks that is not adequately managed, in the qualified medical provider’s opinion, despite treatment attempts using conventional medications other than opioids or opiates or physical interventions

Or any Compassionate Use Board approved medical condition.

Vermont

Qualifying medical conditions in Vermont include:

  • Cancer
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Glaucoma
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder if the patient is undergoing psychotherapy or counseling with a licensed mental health care provider

Or a condition or its treatment that produces at least one of the following:

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

Washington

Qualifying medical conditions in Washington include:

  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Spasticity disorders
  • Intractable pain
  • Glaucoma
  • 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
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications
  • Chronic renal failure requiring hemodialysis
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Traumatic brain injury

West Virginia

Qualifying medical conditions in West Virginia include:

  • Cancer
  • Positive status for HIV or AIDS
  • ALS
  • 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 of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain that has not responded to conventional therapy
  • Terminal illness with a life expectancy of 1 year or less

CBD-Only States

These states have implemented the most limited form of medical marijuana legalization. Only products with .03% of THC or less are legally accessible. 

Alabama

Access to Alabama’s medical marijuana program can only happen through a state-sponsored study being conducted by The University of Alabama Birmingham Epilepsy Center. For more information about the program, click here.

Qualifying medical conditions in Alabama include:

  • Seizures
  • Other debilitating conditions as determined by a physician

Georgia

Qualifying medical conditions in Georgia include:

  • Cancer, when such diagnosis is end stage or the treatment produces related wasting illness or recalcitrant nausea and vomiting
  • ALS
  • Seizure disorders related to diagnosis of epilepsy or trauma related head injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Autism spectrum disorder, when (a) patient is 18 years of age or more, or (b) patient is less than 18 years of age and diagnosed with severe autism
  • Epidermolysis bullosa
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • AIDS
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Hospice care
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Indiana

Anyone can buy, possess, or sell CBD oil in Indiana as long as it contains no more than .3 percent THC.

Iowa

Qualifying medical conditions in Iowa include:

  • Cancer – if the illness or its treatment produces one or more of the following: severe or chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, cachexia or severe wasting.
  • Seizures
  • Crohn’s disease 
  • Untreatable pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis with severe and persistent muscle spasms
  • AIDS or HIV
  • ALS
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Any terminal illness with a probable life expectancy of under one year
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Severe, pediatric autism with aggressive or self-injurious behaviors

Kansas

Anyone can possess, use, or cell CBD in Kansas as long as it contains 0 (zero) percent THC.

Kentucky

Anyone can buy, possess, or sell CBD oil in Kentucky as long as it contains no more than .3 percent THC.

Mississippi

The only qualifying medical conditions in Mississippi are debilitating epileptic conditions or related diseases. 

Patients looking to gain access to CBD in Mississippi must receive a recommendation from a physician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

North Carolina

The only qualifying medical condition in North Carolina is intractable epilepsy.

Tennessee

The only qualifying medical conditions in Tennessee are intractable seizure disorders.

Texas

The only qualifying medical condition in Texas is intractable epilepsy.

Virginia

Cannabis is technically still illegal in Virginia, but the law permits patients who use CBD to present an affirmative defense, a physician-signed “permission slip” justifying a patient’s possession of CBD.

Any patient is eligible to receive an affirmative defense from their doctor.

South Carolina

The only qualifying medical condition in South Carolina is intractable epilepsy.

Wisconsin

A physician may recommend CBD for any medical condition.

Wyoming

The only qualifying medical condition in Wyoming is intractable epilepsy.  This condition makes CBD with no more than .3 percent THC accessible to registered patients.

CBD that contains 0 (zero) percent THC is available to anyone for retail.

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