PTSD and Depression Denied As Qualifying Conditions For Medical Marijuana In Arizona

Sacramento-based MMD Insurance Services — the MMD stands for Medical Marijuana Dispensary — claims to be the first general insurance agency to offer comprehensive insurance for the medical marijuana industry in states that allow the business.

ARIZONA:  The Arizona Department of Health Services again denied adding PTSD, depression, and migraines to the list of medical conditions that qualify people for a medical-marijuana card.

DHS Director Will Humble wrote on his blog that he “didn’t approve the petitions because of the lack of published data regarding the risks and benefits of using Cannabis to treat or provide relief for the petitioned conditions.”

As part of the state’s Medical Marijuana Act, people can periodically petition to get new conditions to the list of qualifying ailments, but they don’t make the list just by having a lot of public support.

DHS has had the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health analyze the available scientific studies regarding medical-marijuana treatments for the disorders, and pass that information back to DHS.

Read full article @ Phoenix New Times

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