The Arizona Department of Health Services has received petitions to expand the state’s medical-marijuana program to include treatment of sleeping disorders and skin conditions.
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, approved by voters in 2010, requires the state health department to periodically accept and evaluate petitions to see whether to allow new medical conditions into the program.
In July, state health Director Will Humble refused to expand the program to include depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and migraines. He and a panel of medical experts, working from a University of Arizona study, determined there is insufficient scientific evidence to show the risks or benefits of using marijuana with those conditions.
Humble has said he will expand the program only if there is scientific evidence to support permanently adding conditions to the list.
He is expected to decide about the sleeping disorders and skin conditions within the next few months.
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