Michigan’s 10-member Medical Marihuana Act Review Panel will soon discuss and consider adding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), insomnia, asthma and autism to the state’s lists of conditions which qualified someone to become a medical cannabis patient. Michigan lawmakers approved medical cannabis legalization in 2008, though advocates have claimed that the review panel and state has been too slow in improving the law: In April the panel was disbanded and reappointed in June.
A vote on adding these conditions could come as soon as today, as the panel is expected to take them into consideration this afternoon at a meeting at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing.
We’ll update this article with results once a vote has occurred.
[Update: The panel voted in favor of adding post traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions, though they unfortunately rejected the additions of insomnia, asthma and autism.]