Thursday, March 20, 2014

PTSD added to medical marijuana-worthy conditions in Michigan

A state official has reluctantly added post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan.

Steve Arwood, who heads the agency that oversees the program, said he’s following the recommendation of an advisory panel, especially the affirmative vote of Michigan’s chief medical executive, Dr. Matthew Davis.

“I do remain very concerned with the scope of this approval and the process in general. … First, the condition of PTSD is a mental health issue. Granting this approval steps Michigan away from the use of marijuana for disease of the body or chronic pain symptoms of a physical nature,” Arwood said in an order dated last Friday. Continue Reading...