Michigan Panel Votes to Allow Medical Cannabis for Autism
The panel’s recommendation now heads to Mike Zimmer, Director of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, who has final say over whether or not autism is added as a medical cannabis condition. If Zimmer approves the recommendation, Michigan would be the first state in the nation to allow medical cannabis for autism.
“The parents I’ve talked to are passionate and adamant that this represents a dramatic improvement in the quality of life for them and their affected children,” said David Crocker, a physician who’s a member of the panel.
Since Michigan voters legalized medical cannabis in 2008 for a limited number of conditions, only post-traumatic stress disorder has been added to the list.