While cannabis remains illegal at the federal level in the United States, states have been given the latitude to implement their own marijuana laws. A majority of states now permit the medicinal use of marijuana for a limited number of conditions; some limiting use to non-psychoactive CBD oil, and others allowing full-plant MMJ. A number of these places – Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, the District of Columbia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and Vermont – have also voted to legalize adult cannabis use for recreational use.
The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana vary between states. Some have a small, limited number of conditions that allow the drug, whereas in others the list is seemingly endless.
Here’s a list of the various conditions and symptoms that need to be verified by a doctor prior to obtaining medical cannabis. Some states also allow doctors to recommend cannabis for additional debilitating conditions on a case-by-case basis.