The US State of Michigan Adds 11 Medical Conditions to its Eligibility List for Therapeutic Cannabis
Despite recent challenges in implementing medical marijuana, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has added 11 Medical Conditions to its 2008 Medical Marihuana Act. The cannabis industry is expanding in Michigan, a next vote could influence other states ...
11 medical conditions
According to'Associated Press, these new medical conditions eligible for cannabis 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.
The eligibility list, approved by Shelly Edgerton now includes a total of 22 diseases that will allow a doctor to recommend to a patient a medical cannabis access card. The state of Michigan supports the card at 60 $ per patient.
"With the changes in state law to include cannabis-infused products and the advancement of cannabis research - and on the recommendation of council members - I've added these eleven conditions to the list of eligibility, "said Edgerton.
Officials received public comments regarding medical conditions to be added to the list. This already included the following conditions:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Crohn's disease, Alzheimer's disease and severe and chronic pain.
But some pathologies have been denied by the state of Michigan. These include:
- Anxiety, asthma, brain damage, panic attacks, depression and diabetes ...
An expanding industry
Michigan has also licensed four more cannabis companies. Indeed, they will have to satisfy the needs of 289.205 holders access cards to medical cannabis (the LARA card).
In addition, Michigan voters will consider a bill that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis (in adults). Thus, marijuana smokers in Michigan will be able to grow and own their own cannabis. But also they will pay less taxes ... The vote will influence other states if the law on recreational cannabis is adopted in November.