Should PTSD Be a Qualifying Ailment for Medical Marijuana in Arizona?

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Yesterday, we brought you the top five reasons why post-traumatic stress disorder should be on the list of qualifying ailments under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.

We propose these reasons because the state's Department of Health Services recently rejected adding PTSD to the list. Medical marijuana use for anxiety, migraine headaches, and depression was also ruled out.

As for PTSD, the University of Arizona's College of Public Health report says researchers "could not find any research that directly addressed the key questions of the benefits and harms of marijuana use for the treatment of PTSD."

PTSD's been getting a lot of attention for its prominence in war veterans, and there's plenty of anecdotal evidence that suggests some weed helps alleviate some of the symptoms.

It can be added to the list of ailments at some point down the road, but it's a no-go for now.
That said, should PTSD be added as a qualifying ailment for the state's medical marijuana program?

Cast your vote below:


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5 comments
ptcgaz
ptcgaz

hopefully they will add things like depression and insomnia as qualifying aliments for getting medical marijuana.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Living in Arizona should be proof positive of severe mental illness.

 

hth.

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

The University of Arizona's College of Public Health didn't find any research because they didn't look. Raphael Mecholam, PhD from Hebrew University in Israel has been studying this issue. That is why Israeli veterans are able to get medical marijuana from their government. A government that the US sends lots of money to every year. This is just another shame.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

I mean in addition to PTSD... I was going to add TOO in there but forgot.

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @DonkeyHotay esp if you are a liberal. I am surrounded by dumb fucks. 

 

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