Michigan Panel Recommends Adding 10 New Conditions to State’s Medical Cannabis Program

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Review Panel has recommended adding 10 new conditions to the list that qualifies an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient.

The panel was recently presented with 22 medical conditions to consider adding to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program, which was approved by voters in 2008. Out of these 22, the panel recommended that the state add 10 to the program. These include chronic pain, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcerative colitis, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Tourettes syndrome and spinal cord injury.

The board’s recommendations now go to Shelly Edgerton, director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Edgerton has until July 10 to make her final decision.

If these 10 conditions are added to Michigan’s medical cannabis program, they would join the following qualifying conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Nail patella
  • Nausea
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms

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