NY governor signs bill on Veterans Day to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 8:52 am • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 8:52 am By The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. The PTSD bill was…

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American Legion calls for ‘direct involvement’ from VA Secretary for federally-approved cannabis PTSD study

Published: Sep 21, 2017, 10:35 am • Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 10:45 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The American Legion is calling on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to clear roadblocks threatening completion of a groundbreaking clinical study on the use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic…

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Why Is Ecstasy Being Given Priority Over Cannabis For Vets With PTSD?

Why Is Ecstasy Being Given Priority Over Cannabis For Vets With PTSD? In more news on legalization and medicine, filed under the WTF category: we learn that an Arizona research project with the intention of providing more information on the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for vets is being pushed back…

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VA roadblock hinders study on cannabis as PTSD treatment for veterans, researcher says

Published: Aug 29, 2017, 7:44 am • Updated: Aug 29, 2017, 7:56 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The first controlled clinical trial of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in U.S. military veterans is in jeopardy if the Phoenix Veterans Administration Health Care System doesn’t participate…

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After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition

Published: Jun 6, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Jun 6, 2017, 8:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Post-traumatic stress disorder is now a qualifying condition for doctor-recommended medical marijuana in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed Senate Bill 17 into law. The bill opens the doors for…

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Air Force vet: Cannabis combats my PTSD ‘100 times better’ than pharmaceuticals

Published: Jul 25, 2016, 6:35 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 2:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff During Stephen Otero’s 11½ years in the Air Force, it was always easier being on duty in combat than being home. A combat photographer, Otero deployed with the Army and Marines…

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Delaware Senate makes it easier for those with PTSD to get medical marijuana

Published: May 19, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 11:12 am By Randall Chase, The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — The state Senate has approved a revised bill regarding regulations for medical marijuana in Delaware, two days after the original measure failed to win passage amid unaddressed concerns…

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