Cerebral Palsy Added to List of Approved Conditions for Medical Marijuana

Cerebral Palsy Added to List of Approved Conditions for Medical Marijuana

(LARA, March 11, 2019)

Lansing, MI- The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has approved adding Cerebral Palsy to the list of debilitating medical conditions set forth in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008.

Cerebral Palsy was approved by LARA after the Medical Marihuana Review Panel members unanimously recommended approval.

LARA also denied the condition of Chronic Aggressive Behavior after panel members unanimously recommended denial.

The Medical Marihuana Review Panel made their recommendations to the department after receiving citizen comments in February related to the petitions to add these conditions to the list of debilitating medical conditions identified in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MCL 333.26423). The approval or denial of the petitions by the department are considered final department actions.

Effective immediately, Cerebral Palsy is now added to the following current list of debilitating medical conditions already approved for medical marijuana in Michigan:

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Arthritis

Autism

Cancer

Chronic Pain

Colitis

Crohn’s Disease

Glaucoma

Hepatitis C

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nail Patella

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Parkinson’s Disease

Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Spinal Cord Injury

Tourette’s Syndrome

Ulcerative Colitis

A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces one or more of the following:

Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome

Severe and Chronic Pain

Severe Nausea

Seizures, including but not limited to those characteristic of epilepsy

Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those characteristic of multiple sclerosis

More information on marijuana regulation in Michigan can be found on the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation’s webpage at www.michigan.gov/bmr

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