Oregon Senate Votes to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

Today Oregon’s Senate approved a measure, 19-11, that would add post traumatic stress disord5B3DF573FDC0276ED310919118A6AC64er (PTSD) to Oregon’s medical cannabis program. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week with a 3-2 vote, and it passed its initial committee 4-1.

The measure now heads to the state’s House – its passage in that chamber would send it to the governor for final approval.

If the bill becomes law, Oregon would become the 4th state in the country to allow PTSD to be used as a qualifying condition to receive a medical cannabis authorization. Connecticut, Delaware and New Mexico are the other states.

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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