New Jersey Legislature Passes Bill to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis ConditionRoughly a month and a half after being approved by the state’s Assembly, New Jersey’s full Senate has given approval to legislation that would add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical cannabis condition. Assembly Bill 457 now goes to Governor Chris Christie for final consideration; Christie has not made a public comment on the measure.

“For many veterans, the effects of PTSD are not always healed by time and can be lasting and profound,” said Assemblyman Tim Eustace. “When it comes to PTSD, medical marijuana holds the promise of providing significant relief as it does for many other illnesses and conditions that are not easily treatable with traditional medication.”

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