Medical Marijuana Becomes Available for PTSD Maine Patients

Medical Marijuana Becomes Available for PTSD Maine Patients

LD 1062 – a bill, according to which post-traumatic stress disorder now is included to the list of qualifying conditions, became law this Tuesday.

Medical marijuana is also allowed for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in Oregon, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts and New Mexico.

David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Political Project, considers that veterans and other people with such a diagnosis should be allowed to use medical marijuana if it helps to easy their condition.

According to research, medical marijuana is able to alleviate such symptoms as anxiety and traumatic memories.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 8 million Americans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Nevertheless, the federal authorities still disable all attempts to conduct clinical tests proving benefits of medical cannabis.