Veterans: marijuana eases PTSD
Published: June 5, 2012 at 8:19 am
Current law only allows patients with chronic pain, cancer and other debilitating conditions to qualify.
Only two states include PTSD as a qualifying condition.
Veterans have testified at hearings and in letters that in some cases, cannabis helps their pain more than prescription pain drugs.
Since May, nearly 28,000 patients have participated in the state’s program. Health officials estimate the inclusion of PTSD could add as many as 20,000 new patients.
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