Michigan Expands Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

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In this March 19, 2014, photo, Chuck Ream of Ann Arbor grows cannabis as a registered medical marijuana patient and a caregiver for four others. He shines green light to see during a cycle of the plants’ growth when they cannot be exposed to regular light. Michigan voters legalized growing certain amounts of medical marijuana in 2008. (Emma Fidel/AP)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have significantly expanded the list of conditions approved for treatment by medical marijuana.

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on Monday added 11 medical conditions deemed debilitating by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008. They are:

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Denied conditions include anxiety, asthma, brain injury, panic attacks, depression and diabetes.

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Existing entries on the list include post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and severe and chronic pain.

Officials say they received public comments related to petitions to add conditions to the list. They add the final decisions reflect changes in state law to include marijuana-infused products and advancing research.

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