New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation this weekend that allows PTSD to be on the list of ailments that can be legally treated with medical marijuana.
The bill was signed on Veteran’s Day to mark the holiday as many veterans suffer from PTSD after war.
Cuomo remarked, “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.”
According to the governor, there are 19,000 New Yorkers in the state who have PTSD and may be helped by the drug.
Cuomo has said the potential people to benefit from medicinal marijuana for PTSD include police officers, and survivors of crime, domestic violence, and accidents.