PTSD Added as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis in Michigan
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been added as a qualifying condition to become a medical cannabis patient in the State of Michigan. The move comes as the Director of the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Steve Arwood, signs off on a recommendation from the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review panel.
“Thousands of victims across the country have turned to medical marijuana for help, and several studies support marijuana’s effectiveness as a treatment option,” says Chris Lindsey, legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project. “Those who suffer from PTSD in Michigan can now speak freely with their physicians to determine whether marijuana is an appropriate treatment option for them.”
Michigan now joins California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Oregon as a state which allow doctors to recommend medical cannabis to patients suffering from PTSD.