2018 – New Conditions Qualified For Medical Marijuana Treatment in Michigan

2018 - New Conditions Qualified For Medical Marijuana Treatment in Michigan

Marijuana being a natural herb can treat several medical conditions with negligible side-effects. The incredible positive therapeutic outcomes of medical cannabis have been observed in many research studies.

Presently,  30 states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and Michigan is one among them all. The process of acquiring a medical marijuana recommendation may vary with the Specific State’s Laws and Policies. Each of the 30 states does not have unique requirements for obtaining a medical cannabis card

For example, laws for medical cannabis in Los Angeles are similar to Michigan which are situated far from each other.

If we look at the statistical data of marijuana cardholders currently, more than 290,000 holders in Michigan are using marijuana for their health condition.

Legalized medical marijuana in each state is eligible to treat specific medical conditions. The number of eligible health conditions do not thus remain the same in every state. Michigan recently added 11 more health conditions to their list.

That makes total of 22 medical conditions that are eligible for medical marijuana treatment in Michigan.  

Read more to know about newly added or rejected medical conditions in Michigan as of 2018

2018 – List Of 11 New Conditions Along With Already Approved In Michigan

Michiganians were already enjoying the benefits of medical marijuana to treat glaucoma, ALS, Hepatitis C, PTSD, cancer and several more disorders. But instead of all these indications, many patients were calling for the access of more conditions which are likely to be eligible for marijuana use.

It seems that the state government did listen to their request.

In July 2018, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Director Shelly Edgerton approved to add eleven new diseases to the list of debilitating health conditions.

The qualified new conditions in Michigan along with existing ones for medical cannabis are listed in the table below:  

Michigan’s Total Medical Conditions Qualified For Medical Marijuana As Of 2018

New Approved Medical Conditions

Already Approved Medical Conditions

ArthritisPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Chronic PainGlaucoma
ColitisPositive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseAcquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Obsessive Compulsive DisorderHepatitis C
Parkinson’sAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Rheumatoid ArthritisCrohn’s Disease
Spinal Cord InjuryAgitation of Alzheimer’s disease
Tourette’s SyndromeNail Patella, or the treatment of these conditions.
Ulcerative ColitisA chronic or debilitating disease that results in wasting syndrome: severe and chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, and severe and persistent muscle spasms.

So good news for patients who were eager to try medical cannabis for Parkinson’s, chronic pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis and several other health problems.

Rejected Medical Conditions in Michigan

Even now there are a few conditions which are denied by the government to qualify for medical cannabis treatment.

  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Brain injury
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Non-severe and non-chronic pain
  • Organ transplant
  • Panic attacks
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social anxiety disorder

Why are the above conditions rejected? When several research studies have examined the effectiveness of Marijuana and many of its compounds (cannabinoids)  to treat many of the conditions like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and social anxiety disorder.

On the other hand, several states like Los Angeles,  have approved Medical marijuana to treat most of the above conditions. You can get treatment of anxiety, depression, schizophrenia with medical cannabis in Los Angeles.

These conditions can thus also be approved for qualifying medical marijuana treatment in Michigan without any doubt and should be removed from the rejected list.

Future Outlook of Marijuana in Michigan

The residents of Michigan have been enjoying legalized medical Marijuana for serious and chronically ill patients since 2008. After legalization, the state has been performing well in the medical industry and has seen a wide expansion of medical cannabis dispensaries.

Recently, on August 9, 2018, the Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board approved licenses for two more testing facilities. The state is currently focusing on the recreational legalization of marijuana on the 2018 ballot and initiative on the ballot will appear in November 2018.