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Panel approves new conditions for medical marijuana use

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Autism is one step closer to being an approved condition for medical marijuana use in Michigan. A panel met today to consider petitions to add almost two dozen items to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

The panel denied conditions like anxiety and panic attacks. But it did approve 10 new conditions – including Autism and Parkinson’s Disease.

Amie Carter has an eleven-year-old son who’s Autistic. She says he used to be violent and unmanageable until he started using medical marijuana for other conditions.

“His behaviors are completely different and his mind is working like it has never worked before.”

All the recommendations will go to the director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for a final decision.