Illinois ordered to rethink medical marijuana for migraines

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered Illinois health officials to reconsider their decision not to include migraine headaches on the list of conditions that qualify for use of medical marijuana in the state.

The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2alSY7m ) reports that a Cook County judge overturned Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah’s denial of a petition to add migraines to the list.

The court ruling was in response to a suit filed by an unidentified man who has already been using marijuana to treat his headaches. Attorney Robert Bauerschmidt says the middle-aged man has suffered severe migraines since adolescence.

The judge ordered Shah to reconsider evidence presented to the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board before its members voted to recommend approving marijuana to treat migraines.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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