Oregon Measure to Add PTSD as a Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition Advances

By a vote of 4-1, Oregon’s Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved Senate Bill 281, moving it past its Marijuanainitial hurdle towards becoming law. The bill 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 is now expected to move to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where its approval would send it towards a full Senate vote.

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

– TheJointBlog

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