Category Archives: qualifying conditions

Ohio May Consider Medical Cannabis for Opioid Addiction

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds has been preparing data and research to submit to the State Medical Board of Ohio as it considers expanding […]

Rhode Island Approves Purified CBD for Autistic Children

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials have approved a petition that will allow parents to use medical marijuana to treat autistic children. The health department requires doctors consult with pediatric specialists and use “pharmaceutic grade forms of pure CBD.” The state Department of Health says the petition will allow doctors to prescribe medical […]

Arizona Judge Rejects Autism as a Medical Cannabis Condition

Autism is a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in a handful of states, but Arizona won’t be among them anytime soon. An administrative law judge in Phoenix has upheld the Arizona Department of Health Services’ denial of a petition to add autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the list of debilitating conditions covered by the Arizona […]

Any Condition Is Now a Qualifying Condition in Virginia

The doors to Virginia’s medical cannabis system are now open. Late last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill into law that drastically expanded the state program, allowing patients to use cannabis oil to treat any diagnosed medical condition. Prior to the change, only patients with intractable epilepsy could use cannabis without fear of […]