Approved Medical Conditions for Cannabis Use
New York State has approved patients with the following symptoms, severe debilitating and life-threatening conditions to be considered for the Medical Cannabis program.
To determine if you qualify, visit a registered medical professional. You can find a list of medical professionals registered in New York here.
Severe Debilitating or Life-Threatening Conditions*:
- HIV Infection or AIDS
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Spinal Cord Injury with Spasticity
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic Pain (as defined by 10 NYCRR §1004.2(a)(8)(xi))
- Pain that degrades health and functional capability as an alternative to opioid use or substance use disorder.
Clinically Associated Conditions, Symptoms or Complications:
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
- Severe or Chronic Pain
- Severe Nausea
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms
- Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD)
- Opioid Use Disorder
*This list is provided by the NY State Department of Health. For a complete list of qualifying conditions, and the most up to date information on the Medical Cannabis program in New York, please visit the Department of Health website here.