Illinois Medical Marijuana Approved For PTSD, Osteoarthritis

ILLINOIS:  Illinois residents could use medical marijuana to treat chronic migraines and post-traumatic stress disorder, but not anxiety or diabetes under recommendations that an advisory board agreed to on Monday.

The board, which is made up of doctors, nurses, patients and a pharmacist, held a public meeting in Chicago to consider whether to expand Illinois’ nascent medical marijuana program to include the treatment of additional diseases and disorders. The state Department of Public Health will consider the recommendations.

Besides chronic migraines and PTSD, the board voted to recommend adding osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy and diabetic neuropathy to the list of qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program.