High Level Health, a medical marijuana shop on East Colfax Avenue in Denver. (Vince Chandler, The Denver Post)

Ohio will prescribe pot for PTSD: State’s full list of MMJ-qualifying conditions

When Ohio Gov. John Kasich effectively legalized medical marijuana in Ohio last week with his signature, the state became the 25th in the U.S. to legalize a comprehensive medical cannabis program.

With Ohio’s big move, nearly 175 million Americans will soon have access to medical marijuana — well over half of the U.S.’s population.

But how liberal is Ohio’s medical marijuana law in terms of those it allows access to MMJ? And what are all of the state’s qualifying conditions listed in the law — the specific diseases, syndromes, disorders and ailments chosen by the state’s regulators?

Check out the entirety of Ohio’s medical marijuana law here — but we went ahead and grabbed the state’s full list of MMJ-qualifying conditions.

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS/HIV)

Alzheimer’s disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)


Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE, the degenerative disease most commonly found in football players and other athletes in contact sports)

Crohn’s disease

Epilepsy or another seizure disorder



Hepatitis C

Inflammatory bowel disease

Multiple sclerosis

Pain (either chronic and severe pain or intractable pain)

Parkinson’s disease

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Sickle cell anemia

Spinal cord disease or injury

Tourette’s syndrome

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Ulcerative colitis

Any other disease or condition added by the state medical board under section 4731.302 of the Revised Code