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Ohio Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions

Medical marijuana might be helpful if your ability to enjoy life, work, or carry out daily tasks is restricted by the symptoms of a chronic medical condition. In the past 20 years, medical professionals and patients all over the country have recognized cannabis as a reliable symptom management tool.

Even though it cannot treat serious illnesses, medical marijuana can improve your quality of life and help you regain lost functioning. Cannabis has fewer side effects than many conventional medications for many illnesses.

Residents of Ohio with qualifying medical conditions can obtain medical marijuana cards from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. If you satisfy the prerequisites, applying to become a medical marijuana patient is a quick process that you can finish entirely online. Continue reading to learn about the ailments that, in accordance with Ohio law, may qualify you to become a medical cannabis patient.

Crohn’s Disease

Chronic intestinal inflammation, pain, and nausea are all symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Although more research is needed, doctors believe that cannabis’s anti-inflammatory properties help minimize the frequency and severity of flare-ups.

Cannabis reduces gastric and bowel secretions, which are factors in Crohn’s disease symptoms. Patients who use medical marijuana have reported improved symptoms of diarrhea, decreased nausea, increased appetite, and diminished abdominal pain.


One of the first applications of medical marijuana was to treat cancer symptoms and help alleviate side effects of treatment for patients. Cannabis is frequently used by cancer patients to manage their neuropathy and pain.

Cannabis for medical use can effectively reduce nausea and increase appetite. This makes it simpler to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, two essentials for effective cancer treatment. Many patients find that the relaxing and uplifting properties of cannabis help them cope with the anxiety and depression brought on by their diagnosis as well.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Patients seek relief from their IBS symptoms with cannabis. Gastric distress, nauseousness, cramping, pain, and diarrhea are symptoms of the illness. Many people experience anxiety and depression as a result of coping with the unpredictable nature of the disease.

Medical marijuana’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties can aid in bowel relaxation. Patients who use cannabis frequently say that their nausea and abdominal pain have subsided. Cannabis also elevates mood, which makes life easier for people who struggle with IBS on a daily basis.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries, which are brought on by head trauma, result in headaches, memory loss, cognitive difficulties, nerve damage, and seizures. Many patients experience anxiety and depression as a result of such injuries.

Chronic headaches can be controlled and one’s mood stabilized with medical marijuana. Cannabis may also have neuroprotective effects by reducing inflammation in the brain, according to researchers. These qualities may provide additional advantages to patients with cognitive and memory problems, though relevant research is still in its early stages.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A persistently high level of stress is a feature of post-traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety, depression, and difficulty performing daily tasks are brought on by the ensuing hyperarousal. Patients frequently complain of fatigue, nightmares, and lack of sleep.

According to studies, THC calms the amygdala, a region of the brain that is overactive in people with PTSD. By lowering heightened arousal, this regulation enables patients to relax and calm down.

Medical marijuana’s calming properties can aid in relieving insomnia and quieting bothersome thoughts. The uplifting effects alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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Full List of Ohio Medical Marijuana Card Qualifying Conditions

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic migraines
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Terminal illness
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

Don’t Have a Qualifying Condition on This List?

Only diagnoses from this qualifying conditions list are accepted in Ohio. That said, each year the State Medical Board of Ohio accepts petitions to add new diagnoses if you do not have a qualifying condition that has been approved.

You might be unsure if you’re eligible for medical marijuana treatment. Luckily, the Sanctuary can be of assistance. After reviewing your situation, our team will put you in touch with a qualified medical marijuana doctor who can write a recommendation for medical marijuana if they deem it appropriate.

Next, we can help you navigate Ohio’s online application process to obtain a quick approval so you can start using your MMJ card to buy medical cannabis from Ohio dispensaries as soon as possible.

Contact the Sanctuary today to learn more.