Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

Cook County judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

  • In a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran, Judge Neil Cohen ordered Illinois Department of Public Health Director Nirav Shah to add PTSD within 30 days.
  • Earlier this month, Ohio became the 25th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program, and it lists PTSD as a qualifying condition.
  • Illinois law allows people to petition the state to add health conditions to the eligible list, but Rauner’s administration has rejected all new conditions despite the advice of an expert panel that reviewed available medical evidence.
  • It’s the first decision among eight lawsuits filed by patients disappointed with across-the-board rejections by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration of recommendations from an advisory board on medical marijuana.
  • Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

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In a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran, Judge Neil Cohen ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health Director to add PTSD within 30 days.


Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

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