Arizona Judge Orders State to Add PTSD to Medical Marijuana Program

By Drug Policy Alliance

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Arizona On the Road to Becoming Twelfth State to Provide PTSD Patients Access to Medical Marijuana; Veterans, Medical Professionals and Advocates Winning in Three Year Quest To Change Arizona Law and Acknowledge Medical Marijuana’s Benefit for PTSD

PHOENIX, AZ – After years of hard-fought efforts a coalition of patients, medical professionals, and advocates succeeded in demonstrating the medical safety and efficacy of marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the Administrative Law Judge who heard the case.

The Arizona Dept. of Health has denied all petitions submitted previously.

On Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Judge Thomas Shedden issued his ruling saying that “a preponderance of evidence shows medical marijuana provides palliative benefit to those suffering from PTSD.”

The decision is now in the hands of Will Humble, Director of Arizona Dept. of Health Services; Humble has until July 9th, 2014 to accept or appeal Judge Shedden’s decision.

Full Article:

http://www.thedailychronic.net/2014/33166/arizona-judge-orders-state-to-add-ptsd-to-medical-marijuana-program/

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