Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD
Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has reportedly more than doubled in the last two years.
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana.
Against the backdrop of the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this month he’d sign legislation making New York the latest in a fast-rising tide of states to OK therapeutic pot as a PTSD treatment, though it’s illegal under federal law and doesn’t boast extensive, conclusive medical research.
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