Oregon Committee Approves Legislation to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition

Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure yesterday, with a 3-2 vote, that would add PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) to OreMedical Marijuanagon’s medical cannabis program. The bill passed its initial committee last month, 4-1. If passed, the measure would make Oregon the 4th state in the country – joining Connecticut, Delaware and New Mexico – to allow PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) to be used as a qualifying condition to receive a medical cannabis authorization.

The bill now moves to a full Senate vote, where its passage would send it to the House, then the governor for final approval.

Recent research indicates that cannabis can be helpful in treating PTSD, and may even help prevent it, if administered quickly after a traumatic experience.


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