SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As of July 1, Minnesota patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can register to receive medical cannabis through the state’s medical cannabis program.
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The legislative session in Albany officially ended last week and medical marijuana advocacy groups are wondering where one of the laws that was passed stands.
ALBANY, New York, June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program has received final approval from state lawmakers and is headed to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Concerns from a special interest group and a state agency torpedoed a bill that would expand access to Delaware’s medical marijuana program.
Marijuana grown by the federal government for research purposes does not have the same quality as the pot from other sources. Until recently, the U.S. federal government had to grow all the marijuana that would be used in scientific research, but researchers have found the government’s pot to be, essentially, irrelevant.
Sue Sisley, M.D., is leading the way in studying medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder. In her talk, “Coping With PTSD,” hear Sisley discuss the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical marijuana in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.
In Minnesota, medicinal cannabis companies and the state’s health commissioner disagree with the state Veterans Affairs regarding the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. The controversy centers around the commissioner’s decision to include PTSD among the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana, while Veterans Affairs prohibits its use.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a new qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabis program.
Colorado lawmakers could vote to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana law, adding another state to the 18 that officially recognize cannabis as a remedy for the condition. A Colorado legislative panel voted 5-0 to add PTSD to eight other conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
New Jersey residents suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder will be able to be legally treated with marijuana under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Chris Christie. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Tim Eustace, D-Maywood, and several co-sponsors, adds PTSD to the list of ailments for which qualified patients can be treated under New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.
As Ohio’s new medical marijuana law goes into effect, stakeholders have more questions than answers, according to a Sept. 8, 2016, article by the Associated Press. The new law went into effect on Sept. 8, 2016, making Ohio the 25th state to have legalized medical marijuana, but Ohio does not have dispensaries at which qualified patients can buy it.
The American Legion, an organization of 2 million U.S. military veterans, recently passed a resolution calling on the Drug Enforcement Agency to support medical marijuana. The resolution was passed during the American Legion’s National Convention, which ran Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2016, in Cincinatti, Ohio.
Activists have collected 18,000 signatures on a petition that asks New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to sign a bill that would allow people to use medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder when it is not treatable by conventional medical means. Creators of the online petition, who work at The Joint Blog, are seeking at least 25,000 signatures.
A majority of Americans support legalization of marijuana, according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University on June 6, 2016. The poll showed 54 percent of surveyed registered voters agreed with the unqualified statement, “marijuana should be made legal in the United States,” while 41 percent opposed it.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has given the green light to a clinical study of smoked marijuana’s effectiveness for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans, according to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Seventy-six U.S. veterans will participate in the study.