Illinois State Board Recommends Migraines, PTSD and Other Ailments As Medical Cannabis Conditions
The Board voted 8 to 2 to recommend to the Illinois Department of Health that migraines be added as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis use. The panel voted unanimously to recommend irritable bowel syndrome, post traumatic stress disorder, periphery polyneuropathy and diabetic neuropathy, and voted 7 to 4 to recommend osteoarthritis.
The Board voted against recommending other conditions, including diabetes and the blood disorder essential thrombocythemia.
The recommendations have been sent to the Department of Health, which will have final say over whether or not they’re implemented.
[Correction: This article originally stated that anxiety was one of the conditions recommended by the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, when in fact that Board voted against recommending it.]