New York veterans push for medical marijuana to treat PTSD

Bob Becker still has his reservations about marijuana usage.

By Matthew Hamilton

But when it comes to post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition many of his fellow veterans live with, his views on medical marijuana have shifted.

“I have some of my friends that deal with (PTSD),” said Becker, the legislative director of the state Council of Veterans Organizations. “… I talk to veterans all over. They tell me that they’re smoking a little marijuana … they’re smoking and said, ‘I feel better.'”

The Council of Veterans Organizations has lined up behind a proposal in the state Legislature that would add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for patients in the state’s tightly regulated medical marijuana program. The bill has passed the Assembly and awaits Senate approval.

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