4
| News |

Should PTSD Be a Qualifying Ailment for Medical Marijuana in Arizona?

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Yesterday, we brought you the top five reasons why post-traumatic stress disorder should be on the list of qualifying ailments under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.

We propose these reasons because the state's Department of Health Services recently rejected adding PTSD to the list. Medical marijuana use for anxiety, migraine headaches, and depression was also ruled out.

As for PTSD, the University of Arizona's College of Public Health report says researchers "could not find any research that directly addressed the key questions of the benefits and harms of marijuana use for the treatment of PTSD."

PTSD's been getting a lot of attention for its prominence in war veterans, and there's plenty of anecdotal evidence that suggests some weed helps alleviate some of the symptoms.

It can be added to the list of ailments at some point down the road, but it's a no-go for now.
That said, should PTSD be added as a qualifying ailment for the state's medical marijuana program?

Cast your vote below:


Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.