Rory Savatgy

Michigan Adds 11 Qualifying Conditions to MMJ Program

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs added 11 more qualifying conditions to the state’s medical cannabis list on Monday, WZZM 13 reports. The additions mean that Michigan‘s list of qualifying conditions now contains 22 ailments for which doctors can recommend cannabis.

The Department of Licensing’s director Shelly Edgerton approved the 11 new conditions, but also denied the addition of 11 others. The medical cannabis program expansions involved hearings with public testimony regarding the proposed conditions and investigations into the latest research for each condition.

“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.” — Shelly Edgerton, via WZZM 13

The new conditions added to the list: arthritis, autism, chronic pain, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Parkinson’s, Rheumatoid arthritis, spinal cord injury, Tourette’s syndrome and ulcerative colitis.

The conditions denied: anxiety, asthma, brain injury, depression, diabetes, gastric ulcer, non-severe and non-chronic pain, organ transplant, panic attacks, schizophrenia, social anxiety disorder.

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