Michigan Says Autism And Arthritis Now Treatable By Medical Marijuana
Michigan has added several medical conditions to the state‚Äôs list of ailments which qualify for a medical marijuana prescription.
In a release by Michigan‚Äôs Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), 11 ‚Äúdebilitating medical conditions‚ÄĚ including autism, arthritis, Parkinson‚Äôs disease, and Tourette‚Äôs Syndrome have now been deemed treatable by LARA‚Äôs director Shelly Edgerton.
‚ÄúWith the changes in state law to include marihuana-infused products, and the advancement of marihuana research‚Ä¶ I‚Äôve added these eleven conditions to the approved list,‚ÄĚ 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 couldn‚Äôt 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 didn‚Äôt have run ins with the police , now that he‚Äôs on marijuana oil. Speculative at best, because this family didn‚Äôt seem to have a support team when their alternative was cops showing up. Since that may be a communicative issue , I just don‚Äôt 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 ‚Äú Billy Jack‚ÄĚ movie.