Citing A Lack Of Medical Research Showing Pots Effectiveness Treating Ptsd, The States Major Medical Societies Also Oppose Pot For Ptsd.

Pot pioneer Colorado just now taking look at PTSD treatment But doctors here medical marijuana still cannot recommend marijuanas use to treat post-traumatic stress, forcing sufferers to pay higher taxes for recreational pot. Many Colorado PTSD patients interested in pot say they lie to doctors about having chronic pain, allowing them to qualify for medical pot cards. A bill headed to the state Senate would make PTSD the 10th ailment eligible for medical pot in Colorado. Passage would make Colorado the 20th state to allow doctors to recommend pot for PTSD. Colorados Medical Board has rejected post-traumatic stress as an ailment eligible for pot art least four times. Citing a lack of medical research showing pots effectiveness treating PTSD, the states major medical societies also oppose pot for PTSD. There are well-known, proven treatments for PTSD, said Dr. Adam Burstein, testifying against the bill on behalf of the Colorado Medical Society and the Colorado Psychiatric Association. But other physicians testified that marijuana treatments for PTSD are already common and that the change wouldnt require pot treatment, just allow doctors to consider it. There is an institutional bias against marijuana in the medical profession, said Dr.

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