Veterans in New York can now get medical cannabis to treat PTSD

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Veterans and other people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder can now obtain medical cannabis as treatment.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday signed a bill allowing people with PTSD to obtain medical cannabis

 

with a doctor's authorization.

The bill, which goes into effect immediately, adds PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions patients must have to access medical cannabis.

The bill is aimed at veterans as well as police officers, fire fighters and survivors of domestic and other violence. Cuomo's sign-off comes at the urging of veterans' groups.

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