Qualifying Medical Conditions

Nevada has nine qualifying medical conditions covered under Nevada marijuana laws. These include cancer, PTSD, cachexia, chronic pain, glaucoma, HIV/Aids, multiple sclerosis, nausea, and seizures. Other conditions are subject to approval. Please contact the Nevada DPBH with any questions.

Nevada’s Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

The following medical conditions are covered under the Nevada medical cannabis program.


Cancer is loosely termed as a description of many pertinent diseases, all of which conclude in the atypical growth of cells in the human body. The endocannabinoid system responds to the compounds found in cannabis, making it a universal, natural medicine for many patients.

Read more about alternative cancer treatments. 


Another qualifying medical condition, post-traumatic stress disorder may occur in any person who experiences a traumatic, highly stressful, or life-threatening event. When the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids responsible for controlling the overwhelming fits of anxiety, it results in PTSD.

Learn more about PTSD medication.


Due to its dependent nature, the cure of cachexia ties directly into the underlying cause of the syndrome itself. Treatment typically involves various forms of appetite-inducing stimulants, mainly relying on pharmaceutical medication prescribed by a physician. Many pharmaceuticals used are simply synthetic replicas of medical cannabinoids.

Read more about cachexia treatment. 

Chronic pain

Chronic pain is not a primary injury or condition, but rather a frequent and intolerable symptom that can vary in frequency, time, and severity. Cannabis is an excellent option for pain treatment due it is efficacy as an analgesic.

Learn how patients can use medical marijuana for chronic pain.


Glaucoma is used to describe a group of diseases that deteriorates the eye’s optic nerve and can result in partial loss of vision or total blindness. Like THC, Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that helps to alleviate IOP by increasing fluid drainage in the eye. The use of cannabis is solely to delay the onset of Glaucoma and is not known to cure it.

Discover the alternative glaucoma treatment. 


Developing as a result of contracting Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), AIDS is also known a “wasting syndrome,” where symptoms include but are not limited to nausea, loss of appetite, severe neuropathy, fatigue, and depression.

Read about alternative HIV/Aids medicine.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory nerve disease that attacks the central nervous system of the brain. Cannabis contains many cannabinoids that directly help with these symptoms.

Discover the benefits of marijuana for multiple sclerosis. 


Cannabis has become a common treatment for many side effects and symptoms and most relatable would be that to battle against nausea.

Read more about remedies for nausea. 


Seizures typically are sporadic and can vary in duration and severity depending on initial onset. Cannabis therapy works exceptionally well in the treatment of seizures.

Learn about cannabis as an anti-seizure medication. 

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