Three new qualifying medical marijuana conditions were approved this week, bringing the list to 25.
The Ohio State Medical Board approved Huntington’s disease, terminal illness and spasticity to the list. They join a list that includes HIV/AIDS, cancer and chronic pain.
Huntington’s disease is a rare brain disease that is inherited. It causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. Huntington’s disease has a broad impact on a person’s functional abilities and usually results in movement, thinking (cognitive) and psychiatric disorders. With spasticity or severe muscle spasms, a person’s muscles stiffen or tighten and can’t be stretched. This can affect movement and speech., or muscle spasms.
The board voted to reject petitions to add autism…