An administrative law judge in Phoenix has upheld the Arizona Department of Health Services’ denial of a petition to add autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to the list of debilitating conditions covered by the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.

The petition to include autism, the judge ruled, “failed to provide evidence that the use of marijuana will provide therapeutic or palliative benefit to an individual suffering from ASD.”

The key determining factor was the lack of a “peer reviewed article that was published in a scientific journal.”

See the original article at Leafly