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New York Assembly Adds PTSD to Medical Marijuana Conditions

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The New York State Assembly voted 131-8 in favor of a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions.

Bill A 7006 now heads for a Senate vote before hopefully heading to the Governor’s desk to become a law. If you live in New York, MPP and Marijuana.com urge you to contact your Senators and tell them why New Yorkers with PTSD need access to medical cannabis.

The National Center for PTSD acknowledges CBD (cannabidiol) as an aid to PTSD, while past studies have shown medical marijuana reduces PTSD symptoms in military veterans.

In late March, New York added chronic pain to its list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions.

With its vertically integrated cannabis businesses flailing, hopefully, these new qualifying conditions will boost the health of New Yorkers and the state’s cannabis economy.

The following eight Assembly Members of voted against the inclusion of “post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition permitting the use of medical marihuana” for New Yorkers:

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