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Alabama

In 2014, the Alabama state legislature passed HB 174 followed by an amplification of it with HB 61 in 2016, called Leni’s Law.  This ruling allows anyone in the state who is diagnosed with one of the debilitating diseases listed below, regardless of age, to take CBD in any form as long as there is no plant matter present and THC by volume is less than 3% relative to the volume of CBD present.  CBD oil derived from Industrial Hemp, species Cannabis Ruderalis, is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.

Eligible Conditions: cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea; seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms.

In addition to these, there is a catchall clause that makes eligible any other condition that is severe and resistant to conventional treatment

Arkansas

On November 8, 2016, many things changed.  One of them was the legal status of medical marijuana in Arkansas.  53% of voters decided that a patient diagnosed with any of a number of the conditions listed below is eligible to purchase and consume up to 2.5 ounces of Cannabis flowers or any preparation thereof every 14 days from one of up to 40 licensed dispensaries in the state.  This permitted use includes any and all CBD-dominant products. CBD oil derived from Industrial Hemp, species Cannabis Ruderalis, is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.

Eligible Conditions: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Tourette’s syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, PTSD, severe arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia or wasting syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, intractable pain, severe nausea, seizures including any form of epilepsy, and severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis.

Additional conditions may be made eligible by petition of the Arkansas Department of Health.

illinois

Recognized patients with any of the debilitating conditions listed below can possess up to 2.5 ounces on a biweekly basis.  The laws here are currently being expanded, and minors are not included in current iterations thereof.  This permitted use includes any and all CBD-Dominant Products.  CBD oil derived from Industrial Hemp, species Cannabis Ruderalis, is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.

Eligible Conditions: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia/Wasting syndrome, muscular dystrophy, severe fibromyalgia, spinal cord disease, including arachnoiditis, Tarlov cysts, hydromyelia, syringomyelia, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fibrous dysplasia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and post-concussion syndrome, multiple sclerosis, Arnold-Chiari malformation, spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA), Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, myoclonus, dystonia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), causalgia, CRPS I & II, neurofibromatosis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, interstitial cystitis, myasthenia gravis, hydrocephalus, nail-patella syndrome, residual limb pain, seizures (including those characteristic of epilepsy), PTSD, and any terminal illness with a diagnosis of 6 months or less.

Iowa

Similar to Indiana, Iowa allows patients with intractable epilepsy to use CBD-dominant products with less than 3% THC content by weight.  The state does not permit any other use of Marijuana whatsoever. CBD oil derived from Industrial Hemp, species Cannabis Ruderalis, is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.

Eligible Conditions: intractable epilepsy from which standard treatment does not provide relief.

Kansas

The use of CBD is permitted here so long as the patient is participating in a clinical trial or a physician associated with a Kansas public university system medical school has recommended him or her to use CBD to treat an intractable illness which cannot effectively be treated with traditional medical techniques.  The state does not permit any other use of Marijuana whatsoever.  CBD oil derived from Industrial Hemp, species Cannabis Ruderalis, is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.

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