Minnesota’s Health Department has announced that they plan to allow those with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to use medical cannabis.
Minnesota’s medical cannabis program was established in 2014; it allows those with a physician recommendation to possess and use cannabis products such as tinctures and oils, but prohibits the smoking or possession of whole plant cannabis. The program is limited to certain debilitating conditions such as cancer and epilepsy. The addition of chronic pain greatly expanded the number of people who qualify for the program, and adding PTSD will expand this even further.
The new rules allowing those with PTSD to use medical cannabis will go into effect in August.
Once someone in Minnesota becomes a medical cannabis patient, they are authorized to purchase cannabis products from one of the state’s eight “Cannabis Patient Centers”. These are located in the towns of Bloomington, Eagan, Hibbing, Minneapolis, Moorhead, Rochester, St. Cloud and St. Paul.
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