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June 17, 2016

N.J. Assembly votes to allow medical marijuana for PTSD treatment

In a 55-14 vote on Thursday, the New Jersey State Assembly passed a bill to make post-traumatic stress disorder an allowable qualifier for prescribed medical marijuana treatment.

According to, the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee also approved the legislation, sending it on to the full Senate for consideration.

The state health department's newly appointed medical review panel will be accepting the public's suggestions for more medical conditions through written petitions throughout the month of August, according to

Currently, the state's list of qualifiable medical conditions for medical marijuana treatment includes Lou Gehrig's disease; multiple sclerosis; terminal cancer; muscular dystrophy; inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease; and terminal illness, if the physician has determined a prognosis of less than 12 months of life.


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