What are the qualifying conditions?

There are currently 21 medical conditions that qualify a
patient to participate in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program:

  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cachexia
  • 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 syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

Petitioning the State for New Qualifying Conditions

There is a process to petition the state to add new qualifying medical conditions. Here is the full description of this process from the Ohio MMCP website:

The State Medical Board of Ohio established Nov. 1, 2019 – Dec. 31, 2019 as the first submission period for petitions to add a qualifying medical condition to the Medical Marijuana Control Program. NO PETITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE NOV. 1, 2019. During the 2019 submission period, all petitions should be filed electronically through the State’s website, medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov. A petition needs to include:

  • The name and contact information
  • Specific disease or condition requested to be added
  • Information from experts who specialize in the study of the disease or condition
  • Relevant medical or scientific evidence
  • Consideration of whether conventional medical therapies are insufficient to treat or alleviate the disease or condition
  • Evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the disease or condition and other types of medical or scientific documentation
  • Letters of support provided by physicians