That List Includes Cancer, Specific Spinal Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, And Chronic Pain.

Weinberg noted. “What’s been amazing to me in the year and a half I’ve been doing this is finding out how powerful cannabis is as a medicine.” Dr. Weinberg recently renewed his license with the Drug Enforcement Administration, which states on its website that marijuana can be negatively associated with a number of syndromes. But Weinberg thinks PTSD should be added to the list of 11 illnesses that can be treated here in New York with cannabis. That list includes cancer, specific spinal injuries, multiple sclerosis, and chronic pain. Weinberg thinks PTSD sufferers could be greatly helped by Medical marijuana medical cannabis. “It removes a lot of the memories that are very painful and allows them to be filtered out,” Weinberg said. The Democratic-controlled New York State Assembly recently passed a bill that would allow medical marijuana’s use to treat PTSD in the state. Advocates contacted PIX11, claiming state senator, Thomas Croci—himself a veteran—was resisting passage. When we reached Senator Croci’s office in Albany, his chief of staff said the senator was in session but told us, “He has some concerns.” Apparently, Senator Croci is worried that turning to medical marijuana for treatment could present new problems for those veterans already struggling with addiction issues. Recently, the new Veterans Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin, was asked his opinions on medical marijuana, a politically-sensitive matter.

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