Illinois Panel Approves Medical Cannabis Use for Eight New Conditions

By Associated Press

illinoisAn advisory board voted Wednesday to add eight health conditions — including chronic pain syndrome, autism, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder — to the list of illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois.

The state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board had expressed frustration last month when Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration rejected its first 11 suggestions for expanding the list of medical conditions. Osteoarthritis and PTSD were on that earlier list, so Wednesday’s votes reaffirmed the board’s viewpoint and put the matter back in Rauner’s hands.

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Illinois State Board Recommends Migraines, PTSD and Other Ailments As Medical Cannabis Conditions

The illinoismedicalIllinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board on Monday voted to recommend a variety of medical ailments as conditions that qualify an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient.

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.

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Cannabinoid Deficiency May Cause Migraines, Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A meta-study being published in the upcoming issue of the journal NeuroendocrinologyMedicalMarijuana2-JCR.jpg Letters, and published online ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoid deficiency may play a role in migraines, fribromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other medical conditions, indicating that cannabinoid intake may provide a treatment option for these ailments.

For the study; “Available literature was reviewed, including searches via the National Library of medicine database and other sources.”

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