Medical Card Information

165,000+ people are medical cannabis patients at Curaleaf. Could you become one?

Because cannabis isn’t federally regulated, the prospect of becoming a certified card-carrying medical cannabis patient rests on the regulations for your home state, and how your personal needs fit into the puzzle. Let’s do a quick exploration to see if you’re eligible.

It Starts With You
  • Do you have a physical or mental health condition?
  • Do you believe cannabis could improve your quality of life in relation to this condition?

If you’ve answered YES to both questions, you’re a candidate for a medical cannabis card. But your eligibility isn’t a sealed deal yet.

Where to Renew

We recommend that you check the state web sites for the most current information about qualifying conditions and benefits.

Arizona

Renew here at: www.azdhs.gov

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Lower Taxes
  • Availability of Higher Potency products
  • Medical Delivery
  • Higher Possession Limits

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Agitation of Alzheimer's disease
  • A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that causes:
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome;
  • Severe and chronic pain;
  • Severe nausea;
  • Seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy;
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
Connecticut

Renew here at: portal.ct.gov

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Lower Taxes
  • Availability of higher potency products
  • Higher Possession Limits
  • Professional 3rd Party Testing
  • Discounts

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • ALS ( Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Cachexia, or wasting disease
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia, including associated neuropathic pain or spasticity
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hydrocephalus, or cranial fluid buildup, with an intractable headache
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Intractable headache syndromes
  • Median arcuate ligament syndrome
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Nervous tissue or spinal cord damage or injuries, including irreversible spinal cord injury with intractable spasticity
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Postherpetic neuralgia, or shingles
  • Post-laminectomy syndrome with chronic radiculopathy, or failed back syndrome
  • PTSD
  • Psoriatic arthritis and severe psoriasis
  • Severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Terminal illness requiring end-of-life care
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder
  • Vulvodynia and vulvar burning

Patients younger than 18 must be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Intractable Neuropathic Pain
  • Irreversible spinal cord Injury with intractable spasticity
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease
  • Severe epilepsy
  • Terminal illness requiring end-of-life care
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder
  • The public can petition the DCP to recommend additions to the list of qualifying conditions
Florida

Renew here at: knowthefactsmmj.com

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Lower Taxes

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • Cancer.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus.
  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Crohn’s disease.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those listed above.
  • A terminal condition diagnosed by a physician other than the qualified physician issuing the physician certification.
  • Chronic nonmalignant pain-chronic nonmalignant pain means pain that is caused by a qualifying medical condition or that originates from a qualifying medical condition and persist beyond the usual course of that qualifying medical condition
Illinois

Renew here at: dph.illinois.gov.com

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Lower Taxes
  • Availability of Higher Potency products
  • Higher Possession Limits
  • Professional 3rd Party Testing

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

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  • Autism
  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Arnold-Chiari malformation
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia/wasting syndrome
  • Causalgia
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome Type II)
  • Dystonia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Neuro-Bechet’s autoimmune disease
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • 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
  • Superior canal dehiscence syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tarlov cysts
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis
Maine

Renew here at: https://www.maine.gov

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility: There is no list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana applicants. A medical practitioner can recommend marijuana for any medical condition they believe may be alleviated by marijuana.

Maryland

Renew here at: https://mmcc.maryland.gov

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • Anorexia
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Conditions resulting in a patient receiving hospice or palliative care
  • Glaucoma
  • PTSD
  • Seizures
  • Severe or chronic pain
  • Severe nausea
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms
Massachusetts

Renew here at: https://masscannabiscontrol.com

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Lower Taxes
  • Availability of Higher Potency products
  • Higher Possession Limits
  • Professional 3rd Party Testing
  • Discounts

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • ALS ( Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
Nevada

Renew here: https://dpbh.nv.gov

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Lower Taxes
  • Higher Possession Limits

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • Cancer
  • PTSD
  • Cachexia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
New Jersey

Renew here at: https://njmcp.crc.nj.gov/web/#/home

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Anxiety
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn's disease)
  • Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Opioid use disorder
  • PTSD
  • Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
  • Terminal cancer or illness, if the physician determines the patient has less than 12 months to live
  • Tourette syndrome
New York

Renew here at: cannabis.ny.gov

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Professional 3rd Party Testing

You may be eligible for medical marijuana if you have been diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury with spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Huntington's disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Chronic pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi))
  • Pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder

The qualifying condition must also be accompanied by one or more of the following associated or complicating conditions:

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Severe or chronic pain, severe nausea
  • Seizures, or severe or persistent muscle spasms
  • PTSD or opioid use disorder
Oregon

Renew here: https://www.oregon.gov

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Lower Taxes
  • Higher Possession Limits

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive status for HIV/AIDS
  • A degenerative or pervasive neurological condition
  • PTSD

Or any medical condition which results in the patient suffering:

  • Severe Pain
  • Severe Nausea
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Cachexia
Pennsylvania

Renew here at: www.health.pa.gov

Medical Card Benefits:

  • Professional 3rd Party Testing

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Anxiety disorders
  • 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
  • Tourette syndrome
Utah

Renew here: medicalcannabis.utah.gov

Qualifying conditions for medical card eligibility:

  • Chronic Pain
  • PTSD
  • Persistent Nausea
  • Cancer
  • Terminal Illness and Conditions Requiring Hospice Care
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
  • Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Muscle Spasms
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Rare Conditions
  • Cachexia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease