Michigan medical marijuana panel to consider adding PTSD, autism, asthma, insomnia to law

MICHIGAN:  A reconstituted state panel on Tuesday is expected to consider petitions seeking to add autism, asthma, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder to a list of debilitating conditions suitable for treatment under Michigan’s medical marijuana law.

Critics say chronic delays and mismanagement by the state has prevented earlier updates to the 2008 law — changes they believe could have helped patients treat symptoms and ease pain.The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act Review Panel, established under administrative rules in 2009, did not meet until 2012. Earlier this year, panel members voted to recommend adding Parkinson’s disease and PTSD to a list of conditions that would allow an individual to qualify for a medical marijuana card

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