LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - Additional medical conditions were added to a proposed bill that would allow more options for Arkansas residents seeking relief.
State Representative Douglas House, R-North Little Rock said the proposed bill was necessary.
He said a number of people have attended meetings in Little Rock who reported that many of them are using Cannabis products to treat conditions not mentioned in the Medical Marijuana Amendment.
House said he hoped to provide a solution for those seeking relief to obtain medical Cannabis legally.
“These folks are sick, that’s a given and we know that,” House said. “Number two, they’re going to use Cannabis products whether they can buy the regulated taxed and tested, safe or safer products from the State of Arkansas or they’re going to buy it on the street or they’re going to go to Oklahoma and buy it.”
Glaucoma was first taken off the proposed bill, but House said since taking it off he has heard from other Ophthalmologists who have said it’s good for certain kinds of glaucoma.
House said ultimately he wants to provide people with the qualifying medical conditions more opportunities to get their medical Cannabis license.
The rules on medical conditions for medical Cannabis is scheduled for Feb. 13.
To see the qualifying conditions on the proposed bill, click here.