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A panel of state lawmakers voted 5-0 to recommend adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions under Colorado’s medical marijuana law.
It’s a major shift for a state that up to now hasn’t endorsed the use of medical cannabis for PTSD, the Associated Press reported.
The vote isn’t legally binding, but is rather a recommendation to the full Legislature, which begins its new session in January. Approval could significantly broaden Colorado’s patient pool, given that many military veterans suffer from PTSD.
Of the 25 states that have legalized medical marijuana, 18 states, plus Washington DC, have