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.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 88795107 - kktv.com/a?a=88795107
Gray Television, Inc.