Veteran’s day followup: PTSD-afflicted Vets (and other sufferers) in New York state can now use medicinal cannabis to help relieve their symptoms.

“On Veterans Day, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to utilize medical marijuana as a treatment in the Empire State.

Effective immediately, the Gov. signed the legislation into law allowing patients with PTSD to participate in New York’s program.

Home to 838,000 veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent $6.3 billion on Medicare expenditures during 2016.

[Upwards of 400,000 veterans live in New York.]

“New York is home to some of the bravest service members in the nation and in addition to residents suffering from PTSD due to other traumatic experiences, this will ensure that everyone receives the effective treatment they deserve,” explained NY State Sen. Diane Savino [the bill’s sponsor] in a statement.

Cuomo’s signature will also benefit firefighters, police officers, and survivors of domestic abuse.”

We salute NY for extending cannabis’ medicinal application into this area.

Many PTSD sufferers come by their condition while voluntarily braving dangerous situations on behalf of society, and the rest through psychological or physical assaults – and that many are able to experience a degree relief is something society can do to help alleviate suffering.

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