Colorado: Governor Signs Law Expanding Medical Cannabis Access For PTSD

Denver, CO: Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation, Senate Bill 17, permitting physicians to recommend cannabis therapy to patients suffering from post-traumatic stress.

PTSD is the first new qualifying condition to be added since the state legalized medical cannabis in 2001. Members of the Colorado Board of Health had previously rejected efforts to include PTSD as a qualifying condition, opining that sufficient evidence did not yet support its efficacy.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.