How to Know if You Are Qualified to Have Medical Marijuana?

Marijuana is a controversial term. Some say it is a psychoactive drug but some say it can be used as a medical dose. Even the law regarding the legalization of cannabis is different in different states of America. In few states, weed is strictly illegal but in some states, it is not. But that does not mean you can smoke marijuana at the weekend and hang out with friends.

A person can only do weed for valid medical purposes. Even the definition of valid medical purpose is different in those states where medical cannabis is legal. In the below section you will come to know about the list of diseases that will help you to understand whether you are qualified to have weed or not. But before you choose to take medical marijuana even for a valid reason, it is always suggested to consult with a doctor. With a proper prescription, marijuana distributors can help you to get the stuff.

Alaska: A patient of Cancer, Cachexia, Nausea, Muscle spasms can have cannabis in Alaska. Even an HIV patient can also get the same.
Maryland: The qualifying condition to have medical cannabis in Maryland includes Cachexia, Severe nausea, Crohn’s disease, Cancer, Hepatitis C, and AIDS etc.

Arizona: The list of qualifying diseases are the almost same in Arizona, as they are in Alaska. But PSTD has been considered as a valid disease in Arizona, where a patient can smoke weed.

Colorado: The qualifying conditions of having weed legally include Glaucoma, Severe pain, Seizures, AIDS, Cancer etc. 
Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia): In the capital of the USA, a patient can have marijuana, if he or she has any physical condition that has been identified as debilitating by any licensed doctor. In general HIV, Glaucoma, Multiple sclerosis, Decompensated cirrhosis, Seizure disorders and Cancer patient can have medical marijuana in Washington, D.C.

California: A patient of cancer, AIDS, Chronic pain, severe nausea, Migraines or Arthritis can have medical marijuana.


Here I have only mentioned the list of diseases which has been considered as a valid reason for smoking cannabis in the above six states. But there are many other States has also declared that medical weed is legal. If you go through the list properly you will come to know that few diseases are common in almost all the states. Those diseases are Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Multiple sclerosis, Glaucoma etc. But cannabis is a controversial thing, so it is always a better option to catch up with the latest news of that stuff in your state.


Having these diseases does not mean you can legally smoke cannabis in the above states. You can only buy the stuff from marijuana distributors if your doctor has prescribed it. So before you take any decision, it is always suggested to visit a doctor and follow his lead.

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