Bill to allow medical marijuana for PTSD advances in Oregon

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Legislation which would add PTSD to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana may be recommended in the state of Oregon was approved by a state Senate committee on Feb. 28. The Salem (OR) Statesman-Journal reported on March 1, 2013, that:

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed Senate Bill 281 on a 4-1 vote, referring it to the Senate President’s desk where it will be assigned another committee. It’s expected to move to the Senate Judiciary Committee next.

Use of medical marijuana is currently allowed in the state for patients with certain debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV and AIDS. The bill would add PTSD to that list.

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