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In Colorado, Medical Marijuana Can Be Prescribed For Eight Debilitating Conditions,  including Severe Pain, Cancer, And Seizures.

Some PTSD patients say that marijuana alleviates some of their symptoms, including anxiety and insomnia. This November, Montana voters will decide whether to add PTSD to their medical program. in Colorado, medical marijuana can be prescribed for eight debilitating conditions,  including severe pain, cancer, and seizures. But Amendment 20, which legalized MMJ in in 2001, also includes a provision allowing patients or medical providers to petition Colorado health agencies to add ailments that can be treated by medical marijuana. So far, though, the Colorado Board of Health has rejected every petition to add a qualifying condition, including four separate petitions to add PTSD. Last year the board rejected the most recent application , citing a lack of clinical evidence that showed marijuana’s efficacy in treating those suffering from PTSD. After that decision, five PTSD patients — a sexual-assault survivor and four colorado marijuana veterans — filed a complaint against the Board of Health. The lawsuit is currently on appeal at the Colorado Court of Appeals. Marijuana and PTSD: Dispensary owner Wanda James reaches out to vets Mark Salley, communications director at the state Department of Public Health and Environment, says that the department is currently “neutral” on the issue of medical marijuana as a treatment for PTSD. “We have not done any research on it or conducted any interviews as of now,” Salley says.  Some PTSD patients say that marijuana alleviates some of their symptoms, including anxiety and insomnia.

To read more visit http://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-considers-adding-ptsd-to-conditions-that-qualify-for-mmj-8367582

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