172 Conditions that Medical Cannabis Can Help With

The ultimate list.
MarijuanaBreak Staff MarijuanaBreak Staff / Updated on June 11, 2019

In this guide, we’ve gathered as many different conditions as we could find. We’ve consulted with various marijuana physicians and done quite a bit of research to bring you the ultimate list of conditions that medical marijuana can cure.

It’s important to understand that apart from the common medical conditions that are constantly talked about in different articles, such as pain, there is a wide range of other medical conditions that could benefit from medical marijuana.

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Scientists are constantly researching these conditions, and while some are showing that marijuana is having a definite positive effect on these conditions, others are still at early stages of research.

Before we jump to the list of conditions, we must remind you that medical marijuana is not legal in every state and every state has its own list of qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana. Furthermore, medical marijuana is not monitored, therefore when using it, you may not know its purity, potency or side effects. It’s important to consume responsibly and according to the law.

Related Article: Top Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana (2017)

Without further ado, here is our complete list:


  • Acquired Hypothyroidism
  • Acute Gastritis
  • Agoraphobia
  • AIDS-Related Illness
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amphetamine Dependency
  • Amyloidosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Ankylosis
  • Anorexia
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Any Chronic Medical Symptom that Limits Major Life Activities
  • Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis (Rheumatoid)
  • Arthropathy, Gout
  • Aspergers
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Disease


  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain Tumor, Malignant
  • Bruxism
  • Bulimia


  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Cancer, Adrenal Cortical
  • Cancer, Endometrial
  • Cancer, Prostate
  • Cancer, Testicular
  • Cancer, Uterine
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Disk Disease
  • Cervicobrachial Syndrome
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Renal/Kidney Failure
  • Cocaine Dependence
  • Colitis
  • Colon Diverticulitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis


  • Damage to Spinal Cord Nervous Tissue
  • Darier’s Disease
  • Degenerative Arthritis
  • Degenerative Arthropathy
  • Delirium Tremens
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes, Adult Onset
  • Diabetes, Insulin Dependent
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysthymic Disorder


  • Eczema
  • Emphysema
  • Endometriosis
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Epididymitis
  • Epilepsy



  • Gastritis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Glaucoma
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Cancer)
  • Graves Disease


  • Headaches, Analgesic
  • Headaches, Migraine
  • Hemophilia A
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperventilation
  • Hypoglycemia


  • Impotence
  • Inflammatory Autoimmune-mediated Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Insomnia
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)
  • Intractable Vomiting


  • Lipomatosis
  • Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphoma


  • Major Depression
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Mania
  • Melorheostosis
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Migraines
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myeloid Leukemia


  • Nail-Patella Syndrome
  • Nightmares


  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis


  • Panic Disorder
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peritoneal Pain
  • Persistent Insomnia
  • Porphyria
  • Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS)
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Prostatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis




  • Radiation Therapy
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Reiter’s Syndrome
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea


  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scoliosis
  • Sedative Dependence
  • Seizures
  • Senile Dementia
  • Severe Nausea
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Sinusitis
  • Skeletal Muscular Spasticity
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)
  • Stuttering


  • Tardive Dyskinesia (TD)
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Terminal Illness
  • Thyroiditis
  • Tic Douloureux
  • Tietze’s Syndrome
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Dependence
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Trichotillomania


  • Viral Hepatitis


  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Wittmaack-Ekbom’s Syndrome
  • Writers’ Cramp

How to Recieve Medical Marijuana?

While medical marijuana is still classed as a Schedule 1 Drug, there is no set of rules that dictate the exact healthcare conditions to which a patient is eligible to be treated with marijuana. Each state has its own list of qualifyfing conditions and they might not match this list. Should you need medical marijuana assistance feel free to reach out to understand the LEGAL process of obtaining MMJ in your state.

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  1. Teresa Smith
    The amazing number of ailments that are listed is very interesting and some I had no idea could be medicated with Marajuana.

    My depression and pain is relieved when I smoke or take the edibles. I’m 64 and have suffered for so long with these and other ailments. You don’t need to take a lot or smoke a lot, for me it’s usually one hit and I’m good for hours. Much more reliable than an 500 mg pain reliever that will do harm to my liver or kidneys. After I do medicate I’m not high out of my mind or even noticeably high. It does make me happier, but when the pain is gone, that it so good. thanks for giving us a forum to learn and comment about this wonderful natural method of relief.

  2. Gypsy Brown
    Medical Weed

    I think it is wonderful! To finally have the Establishment recognize the WONDERS of Medical Weed. Sorry it took so long. God’s gift to heal the Body – Mind & Soul! XOX

  3. Kari Martinez
    God's natural medication for what ails you 😁

    It’s funny because I used to think that weed was awful and that it just wasn’t for me. Little did I know that I would be such a proud stoner, educating others about the healing benefits of both thc and cbd, just as I have learned.
    Thank God for Mj 🍃

  4. Ron Sam
    PharmCos don't give a sh*t !

    Doctors & Pharmcos won’t be too happy to help you when you go with CBD THC products. Oh well, who give a shit?

  5. Howard L Solomon
    Yes you actually can get relief from CBD and I do recommend it

    I have RLS ( Restless Leg Syndrome) which is what this was prescribed for and yes it actually works. I also have Graves Disease, Sleep Apnea, I am a type 2 Diabetic ( seen no assistance at all in this area), I am overweight at 5 feet 9 and 69 1/2 years old I weigh 203 and would like to get to 175 ( I do not see CBD assisting me in this area and do not know how it could). In addition to the RLS I have noticed that I am sleeping better and more soundly. I have messed up ( best possible term) disks in my back from L1 to T4. I find that CBD works as well on that. I take it prior to going to bed usually 1/2 hour to 45 min.

  6. Speddy
    A time for action!

    There is no sane reason cannabis should not be legal in every state and available to persons that can benefit from its use! It’s outrageous in this day and age to think that beneficial use by an adult or child; if deemed a necessity, should have to pack up and move to a legal state! First thing our government needs to reschedule it and then if necessary control it in the same fashion as alcohol but less restrictive in medical usage… Stop the lies and the persecution on cannabis users and usage!

  7. Mills
    Did not realize how many maladies could be helped.

    Great article!

  8. Crystal A Reid
    More Interest

    I am interested in knowing more about some of these reasons for medical marijuana, I have a slipped disc in my back, extremely painful and also bipolar, meds only work a few months at a time. I also have a child with epilepsy. Curious about the dosage for different things.

  9. Yvette Ramirez
    It’s a miracle

    Its a miracle plant, pleased with the benefits, hoping Federal Government soon recognizes as a medical treatment.

  10. Carol Mendosa

    l am so pleased that their is another option other than pharmaceuticals to help with my depression and chronic pain. It really has worked for me.

  11. Bob Taylor
    It helps greatly.

    I was surprised to see benzodiazepine ( tranquilizers in the Klonopin, Valium, etc class ) addiction, or dependency on benzodiazepines for sleep in the presence of already existent disease, unlisted. If it was listed, I missed it.

    I’m a pediatric moderate to severe traumatic brain injury survivor, and I’m also eager to explore the potential of activating strains to help me be more alert, thoughtful, and involved than I’m usually capable of being. I know that cannabis does help when I’m assailed by TBI related depression, or by stomach pain.

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