Qualifying Medical Conditions

The list of qualifying medical conditions for the therapeutic use of cannabis is established in NH law at RSA 126-X:1, IX. A patient must be diagnosed with a stand-alone medical condition OR a combination of a qualifying diagnosis and a qualifying symptom.

Stand-Alone Medical Conditions

  • Autism spectrum disorder (age 21 and older)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (under age 21) (requires a consultation with a certified provider of child and/or adolescent psychiatry, developmental pediatrics, or pediatric neurology, who (1) confirms that the autism spectrum disorder has not responded to previously prescribed medication or that other treatment options produced serious side effects and (2) supports certification for the use of therapeutic cannabis)
  • Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Severe pain
  • Opioid use disorder, with associated symptoms of cravings or withdrawal (requires a provider who is actively treating the patient for opioid use disorder and who is board-certified in Addiction Medicine or Addiction Psychiatry)

Combination of a Qualifying Diagnosis AND a Qualifying Symptom

Qualifying Diagnoses

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • One or more injuries or conditions that has resulted in one or more qualifying symptoms
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

Qualifying Symptoms

  • Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia
  • Chemotherapy-induced anorexia
  • Constant or severe nausea
  • Elevated intraocular pressure
  • Moderate to severe insomnia
  • Moderate to severe vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Severe pain
  • Severe, persistent muscle spasms
  • Wasting syndrome