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Medical cannabis

U.S. Pain believes people with chronic pain should have access to all safe, effective treatments, including medical cannabis. (You can read our full position statement on medical cannabis by visiting our medical cannabis advocacy page.)

With the help of our Co-Directors of Medicinal Cannabis, Ellen and Stu Smith, we have compiled resources to educate you on this valuable treatment option and how to advocate for it in your state.

Do you know where your state stands? 

Presently, the following states offer medical cannabis programs. In many cases, however, medical cannabis is only permitted for certain types of conditions. (Common ones include cancer, glaucoma, PTSD, HIV/AIDS.) You can check the status of your state and which conditions qualify here.

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Hawaii

Illinois

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Vermont

Washington

West Virginia

To learn more about U.S. Pain’s advocacy efforts, visit this page.

Information on applying or advocating for medical cannabis access

How to find to apply for medical cannabis
How to help your state approve or expand medical cannabis access
Research
Why I turned to medicinal cannabis