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Colorado: SB-017 could allow PTSD as qualifying condition for medical marijuana program You are at: Home » Law & Politics »Colorado: PTSD Legislation Advanced by House and Senate Colorado: PTSD Legislation Advanced by House and Senate On April 20, 2017, the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee in both the Colorado Senate and House officially signed off on advancing legislation that could eventually add Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for Colorado’s medical marijuana program. Passed by a 34 to 1 vote, Senate Bill 17-017 initially garnered strong support on the Senate floor during March. Approved by the House of Representatives on 4/20 after being slightly modified, SB17-017 will now head back for a final vote before the Senate. If passed again by the full Senate, SB17-017 would then require the signature of Gov. John Hickenlooper to be enacted. Qualifying PTSD patients must receive their diagnosis from a licensed mental health professional who has been able to provide a “full assessment of the patient’s medical history.” The doctor/patient relationship must be a “bona fide physician-patient relationship.” Juvenile patients under the age of 18 must possess two diagnoses of PTSD from two independent physicians. Colorado’s parents will need to write a letter to the Department of Health, stating they consent to the use of medical marijuana for their juvenile child. Hoping to join the long list of states that have already approved medical marijuana as an effectual treatment for PTSD , SB17-017 mandates the patient have a “disabling medical condition” that has been “diagnosed by a licensed mental health provider or physician.” Initially, the Centennial State rolled out its medical marijuana law in 2001. At the time, Colorado’s original list of qualifying conditions consisted of only eight illnesses: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, cachexia, persistent medical marijuana muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea and severe pain. After 16 years and much research, not a single new qualifying condition has been added to the original list of eight qualifying conditions.

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