Friday the State of Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel recommended adding Autism to the list of diagnosis that qualify for medical marijuana. The 4-2 vote was however split. “They’re more interactive, less combative. I think it actually helps them socially,” said Dr. David Crocker a Kalamazoo, MI doctor and member of the panel of autistic patients who tried Marijuana.
Michigan’s Chief Medical Executive, Dr Eden Wells voted no saying, “I would prefer that this were left in the hands of those that are caring for those that are severely ill, and that know very much about how they treat, and that would be in the pediatric neurology specialty.”
The final say on if Medical Marijuana can be used for Autism in Michigan rests with the head of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs who is expected to make a decision by the end of October.