The latter move also is likely to give MMJ sales a shot in the arm.
The list of qualifying conditions is being expanded to include use in cancer remission therapy and opioid-addiction therapy, or for neurodegenerative and spastic movement disorders.
The list had already included AIDS, autism, cancer, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, Crohn’s disease and other conditions.
Officials say the program, under which the drug became available to patients in February, has been expanding quickly. It now encompasses 30,400 registered patients and 11,900 patients with ID cards who have obtained medical marijuana at a dispensary.
Two grower-processors are currently providing medical marijuana to nine operating dispensaries, with six more grower-processors and eight more dispensaries poised to come online in the near future.
– Associated Press