LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – With the ongoing debate over what medical marijuana should be used for, Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation held a public hearing today in Lansing.
One mother says the use of medical marijuana has helped her son more than she ever thought possible.
The purpose of this meeting was to give people a voice in their concerns over the need for certain medical conditions, including autism and anxiety, to be added to the list of medical conditions qualifying for medical marijuana treatment.
Before medical marijuana, Amie Carter had to calm her son Jayden at least eight times a day.
“He is going on almost a year with no encounters with the police, which was kind of a regular thing for us,” said Carter.
Jayden was diagnosed with autism when he was young and Carter couldn’t find the right medicine to work for him.
But now after taking cannabis oil, Carter says Jayden is living a better life.
“Now he’s saying ‘Mom, look at that