New York PTSD Patients Now Eligible for Cannabis Therapy

ALBANY, NY — Legislation signed into law on Saturday permits patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to be eligible to receive medicinal cannabis products.

Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed S.5629/A.7006 into law late last week. The law took effect immediately upon passage.

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New York is the 23rd state to explicitly permit the use of cannabis for symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

According to nationwide survey data conducted on behalf of The American Legion and published earlier this month, more than one in five military veterans engage in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.

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