With the changes in state law to include marijuana-infused products and the advancement of marijuana research
On the 9th July the state added 11 medical conditions to their current list of qualifying ailments, including autism, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease and Tourette’s syndrome.
The list, approved by the director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, now features 22 ailments that will allow a doctor to recommend a medical marijuana card for a patient.
“With the changes in state law to include marijuana-infused products and the advancement of marijuana research, and upon the recommendation of the panel members, I’ve added these eleven conditions to the approved list,” Sally Edgerton said in a statement.
The decision came after the Medical Marijuana Review Panel, which includes several physicians, heard testimony from people who wanted the ailments included, and then made recommendations to the state on what medical conditions should and shouldn’t be included on the list.
Included in the list of approved medical conditions: arthritis, autism, chronic pain, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s, Rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, Tourette’s syndrome and ulcerative colitis.
The ailments will be added to the existing list, which includes: post traumatic stress disorder, cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis C, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and nail patella, as well as a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces wasting syndrome, severe and chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures including epilepsy, and severe muscle spasms including from multiple sclerosis
Conditions that were not agreed for inclusion are anxiety, asthma, brain injury, depression, diabetes, gastric ulcer, non-severe and non-chronic pain, organ transplant, panic attacks, schizophrenia and social anxiety disorder.
Source – Detroit Free Press
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