Medical marijuana use rejected for intractable pain, autism

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health has rejected intractable pain and autism spectrum disorder as medical conditions that could be treated with medical cannabis. Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah on Monday noted in rejecting the petitions that none of information submitted demonstrated an individual diagnosed with intractable pain or autism spectrum disorder could benefit from medical cannabis. Illinois law lists dozens of diseases that can qualify a patient for cannabis use.