The Medical Marijuana Review Panel has taken public comment on why pot should be made available by prescription to the sufferers of 22 new medical conditions.
That would be in addition to the 17 medical conditions that medical marijuann can currently be prescribed to address. The panel of doctors led by the state’s top health official,
Dr. Eden Wells will have to discern which ailments are actually helped by Marijuana and which are situations where a little giggle-weed certainly couldn’t hurt.
The recommendations come from various sources, including what other states have on their lists, a research group and from petitions.
They plan to meet this Friday to begin going down the list one at a time. Whatever they recommend will go to officials in the state’s licensing bureau for a final decision.
It could all become moot if voters decide in November to legalize marijuana for recreational use.
The list of conditions proposed for addition are: Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Brain injury, Chronic pain, Colitis, Diabetes, Depression, Gastric Ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Non-severe and non-chronic pain, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Organ Transplant, Panic attacks, Parkinson’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schizophrenia, Social Anxiety Disorder, Spinal cord injury, Tourette’s Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis.