Minnesota Adds PTSD to List of Approved Conditions for Medical Marijuana Treatment

Patients can receive treatment beginning Aug. 1.

July 6, 2017
CBS Minnesota
Legislation and regulation Medical State by State: Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesotans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can now register to get medical marijuana and start receiving it next month.

The Minnesota Department of Health issued a reminder Wednesday that since the start of July PSTD patients could sign up for the medication. They can start receiving it from state-sanctioned facilities on Aug. 1.

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To get into the state’s highly-restrictive medical pot program, patients need a health care practitioner to certify that they have a qualifying condition. Aside from the recently-added PTSD, those conditions include cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, and intractable pain.

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