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US foundation will study effects of cannabis on PTSD

Across the US, an estimated 22 veterans lose their lives each day due to their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the California-based Battle Brothers Foundation, the causes of death range from opioid overdoses to suicide. In late February, the foundation received approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to conduct an observational study of […]

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Use of dispensary cannabis reduces symptoms of PTSD

For years, word-of-mouth has pointed to the benefit of using cannabis to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yet, despite medical cannabis having been authorized by 24 US states for the treatment of PTSD, most doctors won’t prescribe it for their patients, citing a lack of epidemiological and clinical trial evidence. (South Dakota is […]

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Iowa board supports adding PTSD to limited medical cannabis program

An Iowa medical marijuana board approved post-traumatic stress disorder and intellectual disability with aggression as conditions allowed to be treated by MMJ, moves that should boost the relatively small market. The Iowa Board of Medicine must concur before the two are added as qualifying conditions for medical cannabis. Marijuana Business Factbook projects that Iowa’s limited […]

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PTSD now treatable with medical marijuana in NY

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that can legally be treated with medical marijuana in the state. The move opens another sales avenue for MMJ businesses operating in a state that has been stymied by restrictive regulations. The PTSD bill was part of a […]

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Delaware eases PTSD patient access to medical marijuana

Delaware’s four medical marijuana dispensaries could see an uptick in business thanks to a change in state law that makes it easier for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder to obtain MMJ. Under the new law, PTSD patients can get a recommendation for medical cannabis from any licensed physician. Previously, PTSD patients had to receive a […]

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Minnesota medical cannabis market opens to PTSD patients

Minnesotans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are now permitted to start buying medical marijuana from the state’s dispensaries, potentially providing a boost to the state’s sluggish MMJ program. Minnesota approved PTSD as a new qualifying condition late in 2016, but patients weren’t permitted to obtain medical cannabis to treat the illness until Aug. 1. […]

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Delaware removes barrier to MMJ access for PTSD patients

Delaware’s governor signed a new law to make it easier for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to obtain medical marijuana, a move likely to boost MMJ sales in the state. Although PTSD was already a qualifying condition in the state, those patients were previously required to get authorization from a psychiatrist before being allowed […]

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New Hampshire adds chronic pain, PTSD to medical MJ conditions

New Hampshire has added chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program, a move that could significantly boost the state’s struggling MMJ industry. New Hampshire’s governor recently signed House Bill 160 adding the two conditions, according to Foster’s Daily Democrat. A January report by New Hampshire’s health […]

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New York poised to add PTSD to MMJ qualifying conditions

New York’s five medical cannabis licensees are a signature away from being able to serve patients that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The state legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to a bill that would add PTSD to the qualifying conditions list for medical marijuana in the state. The bill heads now to Gov. […]

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Colorado adds PTSD to medical marijuana qualifying conditions

Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries soon could experience an uptick in sales now that the state has made post-traumatic stress disorder a qualifying condition. Under the measure – which the governor signed into law Monday – military veterans and other patients with a physician’s recommendation will be permitted to buy medical cannabis for PTSD, the Denver Post reported. Sales […]

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Colorado lawmakers pass bill adding PTSD to MMJ conditions list

The Colorado Legislature has approved a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to its list of medical ailments that qualify patients for medical marijuana, a move that could provide a shot in the arm to the state’s MMJ industry. The state Senate signed off on the measure Tuesday, and the bill now heads to […]

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