How PTSD became the most divisive medical marijuana issue of 2016

In the past three months, the dominoes appeared to be falling in favor of proponents for the use of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

In May, the U.S House of Representatives and Senate separately voted to allow Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss medical marijuana with their patients as an option for treatment.

Then in June, PTSD was among 20 qualifying conditions listed under Ohio’s medical marijuana legislation signed into law by Gov. John Kasich.

Also in June, a Cook County, Ill., judge ordered that the state health department include PTSD as a qualifying condition; and New Jersey’s state Assembly passed a PTSD-qualifying bill.

And earlier this month, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed a law that listed PTSD as a “debilitating medical condition” for medical marijuana treatment.

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