Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana for PTSD Use

Colorado is known for pushing boundaries on marijuana, but a recent decision from the state health officials rejecting pot as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder shows the issue is far from settled.

Though voters have made marijuana legal for both medical and recreational use, public officials at every level of government have continually pushed back.

The Board of Health voted 6-2 Wednesday against adding PTSD to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with marijuana. The rejection came despite a recommendation from Colorado’s chief medical officer and a panel of physicians.

Board members cited a lack of research, including medical trials. “We have an absence of scientific information,” board member Rick Brown said.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.