The State just approved new conditions for medical marijuana use.
The New Conditions
The new conditions approved for medical marijuana use include;
- Chronic Pain
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Ulcerative Colitis
Medical Conditions Denied for Medical Marijuana
The State also rejected medical marijuana use for several medical conditions. These include;
- Brain Injury
- Gastric Ulcer
- Non-severe or Non-chronic Pain
- Organ Transplant
- Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety Disorder
Currently Approved Conditions
The 11 new medical conditions join the list of already established medical conditions for which medical marijuana is approved. These conditions include;
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Chronic Pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Hepatitis C
- Nail Patella
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Severe Nausea
- Severe Muscle Spasms, including from Multiple Sclerosis
- A Chronic or Debilitating Disease that produces Cachexia, a wasting syndrome
Future of Medical Marijuana
Currently, the State must approve the use of medical marijuana for certain health conditions. As you can see from the above lists, some health conditions are approved while others are not. This leaves those with the need for medical marijuana unable to use their medicine if the state does not deem medical marijuana suitable for their condition.
There are just under 300,000 medical marijuana
Michiganders will go to the polls in November to vote on the legal status of marijuana. Whether medical marijuana is approved for a condition will no longer matter if voters to decide to make the use and possession of marijuana legal.
Sam Bernstein is an Ann Arbor Attorney focusing on Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law.
ArborYpsi law is located at 4158 Washtenaw Ave., MI 48108.