The Following are qualifying requirements by State. Please review and confirm you qualify based on the rules of your State, so we can best serve your needs.

State of Connecticut

A patient may only register for a medical marijuana certificate if he or she is a Connecticut resident being treated for a debilitating medical condition by a Connecticut-licensed physician or advanced practice registered nurse.

For Adults, Debilitating Medical Conditions Include:

    • Cancer (Effective 2012)
    • Glaucoma (Effective 2012)
    • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Effective 2012)
    • Parkinson’s Disease (Effective 2012)
    • Multiple Sclerosis (Effective 2012)
    • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity (Effective 2012)
    • Epilepsy (Effective 2012)
    • Cachexia (Effective 2012)
    • Wasting Syndrome (Effective 2012)
    • Crohn’s Disease (Effective 2012)
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Effective 2012)
    • Sickle Cell Disease (Effective 2016)*
    • Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy (Effective 2016)*
    • Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (Effective 2016)*
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Effective 2016)*
    • Ulcerative Colitis (Effective 2016)*
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type 1 and Type II (Effective 2016)*
    • Cerebral Palsy (Effective 2016)
    • Cystic Fibrosis (Effective 2016)
    • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity (Effective 2016)
    • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care (Effective 2016)
    • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder (Effective 2016)
    • Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia (Effective 2018)*
    • Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (Effective 2018)*
    • Post Herpetic Neuralgia (Effective 2018)*
    • Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache (Effective 2018)*
    • Intractable Headache Syndromes (Effective 2018)*
    • Neuropathic Facial Pain (Effective 2018)*
    • Muscular Dystrophy (Effective 2018)*
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Effective 2018)*
    • Chronic Neuropathic Pain Associated with Degenerative Spinal Disorders (Effective 2018)*
    • Interstitial Cystitis (Effective 2019)*
    • MALS Syndrome (Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome) (Effective 2019)*
    • Vulvodynia and Vulvar Burning (Effective 2019)*
    • Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments (Effective 2019)*
    • Tourette Syndrome (Effective 2019)*
    • Chronic Pain of at least 6 months duration associated with a specified underlying chronic condition refractory to other treatment intervention (Effective 2020)*
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Associated with Chronic Pain (Effective 2020)*

For Patients Under 18,Debilitating Medical Conditions Include:

    • Cerebral Palsy (Effective 2016)
    • Cystic Fibrosis (Effective 2016)
    • Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity (Effective 2016)
    • Severe Epilepsy (Effective 2016)
    • Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care (Effective 2016)
    • Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder (Effective 2016)
    • Muscular Dystrophy (Effective 2018)*
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Effective 2018)*
    • Intractable Neuropathic Pain that Is Unresponsive to Standard Medical Treatments (Effective 2019)*
    • Tourette Syndrome for patients who have failed standard medical treatment (Effective 2019)*

* Conditions were approved by the Regulation Review Committee via the recommendation of the Board of Physicians and Commissioner of Consumer Protection.

Qualifications for a Registration Certificate:

  • Qualifying patient must be a Connecticut resident.
  • Qualifying patient cannot be an inmate confined in a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

State of Georgia

Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Georgia

Medical marijuana use has been legal in Georgia since 2015, but the state legislature until 2020 had not allowed its production or sale.

On April 16, 2015, House Bill 1, otherwise known as “Haleigh’s Hope Act,” was passed in the State of Georgia, thereby allowing qualified patients to therapeutically use cannabidiol (CBD) cannabis oil contains no more than 5% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient in Georgia

    1. Prospective patients that are looking to qualify for medical marijuana in the state of Georgia must first be recognized by authorities as an official resident of the state. Individuals are required to provide a valid proof of residency by way of a valid Georgia identification card.
    2. It is urged that patients be prepared to obtain a copy of their previous medical records, or documents from a physician that has documented your medical diagnosis. These medical are imperative to determine if your diagnosis correlates with a qualifying condition that has been outlined by the state of Georgia. If you wish to learn how to request your medical records, please see our patient FAQ.
    3. Patients must also be able to obtain written documentation from a licensed medical practitioner licensed in the state of Georgia to solidify that the patient’s diagnosis will be relieved by the therapeutic use of cannabis.
    4. You must apply for and receive a medical marijuana card from the state of Georgia upon filing and submitting appropriate documentation.

