NY governor signs bill on Veterans Day to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

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Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana. Moments ago I signed legislation adding PTSD to list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. Related: List: U.S. states and territories that allow medical marijuana for PTSD The Democratic governor said 19,000 New Yorkers with PTSD could be helped by medical marijuana. Other measures Cuomo signed Saturday include a bill to provide more days off for combat veterans employed by the state and a bill waiving the civil service examination fee for veterans who were honorably discharged.

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NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments that can legally be treated with medical marijuana.

The PTSD bill was part of a package of legislation that Cuomo signed to mark Veterans Day.

“Our veterans risked their lives in order to defend the ideals and principles that this nation was founded upon and it is our duty to do everything we can to support them when they return home,” Cuomo said.

The Democratic governor said 19,000 New Yorkers with PTSD could be helped by medical marijuana.

He said the potential beneficiaries include veterans as well as police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime and accidents.

Moments ago I signed legislation adding PTSD to list of conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.

And as a symbol of our appreciation, veterans in New York State can now get a special license plate that honors their...

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