Starting in July 2018 Medical Marijuana Can Be Prescribed to People with Autism and Sleep Apnea in Minnesota
According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota has legalized the use of Medical Marijuana since 2015 but, has kept a very tightly controlled program on what it is allowed to treat.
Minnesota now permits the use for 13 conditions: Cancer with pain, nausea or vomiting, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Tourette syndrome, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Seizures, including epilepsy, Severe muscle spasms and multiple sclerosis, Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease, Terminal illness, Intractable pain and Post-traumatic stress disorder. Minnesota will be the 4th state in the country to specifically approve for autism.
Victoria Grancarich's son has a very severe form of autism and had become extremely violent towards himself and others and appeared to be in constant pain. Her son is non-verbal and also suffers from other conditions as well. Since his Dr. started treating him with medicinal marijuana within weeks his outbursts stopped and he was able to return to school.
The new ruling to include Autism and Sleep Apnea will go into effect on July 1st 2018.