Michigan Says Autism And Arthritis Now Treatable By Medical Marijuana
Michigan has added several medical conditions to the stateâ€™s list of ailments which qualify for a medical marijuana prescription.
In a release by Michiganâ€™s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), 11 â€śdebilitating medical conditionsâ€ť including autism, arthritis, Parkinsonâ€™s disease, and Touretteâ€™s Syndrome have now been deemed treatable by LARAâ€™s director Shelly Edgerton.
â€śWith the changes in state law to include marihuana-infused products, and the advancement of marihuana researchâ€¦ Iâ€™ve added these eleven conditions to the approved list,â€ť Edgerton said in the July 9 release....
I know a fellow who has smoked pot for going on fifty years. He recently had a major stroke, and he is a paranoid schizophrenic who has been in mental institutions numerous times. His family avoids him because his behavior is so aberrant and unpredictable. If that's what it costs to not have arthritis, I guess I'll just put up with the aches and pains.
I couldnâ€™t ascertain as to how marijuana oil helped people with behavioral issues, along side medical disease issues. What is the proof. The case they gave was an 11 year old autistic boy who now didnâ€™t have run ins with the police , now that heâ€™s on marijuana oil. Speculative at best, because this family didnâ€™t seem to have a support team when their alternative was cops showing up. Since that may be a communicative issue , I just donâ€™t see the health benefits from that to arthritis- too big of a jump. And again this is not what has been preached by the pro marijuana crowd. They always looked like they were part time actors working on the â€ś Billy Jackâ€ť movie.