In Washington,

your doctor may evaluate you to determine whether you “may benefit from the medical use of marijuana”.  These are

the qualifying conditions.
“Terminal or debilitating medical condition” means a condition severe enough to significantly interfere with the patient’s activities of daily living and ability to function, which can be objectively assessed and evaluated and limited to the following:
  • Cancer, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, or spasticity disorders;
  • Intractable pain, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean pain unrelieved by standard medical treatments and medications;
  • Glaucoma, either acute or chronic, limited for the purpose of this chapter to mean increased intraocular pressure unrelieved by standard treatments and medications;
  • Crohn’s disease with debilitating symptoms unrelieved by standard treatments or medications;
  • Hepatitis C with debilitating nausea or intractable pain unrelieved by standard treatments or medications;
  • Diseases, including anorexia, which result in nausea, vomiting, wasting, appetite loss, cramping, seizures, muscle spasms, or spasticity, when these symptoms are unrelieved by standard treatments or medications;
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder; or
  • Traumatic brain injury
If you request, and your doctor determines that cannabis may be beneficial for you, that doctor may
issue you an Authorization form.  Once issued, you may optionally take your Authorization form to any medically endorsed and
licensed cannabis retail outlet in the state, and request a patient “recognition card” be issued.  You will need your
Authorization form and valid ID.

You can view and download both sample card and Authorization from below.

This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement.
Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with the
consumption of this product. For use by adults 21 or older. Keep out of the reach of children.