PTSD to remain qualifier for medical marijuana use

Posted at: 11/07/2012 6:02 PM
Updated at: 11/08/2012 8:45 AM
By: Jill Galus, KOB Eyewitness News

The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board unanimously ruled Wednesday to reject the petition to remove post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifier for medical marijuana.

There wasn't an empty seat in the house as Dr. William Ulwelling made his case.

He argued a lack of scientific evidence proving medical marijuana helps patients suffering from PTSD is reason enough to get it removed from the list of qualifying conditions.

Of the over 8,000 New Mexicans in the program, more than 3,300 currently use marijuana to treat PTSD.