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Qualifying Medical Conditions


The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is in the process of implementing the state’s Medical Marijuana Program (Act 16 of 2016). While recreational marijuana remains illegal in Pennsylvania, Commonwealth residents with a legally approved serious medical condition can obtain medical marijuana for certified medical use. There are currently 21 such conditions approved under state law:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

  • Autism
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intractable seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective
  • Damage to the nervous tissue of the spinal cord (with objective neurological indication of intractable spasticity)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Cancer remission therapy
  • Opioid-addiction therapy
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Spastic movement disorders