Updated on January 30, 2019. Medical content reviewed by Dr. Richard Koffler, MD, Board Certified Physiatrist
Medical marijuana (also referred to as medical cannabis, medical weed, medicinal marijuana and medical pot) is an affordable, safe and effective alternative for many expensive, ineffective and highly addictive prescription medicines. Medical marijuana use is legal in many states, and there are hundreds of medicinal uses for marijuana.
Below is a general list of ailments with symptoms and/or side effects that can be treated with medical marijuana. Please click on the conditions below for more detailed information. For additional information on treating a specific ailment, check out our ailment resources.
Different states have different qualifying conditions for medical cannabis. For an up-to-date list of qualifying conditions in your state review your state’s medical marijuana program or consult with a local doctor.
With all the positive effects of marijuana and none of the mood-alterring side effects, the compound cannabidiol is becoming more and more popular as a treatment option for a variety of ailments. Learn more about how CBD can be used to treat common ailments:
*This text is for informative purposes only regarding medical marijuana qualifications, and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from a doctor. Always consult your physician before making any decision on the treatment of a medical condition.
*Please note that not all ailments listed are approved by each state as a medically sound reason to receive a medical marijuana recommendation. Click here for detailed information about each state’s medical marijuana laws.