NY Governor Signs Bill Adding PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Program

Nov 13, 2017 , , , , , , ,


A bipartisan bill to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during Veterans Day weekend. The Senate passed S 5629 in June (50-13), and the Assembly version, A 7006, received overwhelming approval in May (131-8). New York is the 28th state to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat PTSD.

“Gov. Cuomo should be applauded for helping thousands of New York veterans find relief with medical marijuana,” said Bob Becker, Legislative Director for the New York State Council of Veterans Organizations. “PTSD is a serious problem facing our state, and now we have one more tool available to alleviate suffering.”

Thank you to all of our supporters who joined our efforts by contacting your elected officials. It is because of your dedication we were able to get the PTSD bill signed in New York.


11 responses to “NY Governor Signs Bill Adding PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Program”

  1. I have paid, depression and anxiety and pshcotic disorders we need help in Texas my home is totally destroyed by fema an they denied us I’m about ready leave Texas Texas can’t do shit! Nothing is helping us here

  2. That is good news; however, the prices are so high that most people can’t afford it. The other issue is the proposed delivery in armored trucks. That is a red flag for home invasion! The feds need to remove it from Schedule 1, so all states can make it available.

  3. I came down with Fibromyalgia 23 years ago. I get a prescription from him for Oxycodone every month. My Pain Management doctor applied for Medical Marijuana for me for my severe Fibromyalgia pain about two years ago. I was approved but I was given no information whatsoever as to how to proceed. I went to the dispensary in White Plains and THEY told me I needed an ID card.

    So I went back to my doctor and he said I had to log into the link on the bottom of the page that he gave me. I have tried more than 30 times but I think he gave me the wrong link and he absolutely refuses to allow anyone in the office to help me. My Doctor says it’s against the law for his office to show me or help me log in. Many of my computer savvy friends tried also. I am 78 years old and can’t do it. So I haven’t been able to get a medical marijuana ID CARD or any medical marijuana medicine. So I am stuck taking Oxycodone.
    I have become suspicious that my doctor thinks that if I get Medical Marijuana, I won’t be coming to see him every month. As a matter of fact I have been to his office every month but his nurse practitioner sees me instead of the doctor.

    I think it’s a money issue with him. I have been seeing him for perhaps more than 8 years.
    What’s wrong with this picture?

  4. Why has Idaho been one of the last states to legalize Medical marijuana I believe that we should be able to have medical marijuana .why has Idaho one of the last states to legalize it and it be illegal? I believe that we should be able to have medical marijuana For the use some purposes of PTSD or seizures or any other disorders and diseases that helps . I have both and would love to be able to endure better right now the seizure medications that I have taken has made things worse it no longer works some others I’ve been allergic to . I am not on any seizure medication and feel I am limited to be able to protect myself from seizures or big pharmaceutical I believe in natural herbs. I also have been Overdosed by doctors that have made my kidneys shut down and my liver shutdown so little faith there and I am my own doctor with my primary carrier doctors are human they really need to listen to their patients and keep up the Hippocratic oath at this time I believe there is lining their own pockets. Other places in the world keep their patients healthy and they are not paid unless their patients we can ill and sick or die there practitioner then paste the family for that illness or death

  5. The government should NOT be a gatekeeper to an herb. All herbs should be free to be grown and used…especially if indigenous.

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