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. PTSD – a condition not limited to the veteran population – was treatable with medical marijuana in at least 23 states as of last year, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
A state legislator who sponsored the law legalizing medical marijuana in New York says the state is being too secretive about the process it will use to award licenses to grow and distribute medical pot.
The state health department is expected to award licenses to five applicants by the end of this week.
Today is the last day for medical marijuana applicants to send in their paperwork in the state of New York. The New York Post claimed that the state had received over 300 applications. The state would not confirm that amount and would only say that the approved licenses would be announced in mid July. The program is supposed to be up and running by January 2016.