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The addition of two new conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Minnesota have gone into effect as of July 1st, after being approved by the Minnesota  Department of Health in November. 

Patients with autism spectrum disorder or obstructive sleep apnea can now obtain a doctor's prescription and register with the states medical marijuana program. As of August 1, they can start accessing it. 

In a statement announcing the change, Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr Ed Ehlinger stated, “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” “However, there is increasing evidence for potential benefits of medical cannabis for those with severe autism and obstructive sleep apnea.”

In addition to Autism and Sleep Apnea, Minnesota patients can currently seek medical marijuana for the following conditions: 
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer and its related symptoms
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Intractable pain
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Seizures
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tourette Syndrome
Source: https://news.medicalmarijuanainc.com/medical-marijuana-now-available-to-minnesota-patients-with-autism-and-sleep-apnea/?

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