Lawmaker Says Marijuana Should be Allowed for PTSD

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A southern Colorado state lawmaker wants veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder to be able to use medical marijuana.

State Rep. Sal Pace, a Democrat from Pueblo, says he'll try to amend proposed medical marijuana regulations Monday to allow the practice. The amendment would require people to get a recommendation from a psychiatrist before they would be allowed to qualify for medical marijuana.

The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on changes to proposed regulations for people who grow and sell medical marijuana. The meeting comes two weeks after the first public hearing on the rules.

Brian Vicente, executive director of Sensible Colorado, says his group gets calls from dozens of veterans each year asking if they can qualify for medical marijuana.

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