Minnesota state health officials are adding autism and obstructive sleep apnea to the list of qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana.
Minnesota residents are getting some good medical news. For those affected by autism or obstructive sleep apnea, relief could be on the way by July.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger announced that the two conditions will be added the list of qualifying conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. This brings the total conditions legally treatable by medical marijuana in Minnesota to 13.
Marijuana advocates requested a total of 10 conditions be added, including anxiety and dementia. Ultimately Ehlinger felt sleep apnea and autism made the strongest cases to be added.