Gov. Cuomo just signed the bill that allows people with PTSD to get medical marijuana in NY State ! This is huge. Now folks suffering PTSD from military service, law enforcement, fire fighting, or life traumas can benefit from medical marijuana. We know that THC and CBD can be effective to help sleep, decrease anxiety … More Med Marijuana for PTSD is now in New York !
The official policy of the VA system is that medical marijuana is still a Schedule I drug under federal law, so they will not recommend or provide it. However, the VA has a policy about veterans who are in state regulated medical marijuana programs. This Veterans Administration policy clearly states that the VA cannot deny … More Medical Marijuana and the VA healthcare system
New York State is considering adding PTSD as an approved condition in the NYS Medical Marijuana Program. This is a Very Good Idea. There is a ton of experience out there indicating that marijuana works for anxiety in lots of different people, especially veterans who suffer with PTSD . Don’t expect the VA system to … More PTSD and medical marijuana
Here’s an article from Leafly May 2016 listing Med Marijuana conditions approved (then) in which states. Medical Marijuana can be used to treat PTSD in the following states: Arizona California Connecticut Delaware DC Massachusetts New Jersey New Mexico Hey, I don’t see New York on this list ! Contact your NY State legislator and tell … More Med Marijuana for PTSD: which states?
New York has approved medical marijuana for ten conditions so far. What about Illinois? Illinois has approved 39 conditions for medical marijuana including fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic brain injury, postconcussive syndrome, and PTSD. Let’s start lobbying our legislators about adding conditions to the NY State Medical Marijuana Program !