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Jared WrightJared WrightOctober 11, 20168min598

The Colorado Psychiatric Society’s mission is to promote excellence in psychiatric care. Quality medical care is based on evidence derived from well-designed clinical trials. We are concerned about the draft bill that would add Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) to the list of debilitating conditions that are authorized to be treated with medical marijuana for three reasons: 1) the Colorado Constitution already specifies a process for adding conditions; 2) Colorado has approved and funded well-designed research on the safety and efficacy of treating PTSD with marijuana and we should wait for those results; and 3) there is considerable evidence associating marijuana with harm to children and adolescents, who would be eligible to use marijuana for PTSD symptoms if this bill becomes law.


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Kristen WyattKristen WyattSeptember 21, 20164min366

Marijuana pioneer Colorado is poised to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program, joining 18 other states that consider PTSD a condition treatable by pot. A panel of state lawmakers voted 5-0 Wednesday to endorse the addition of PTSD to Colorado's 2000 medical pot law. The vote doesn't have immediate legal effect; it's just a recommendation to the full Legislature, which resumes work in January. But the vote indicates a dramatic shift for a state that has allowed medical pot for more than a decade but hasn't endorsed its use for PTSD.