New qualifying conditions for medical marijuana adopted

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The medical cannabis regulatory commission has adopted five new qualifying conditions for the program in a meeting today.

Depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, chronic pain, and autism have been added to the list of approved debilitating conditions for medicinal marijuana use.

The motion to place some of these additional conditions was introduced by commission member Aline Yamashita in a previous meeting but was tabled so more information could be gathered from the medical community.

Guam’s laws currently allow patients suffering from conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, spinal cord damage, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions to register in the medical marijuana program.

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