Thanks to the tireless work of several individuals and two petitions submitted to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been added to the list of chronic or disabling conditions. This means that a person suffering from PTSD can receive a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana and become a licensed patient within the State of Nevada.

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Medical Marijuana is an important treatment option for Nevada’s veterans and other citizens suffering from PTSD. According to Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access:
Anecdotal evidence says by and large the use of therapeutic cannabis provides a significant improvement in quality of life both for those suffering from this malady and for their family and friends.

While Nevada is not the first state to recognize PTSD as a qualify condition for medical marijuana, it is an important step for this State’s medical marijuana laws. PTSD sufferers in New Mexico and California have been able to qualify for medical marijuana under those State’s laws. However, PTSD sufferers, including veterans, are pushing for PTSD to be more widely recognized in the various medical marijuana programs.

As recently reported by the Huffington Post, an effort is being made to have New York recognize PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana through the passage of the Compassionate Care Act. Thus, not only is it likely that we will continue to see states legalize medical marijuana throughout this country, it is likely that we will see the inclusion of PTSD in these medical marijuana programs.

If you have questions about Nevada’s Medical Marijuana laws, please do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc today.  The attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc are licensed to practice law before all Nevada state and federal courts. We are assisting individuals and groups interested in obtaining a medical marijuana facility license and also assist individual patients with any legal matters. If you are interested, contact one of the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc as soon as possible for a consultation.   You may contact the firm through email at info@connorpllc.com or by phone at (702) 750-9139 or visit www.connorpllc.com. You may also visit the firm’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConnorConnorPllc. You can also follow the firm on twitter at https://twitter.com/Connor_pllc.