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Medical Marijuana Use May Include Parkinson's Disease

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A hearing to consider legalizing medical marijuana use for Parkinson's disease was held Friday at the Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing.

Michigan has not added any illnesses for marijuana treatment since it was first approved by voters in 2008. Last month a panel met to discuss adding more for use, and Parkinson's was the only one chosen.

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that causes tremors and coordination problems. Among the celebrities who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease are Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, written comments will be accepted until March 11th.

The Medical Marijuana Panel will make their recommendation to the Director of the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department based on the feedback they received. A final decision is expected to come sometime during spring.

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