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WIRE: Minnesota regulators to give PTSD patients access to cannabis

St. Paul, MN — Health Department officials have announced plans to expand the use of medical cannabis to include those diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Doctors will be able to begin recommending medical marijuana products to PTSD patients in August.

State regulators rejected calls to expand the pool of eligible patients to include those with depression and/or arthritis.

The 2014 law permits authorized patients to obtain cannabis-infused products, such as tinctures and oils, but prohibits the possession of whole-plant cannabis.

Earlier this year, health officials expanded the program to permit cannabis access to those patients diagnosed with intractable pain.

For more information, please contact Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500, or Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director, at: paul@norml.org.

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