The Board of Health rejects PTSD despite desperate pleas from patients

Cannabis Patients Alliance

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Yesterday the Colorado Board of Health delivered a chilling message to patients across Colorado: You and your experiences don’t matter.

After several previous attempts and hours of heart-wrenching testimony, a petition to add PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana was soundly rejected by the Board of Health in a 6-2 decision.

The Board chose to ignore all the patients and supporters who stepped up to testify in favor of the petition, and side with the psychiatrists and drug rehab counselors who opposed it saying there isn’t enough evidence to support its use and plenty of evidence showing harm. They simply ignored the evidence sitting right in front of them: the patients who are finding enormous benefit from cannabis when nothing else has worked.

And they completely ignored the very thoughtful and deliberate debate by the Scientific Advisory Council, their own panel of experts tasked by the CDPHE to…

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