New York Senate Advances Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana as PTSD Treatment

May 15, 2017

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — State lawmakers are getting closer to opening up access for medical marijuana coverage to those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Last week the State Assembly approved new legislation, and last week it advanced in the Senate.

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New legislation would add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program.

“We have a lot of veterans who are not being treated adequately or are not responsive to treatment, so medical marijuana which is in essence is a natural way to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” said Dr. Laszol Mechtler, Director of DENT Cannabis Clinic in Buffalo.

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