People have used marijuana, also called cannabis, for a variety of health conditions for at least 3,000 years. More recently, individual components of marijuana or similar synthetic substances have also been used for health purposes. These substances are called cannabinoids. (NCCIH)
In the State of Michigan, The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act considers the following “debilitating medical conditions” that allow for the use of medical marihuana to treat their condition: “Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, nail patella, or the treatment of these conditions.”
As of July 2018, eleven new medical conditions have also been added to this list: Arthritis, Autism, Chronic Pain, Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Parkinson’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Cord Injury, Tourette’s Syndrome, and Ulcerative Colitis.