Michigan Expands List of Conditions for Medical Pot

Patients are required to be a registered voter of MI to qualify.

The list, approved by LARA director Shelly Edgerton, now features 22 ailments that will allow a doctor to recommend a medical marijuana card for a patient.

Officials say they received public comments related to petitions to add conditions to the list.

MI is one of six states that specifically lists autism as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis, although doctors in Washington D.C. and four states can recommend medical marijuana for any debilitating condition, which can include autism. They are: arthritis, autism, chronic pain, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, Tourette's syndrome and ulcerative colitis.

Edgerton, through the recommendation of the majority of the members of the Medical Marijuana Review Panel, denied the qualification of the following diseases: anxiety, asthma, brain injury, depression, diabetes, gastric ulcer, non-severe and non-chronic pain, organ transplant, panic attacks, schizophrenia, and social anxiety disorder.

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Talking about the benefits of cannabis to treat autism, the trial results have shown that the use of medical marijuana among some patients with autism spectrum disorder syndrome have shown improvements in their aggression, anxiety levels, sleep and speech as well as language.

According to Scott Badesch, president and CEO of the Autism Society of America, who spoke with the Press, patients should consult with a doctor before using medical marijuana for treatment.

"This is a great day for patients".

One of the primary requirements is that the patient should be diagnosed with the qualifying disease, but still, there are a certain restrictions which the applicants have to follow. These include proof of MI residency, name, address, and phone number of the patient's qualifying physician, valid Michigan's voter's registration, and a written certification. There are now 289,205 medical marijuana card holders in the state, and voters will see a proposal to legalize marijuana for recreational use on the ballot this fall. Such a patient's physician will first identify all the potential medical marijuana risks based on his/her medical condition. The parents or legal guardian should also provide written consent.

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