What Ailments Qualify for Medical Marijuana in Georgia?

Any patient seeking to qualify for medical marijuana must possess a chronic or debilitating medical diagnosis that greatly degrades their overall quality of life or a condition that has medical records clearly specifying an underlying condition that can be reviewed by a cannabis-recommending physician. This condition must also be approved under the State of Georgia’s regulated guidelines.

The patient must be under a licensed medical practitioner’s care for any previously determined conditions. Additionally, in the medical practitioner’s professional opinion, the patient will be most likely to receive therapeutic or palliative benefit from the primary or adjunctive treatment of cannabis.

Who Qualifies for Medical Marijuana?

The Haleigh’s Hope Act specifies the conditions that patients and caregivers must meet to legally possess 20 fluid ounces of low-THC oil.

The fundamental requirements for the possession and use of medical marijuana have been extracted from this legislative act and outlined below in a simple, easy-to-follow format.

Qualifying Conditions

The medical conditions that qualify for medical cannabidiol under the Haleigh’s Hope Act include:

  • Severe or terminal Sickle Cell Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease that has become severe or terminal
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Terminal or severe Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epileptic seizure disorders
  • Trauma-related head injuries
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis which is severe or terminal
  • Terminal cancer
  • Wasting illness, vomiting or recurring nausea as a result of cancer treatment
  • PTSD (May 2018)
  • Intractable Pain (May 2018)

State of Maryland

How to Become A Medical Marijuana Patient in Maryland

There is no residency requirement to be eligible for the Maryland Medical Marijuana program, you may apply as long as you have a valid US issued photo ID. Any legal Maryland resident can apply and participate in the program and any person from out-of-state who is in Maryland for the purpose of receiving medical care can be issued a written certification and obtain medical cannabis.

Patients must be able to obtain legitimate medical records or health documentation that will aid their diagnosis to be recommended alternative medicine. These health records are extremely important and should be transferred over to the recommending doctor’s office or to a patient’s first-ever medical marijuana evaluation — *Learn how to request your medical records

Patients must obtain a written certification from a doctor or nurse that is licensed to recommend medical marijuana in the State of Maryland by the Podiatrist Medical Examiners, Maryland Board of Nursing, the Maryland Board of Physicians, or the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners. It should also be taken into consideration that patients are highly encouraged to establish a long-standing relationship with the physician conducting any evaluations — *Find a certified medical marijuana physician in Maryland

In order for a patient to become approved into the state’s medical marijuana program, an application for a Maryland medical marijuana card must be filled out and submitted to the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission. You must complete and submit your entire online application in one session. In order to apply, you must have an electronic copy of a valid US federal or state government-issued photo ID and proof of Maryland address or treatment at a Maryland medical facility.

Patients also have the ability to purchase an ID card for $50 from the commission to help keep track of their commission-issued Patient ID number. Though the card is not required to buy medical marijuana products, the Patient ID number is needed for certification.

Note: If a patient does not use their certification to purchase medicinal cannabis products within 120 days of it being issued, the certification becomes void.


Who Qualifies for Medicinal Marijuana in Maryland

House Bill 881, signed by the Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in April 14, 2014 — effective June 01, 2014 — tasked the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission, with developing regulations for a patient registry and identification cards, dispensary licensing, settling fees and possession limits.

What Ailments Qualify For Medical Cannabis in Maryland

Patients in Maryland diagnosed with one of the following severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Maryland Medical Marijuana law, as per the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission:

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that results in a patient being admitted into hospice or receiving palliative care; or

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment of a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces:

    • Cachexia
    • Anorexia
    • Wasting Syndrome
    • Severe or Chronic Pain
    • Severe Nausea
    • Seizures or persistent muscle spasms
    • Patients diagnosed with severe conditions where other more traditional medical treatments have been ineffective
    • Glaucoma
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)




State of Pennsylvania

These are the 23 Qualifying Medical Conditions for the Use of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

The State of Pennsylvania has stated that there are 23 ‘Serious Medical Conditions’ that may qualify a patient to receive a Medical Marijuana Card. We can help in understanding the guidelines and requirements of the PA Department of Health.

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
    • 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
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Terminal illness
    • Tourette’s syndrome