Michigan Medical Marijuana Law Challenged: State Senate Bill 977 Would Ban Glaucoma Patient Use
The sponsor of a state Senate bill in Michigan is looking to outlaw the use of medical marijuana by glaucoma patients.
In 2008, voters passed the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, which allows state-registered patients to use the herb to treat certain medical conditions. Senate Bill 977, approved in a state Senate committee last week, would prevent the state licensing agency from issuing medical marijuana cards for glaucoma and remove it from the list of debilitating conditions.
Several studies in the 1970s showed that smoking marijuana could lower interocular pressure for people with glaucoma, according to the “Western Journal of Medicine.”