Last Week The State Assembly Approved New Legislation, And This Week It Advanced In The Senate.

Last week Green Rush the State Assembly approved new legislation, and this week it advanced in the Senate. New legislation would add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program. “We have a lot of veterans who are not being treated adequately or are not responsive to treatment, so medical marijuana which is in essence is a natural way to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,” said Dr. Laszol Mechtler, Director of DENT Cannabis Clinic in Buffalo. Currently, there are 29 states that allow medical marijuana as treatment and 26 states are approved to treat PTSD as a qualifying condition. In New York State, more than 17,000 patients receive medical marijuana from a licensed medical professional. It’s used to treat serious illnesses like cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease and most recently, chronic pain. Under this new legislation, veterans and anyone suffering from PTSD  would be able to use medical marijuana as treatment. “Medical marijuana has two components, THC and CBD. The CBD component helps with sleeping, helps with anxiety, helps individuals react to stress,” said Dr.Mechtler. Dr.

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