Search Results

Keywords: PTSD

Johns Hopkins backs out of cannabis PTSD study

April 3, 2017

Johns Hopkins University has pulled out of a federally sanctioned study on using medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder over a disagreement with a research group involved in the study. Losing Hopkins is a major setback for the research program, which has been approved by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Any findings that show cannabis […]

Read More

Arizona court backs limits on cannabis PTSD recommendations

March 17, 2017

Arizona’s Court of Appeals ruled that the former director of the state’s Department of Health Services did not violate the law when he decreed that doctors may recommend medical marijuana to treat only the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, not the illness itself. Voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act in 2010. The health services director at […]

Read More

PTSD adds momentum to New Jersey’s MMJ program

January 6, 2017 · Updated January 10, 2017

More than 450 people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder have enrolled in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program since mid-September, when Gov. Chris Christie agreed to add PTSD to the list of treatable conditions for MMJ. The PTSD enrollees amount to about 4% of the 10,800 MMJ patients who legally buy medical cannabis from one of New […]

Read More

Minnesota approves PTSD for medical cannabis program

December 1, 2016

Minnesota’s two medical marijuana producers will be getting a bigger patient base and more ways to deliver MMJ to patients under a new ruling released Thursday by the state’s health department. Medical patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will be able to start making MMJ purchases in August, and the two medical cannabis producers will […]

Read More

Colorado poised to add PTSD to medical cannabis conditions list

September 22, 2016 · Updated October 4, 2016

A panel of state lawmakers voted 5-0 to recommend adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions under Colorado’s medical marijuana law. It’s a major shift for a state that up to now hasn’t endorsed the use of medical cannabis for PTSD, the Associated Press reported. The vote isn’t legally binding, but is rather […]

Read More

Thousands of people ask New Jersey’s Christie to add PTSD

September 6, 2016 · Updated October 18, 2016

An outspoken opponent of legalized cannabis, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming under pressure to sign legislation that would add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. The inclusion of PTSD would be a shot in the arm for the state’s MMJ industry, given that many […]

Read More

Army’s Top Doc Won’t Back Medical Cannabis for PTSD

August 22, 2016

The U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Nadja West, has declined to support the use of medical cannabis for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. West’s opposition deals a setback to efforts in the cannabis industry to extend the use of medical marijuana for treatment of PTSD, a common ailment among vets. The condition afflicts between […]

Read More

Rhode Island Adds PTSD to Medical Cannabis List

July 15, 2016 · Updated July 18, 2016

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law legislation adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that are treatable with medical cannabis. It’s not clear how many new patients this will mean for the state’s three licensed dispensaries, but the market could expand significantly. Through July 5, there were 14,693 patients with approved medical-marijuana […]

Read More

Add PTSD to Medical Cannabis List, Judge Tells Illinois

June 29, 2016

A judge in Illinois’ Cook County ordered the state’s medical marijuana program to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for MMJ within 30 days. In what the Associated Press described as a “sternly worded” ruling, Judge Neil Cohen said the state’s medical cannabis director, Nirav Shah, wrongly ignored a state program […]

Read More

DEA gives OK to PTSD medical cannabis trials

April 22, 2016 · Updated December 22, 2016

Never say never. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has, at long last, approved a scientific study in which military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will be treated with medical marijuana, potentially expanding the market for MMJ businesses. It’s the first such study of its kind. Moreover, more states could add PTSD to their list of […]

Read More

Rhode Island May Add PTSD to MMJ Condition List

February 15, 2016 · Updated February 16, 2016

Rhode Island’s three medical cannabis dispensaries could be in for a big boost in their customer base if a proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying MMJ conditions becomes law. A Rhode Island senator unveiled the legislation on Monday, saying it’s responsibility to help treat military veterans suffering from PTSD. Currently, […]

Read More

Washington State Dispensaries to Benefit From PTSD Addition

July 24, 2015

A week after Colorado shot down an attempt to add post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis, a new law goes into effect today in Washington State to do just that. The new law makes Washington the 11th state to allow PTSD patients to obtain medical marijuana. The move will help expand […]

Read More