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We Gave Our Blood, Sweat And Tears, Sometimes Our Lives For The Principle Of Freedom, Says Colorado Veteran Matt Kahl, Founder Of Veterans For Natural Rights And Board Member Of The Cannabis Patients Alliance.

Update: The Colorado Senate just approved SB 17-17; Kent Lambert was the only no vote. It now moves on to the House. Here’s our original story: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder may be the next addition to Colorado’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.  On January 30, the state Senate committee on Veterans and Military Affairs heard arguments for SB 17-17, the Post-Traumatic Stress Bill, before a standing-room-only crowd. State Senator Ray Scott, chair of the committee, called upon victims, veterans, physicians and advocates to testify on behalf of cannabis use for stress disorders, including PTSD. Colorado Legislative Hearing Today on Adding PTSD to Qualifying Medical Conditions “It’s about freedom. We gave our blood, sweat and tears, sometimes our lives for the principle of freedom,” says Colorado veteran Matt Kahl, founder of Veterans for Natural Rights and board member of the Cannabis Patients Alliance. Kahl had joined a group strategy meeting on January 25, where representatives of the Cannabis Patients Alliance, Strong Alliance  and Veterans for Natural Rights  organized support for SB 17. For years, advocates have been hoping to change the minds of officials at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,  the agency medical marijuana involved in approving new conditions.

To read more visit http://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-bill-to-allow-mmj-for-ptsd-and-stress-disorders-moves-out-of-committee-8751715

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