Autism and 10 Other Conditions Now Qualify Patients for Medical Marijuana in Michigan

Autism and 10 Other Conditions Now Qualify Patients for Medical Marijuana in Michigan

The state added 11 medical conditions, including autism, chronic pain, Parkinson's disease and Tourette's syndrome.

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July 10, 2018
Detroit Free Press
Legislation and regulation Medical News State by State: Michigan

The state on Monday added 11 medical conditions, including autism, chronic pain, Parkinson's disease and Tourette's syndrome, to the list of ailments that could qualify a person for a medical marijuana card.

The list, approved by Shelly Edgerton, director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, now features 22 ailments that will allow a doctor to recommend a medical marijuana card for a patient. A doctor must approve a person for a card. The state charges a patient $60 for a medical marijuana card.

But she also rejected requests for 11 other medical conditions, including anxiety, asthma, depression, schizophrenia and panic attacks.

“With the changes in state law to include marijuana-infused products and the advancement of marijuana research, and upon the recommendation of the panel members, I’ve added these eleven conditions to the approved list,” Edgerton said in a statement released Monday.

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