CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSIONER ACCEPTS BOARD OF PHYSICIANS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONDITIONS
“The Board of Physicians’ public hearings are an incredibly important part of this process,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, “I want to thank the members of the public for their brave testimony, and the Board for their thoughtful discussion of these new conditions.”
The Board’s recommendations are:
- Remove “Intractable Migraines” and add “Intractable Headache Syndromes”
- Remove “Trigeminal Neuralgia” and add “Neuropathic Facial Pain”
Those who wish to petition the Board of Physicians may visit DCP’s website here for the process, and any questions can be directed via email to email@example.com.
There are currently 19,124 medical marijuana patients, and 724 certifying physicians registered with the state’s program. Today, there are 22 conditions that qualify adult patients for medical marijuana, and 6 conditions that qualify patients under 18. The Board of Physicians consists of 9 members found here.
As a result of Board of Physicians public hearings this year, DCP will be adding 7 new conditions to the state’s medical marijuana regulations. If those conditions are all approved through the regulatory process, there will be 29 conditions that qualify adults, and 7 that qualify patients under 18.
Lora Rae Anderson
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