Oregon Officially Adds PTSD As A Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition

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Oregon has officially become the 4th state in the U.S. which allows those suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to become qualifying medical marijuana patients. Governor John Kitzhaber signed Senate Bill 281, joining Oregon with three other states - Connecticut, Delaware, and New Mexico - which allow PTSD as a qualifying condition.

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The measure passing into law, which is a huge victory for compassion and commonsense, comes just a couple weeks after a study - conducted by the New York University School of Medicine - found that one of marijuana's primary compounds may combat the symptoms of PTSD by bringing equilibrium in the prison's CB1 receptors.

Other research has indicated that cannabis can be helpful in treating PTSD, and may even help prevent it, if administered quickly after a traumatic experience.

Source: The Joint Blog

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