Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would be added as a qualifying medical cannabis condition in Rhode Island under a proposal approved by the state’s full legislature. The vote in the Senate was unanimous, and the vote in the House of Representatives was 67 to 1. It now goes to Governor Gina Raimondo for consideration.
If signed into law by Governor Raimondo, or allowed to become law without her signature, PTSD wold join conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer and epilepsy that allow an individual to purchase, possess and use medical cannabis, given of course they receive a recommendation from a physician.
Passage of the measure comes roughly a month after the House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical cannabis to their patients.
The proposal – the full text of which can be found by clicking here – will take effect immediately after passage.