Qualifying Conditions

Thailand’s medical doctors are legally allowed to prescribe medical cannabis for any of the following conditions. This list will be updated whenever the list changes, so please:

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In the list below, the name has a link to a web page that describes the condition. This is usually to the Mayo Clinic’s website, but may be to a different site if the definition of the condition in Thailand is different from that described on the Mayo Clinic’s site.

1EpilepsyA neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
2Cerebral palsy (children)A condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.
3Demyelinating disease Any condition that results in damage to the protective covering (myelin sheath) that surrounds nerve fibers in your brain, optic nerves and spinal cord. “Multiple sclerosis (MS)” is the most common demyelinating disease.
4PainAn unpleasant sensory experience associated with tissue damage, inflammation, or neurological diseases.
5Addiction to opiatesA brain disorder characterized by compulsive use of opiates despite adverse consequences.
6AnorexiaAn eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight.
7Parkinson’s diseaseA progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement with tremors, stiffness, or slowing of movement.
8Alzheimer’s diseaseA chronic neurodegenerative disease causing dementia, memory loss, disorientation (including easily getting lost), mood swings, loss of motivation, not managing self care, and behavioural issues.
9SchizophreniaA mental disorder characterized by abnormal behavior, strange speech, and a decreased ability to understand reality.
10CancerA disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body, leading to lumps, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, pain, weakness, lossof appetite, ulcers, abcesses, severe inflammation.
11Allergic diseases, chemotherapySee #10 above.
12LupusAn autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body.
13ParalysisA loss of muscle function and/or of feeling (sensory loss) in one or more muscles.
14StrokeA medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in brain cell death, leading inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, dizziness, or loss of vision to one side.
15InflammationA localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.
16GlaucomaA disease in which fluid builds up in the front part of the eye, increasing the pressure and damaging the optic nerve.
17Crohn’s diseaseAn inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition.
18HemorrhoidsSwollen veins in one’s anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins.
19High blood pressure (hypertension)A common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease and/or arteriosclerosis.
20DiabetesA condition that impairs the body’s ability to process blood sugar, increasing the risk of stroke and heart disease.
21Tourette’s syndrome (tics)A neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics, such as eye blinking and other eye movements, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking.
22ObesityA medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It is defined by body mass index (BMI) and further evaluated in terms of fat distribution via the waist–hip ratio and total cardiovascular risk factors.
23Addiction withdrawalWithdrawal symptoms from opiates include anxiety, sweating, vomiting, and diarrhea. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include irritability, fatigue, shaking, sweating, and nausea. Withdrawal from nicotine can cause irritability, fatigue, insomnia, headache, and difficulty concentrating.
24Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)A mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
25ConcussionA traumatic brain injury that can cause headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
26MigraineA migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
27Menstrual crampsContractions of the uterus to expel its lining (endometrium), similar to labor pains, which can contribute to nausea and diarrhea.
28Cirrhosis of the liverA late stage of scarring (fibrosis) of the liver caused by many forms of liver diseases and conditions, such as hepatitis and chronic alcoholism, leading to fatigue, easily bleeding or bruising, loss of appetite, nausea, edema, weight loss, itchy skin, jaundice, ascites, confusion, drowsiness and slurred speech.
29HIV/AIDSHuman immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), increasing the risk of developing common infections such as tuberculosis, as well as other opportunistic infections, and tumors that rarely affect people who have uncompromised immune systems.
30Bone fracturePain from bone fracture and related inflammation.
31Bed sores (pressure ulcers)Injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone.
32HydrocephalusA condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid occurs within the brain, typically causing headaches, double vision, poor balance, urinary incontinence, personality changes, or mental impairment, vomiting, sleepiness, seizures, and downward pointing of the eyes.
33Obsessive-compulsive/Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (OCD/ADHD)A mental disorder with symptoms of inattention, forgetfulness, and impaired executive function.
34Peripheral neuropathyConditions that result when nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord from and to the rest of the body are damaged or diseased.
35LymphomaA group of blood cancers that develop from lymphocytes, causing enlarged lymph nodes, fever, drenching sweats, unintended weight loss, itching, and constantly feeling tired.
36BronchitisAn inflammation of the bronchial tubes, causing a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, a low fever, and chest tightness.
37Reaction stressAn excess of anxiety in reaction to stress, leading to poor decision-making, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, lack of initiative, poor memory, inability to learn new things, easily angry, bored, discouraged, frustrated, pessimistic, loss of appetite, boredom, insomnia, biting nails, pulling hair, smoking too much, drinking alcohol, talking aggressively, changing jobs frequently, divorce.
38RheumatismAny disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis.