The AZ Medical Marijuana Act also requires us to periodically accept petitions to permanently add new medical conditions to the list of conditions that qualify folks for a card. In Jan 2012, we’ve received petitions to add PTSD 1; PTSD 2; Depression; Migraines; and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In short- I didn’t approve the petitions because of the lack of published data regarding the risks and benefits of using Cannabis to treat or provide relief for the petitioned conditions.
We’ll begin accepting petitions to add debilitating conditions tomorrow; July24th-July31. Our medical team will meet after that to get me an initial analysis regarding whether any petitions we receive meet the screening criteria. Assuming we receive qualified petitions, I’ll need to make a final decision by December 2013. Our website shows folks how, what, where, and when to submit petitions.