Medical marijuana could become legal in NY for those with PTSD

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — New Yorkers who suffer from post-traumatic stress are a step closer to being able to use marijuana to treat their pain.

Tuesday, the State Senate gave broad bipartisan support to a bill that would change state law.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 17,000 people in New York have access to medical marijuana.

This bill would expand the state’s medical marijuana program to include people with PTSD.

The bill now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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