Michigan Rejects Cannabis for Severe Autism

Michigan would have been the first state to add autism to a list of conditions that qualifies one for medical cannabis, but the state has rejected the request.

Supporters say cannabis derivatives, such as oil, are an effective treatment for children with extreme physical behaviour triggered by autism. But Mike Zimmer, the head of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, gave several reasons why he disagreed, but mostly citing a complete lack of scientific evidence.