State considers adding PTSD to medical marijuana list

1116-medical-marijuana hbtv hemp beach tvThe list of conditions that allow patients to use medical marijuana in Oregon may be expanded to add post-traumatic stress disorder.

Senate Bill 281 would amend state law to add PTSD to a list of medical pot ailments that includes AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, cachexia, extreme pain, severe nausea, seizures and persistent muscle spasms.

Oregon voters rejected a statewide initiative to legalize marijuana in November, but the number of medical marijuana cardholders has grown to over 54,000 and continues to rise.
The vast majority of Oregon’s medical marijuana patients list severe pain as a debilitating medical condition for using the drug.

The proposal to add PTSD will be discussed at a work session in the Senate Committee on Health Care and Human Services scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 in Salem.

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