Michigan criminal defense attorney Michael Komorn has helped citizens submit more than 100 petitions to add illnesses to the state’s medical cannabis qualifying conditions list, according to a report from MINORML board member Rick Thompson’s Social Revolution. More than 20 of those petitions have been accepted by the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation.
The petitions accepted by the agency include:
Anxiety Depression Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Panic Attacks Schizophrenia Social Anxiety Disorder Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Brain Injury Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury Asthma Diabetes Colitis Gastric Ulcer Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative Colitis Organ Transplant Non-Severe and Non-Chronic Pain Parkinson’s Tourette’s Syndrome Autism
According to a spokesperson for Komorn Law, the team plans on “fixing” some of the rejected petitions and resubmitting them to regulators for consideration. David Harns, the spokesman for the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which oversees the medical cannabis bureau, indicated that the agency hopes to have a meeting date to consider some of the accepted petitions by the end of the month; although he did not indicate which petitions would be reviewed by the panel.
The report indicates, state officials have previously approved medical cannabis access for post-traumatic stress disorder via the petition process but has rejected many other conditions, including autism.