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17 Qualifying Medical Conditions

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved 17 medical conditions that will allow patients to qualify for medical marijuana within the state. The conditions that qualify to date are as follows:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Autism

  • Cancer

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

  • Huntington’s Disease

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Intractable Seizures

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Neuropathies

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

If you or a loved one are considering medical marijuana as treatment for one of the conditions listed above or have questions have a serious talk with your family doctor. Find out if your doctor plans to become certified to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. If they do not plan to do so ask if they can refer you to a doctor who is seeking certification.

All medical conditions listed were obtained from the department of health's website.

-Thank you for reading,


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