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New Jersey: Governor Signs Law Permitting Cannabis Therapy For PTSD

Thursday, 22 September 2016

New Jersey Law Cannabis Therapy PTSD

Trenton, NJ: Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation (A 457) into law adding post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for cannabis therapy.

In order to qualify for cannabis, patients must first establish that conventional treatments have failed to mitigate their PTSD symptoms.

Although the law takes immediate effect, physicians wishing to recommend cannabis for PTSD must still wait for Health Department officials to finalize regulations governing the practice.

For more information, please contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org.