Veterans with PTSD can apply to use medical marijuana legally, Cuomo announces
PIX 11 News
November 11, 2017
"I think that can help thousands of veterans. It's something that we've been talking about for a long time and I'm glad we're taking action today." Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NEW YORK — In an effort to help thousands of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD will be added to the list of conditions covered for medical marijuana, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Veterans Day.
"Many of our veterans are suffering from PTSD and the medical community has determined that marijuana can be a helpful treatment," Cuomo said in a statement Saturday. "If there are veterans that are suffering and we can make a treatment available, we want to."
The governor plans to sign into law that marijuana will be legal if a doctor authorizes it, and finds a veteran suffers from PTSD, Cuomo said.