Starting last week-end, people in New York affected by post-traumatic stress disorder can have access to medical cannabis treatments
Starting Saturday, November 11th, doctors can prescribe medical marijuana treatments for patients suffering from PTSD.
The decision belongs to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed a bill empowering the immediate effect by adding the disorder to the list of conditions that can be alleviated by medical cannabis.
The resolution targets veterans, police officers, fire fighters and survivors of violences requiring prolonged medical attention. The request for this document came from the city’s veterans.
“If there are veterans that are suffering and we can make a treatment available, we want to. It’s something that we’ve been talking about for a long time and I’m glad we’re taking action today,” the governor commented.
With the latest announcement, New York has just became the 28th state to offer the possibility of medical cannabis treatments for PTSD sufferers. The treatments aim at at least 19.000 patients in New York only.
The bill was signed with the occasion of the Veterans Day, along with four more normative documents adding important benefits to the group.