Senator Seeking to Add PTSD to Montana’s Medical Cannabis Program

Yesterday Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 310, which would add PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder – to Montana_Marijuanathe state’s list of conditions that qualify an individual to become an authorized medical cannabis patient.

The committee didn’t hold a vote on the measure, which will be held at a later date. This leaves some crucial time for constituents and supporters of the measure to contact members of the committee, urging them to support Senate Bill 310.

When you do, make sure to point out recent science which indicates that cannabis can be helpful in treating PTSD, and may help prevent it if administered in a timely fashion.

Currently there are only a handful of conditions that allow an individual to qualify as a patient in the state, including cancer and epilepsy.

Three states – Connecticut, Delaware and New Mexico – have PTSD listed as a qualifying condition eligible to legally use medical cannabis. A senate committee in Oregon heard public testimony on a similar bill earlier this month.

– TheJointBlog

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