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Autism, Sleep Apnea Added as Minnesota MMJ Qualifiers

Minnesota health officials say they're adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions, effective in July.

Veterans Are Key as Surge of States OK Cannabis for PTSD

28 states plus the District of Columbia now include PTSD in their medical marijuana programs, a tally that has more than doubled in the last two years.

New York Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Cannabis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said potential beneficiaries include veterans as well as police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime, and accidents.

Over 3,800 Sign up for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf says more than 200 caregivers have also registered for the program. He says the demand shows the "need for this vital medication."

West Virginia Wants Your Thoughts on Medical Marijuana

Officials hope the anonymous survey will provide insight about potential patient demographics, where they seek care and what conditions they are looking to treat.

PTSD Patients Can Now Buy Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana

Tuesday brought the latest expansion of the state's medical marijuana program that launched in July 2015.

10 Things to Know About Florida’s Medical Marijuana Bill

The Florida Legislature on Friday finally approved a bill establishing a framework for the state's constitutional amendment expanding medical marijuana.

Connecticut Commissioner Agrees to Add 3 Qualifying Conditions

The Department of Consumer Protection commissioner has agreed to make three more conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment in Connecticut.

Colorado Governor Signs PTSD Cannabis Bill Into Law

After a hard-fought effort by veterans groups and patient advocates, Colorado has added post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

Warrior Ethos: Colorado’s Battle to Allow Cannabis for PTSD

After an incident in an Army commissary, veteran Matthew Kahl is fighting to expand cannabis access to help others find relief from PTSD.

Georgia’s Allen Peake Wins Medical Marijuana Expansion in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal approved an expansion of the state's MMJ program Tuesday, adding six qualifying conditions to the state's cannabis program.

Chronic Pain Is Now a Qualifying Condition in New York State. Here’s What That Means for Patients

After months of regulatory review and public comment, New York has officially added chronic pain as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis.

Utah Republicans Laying Groundwork to Expand Medical Marijuana

Lawmakers presented outlines of measures they're planning to introduce at the next legislative session that would expand legal uses of medical marijuana.

Colorado Poised to Add PTSD as Medical Marijuana Qualifier

Colorado's change would put Colorado in line with 18 other states and Washington, D.C., that allow cannabis for PTSD treatment.

New Jersey Gov. Christie to Decide PTSD Medical Marijuana Bill

Republican Gov. Chris Christie will decide whether New Jersey residents with PTSD can be treated with medical marijuana after lawmakers approved a measure Monday.

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