COLORADO: Several people on Wednesday filed a complaint in Denver District Court against the Colorado Board of Health‘s decision in July not to add post-traumatic stress disorder to medical conditions that can be treated under the state’s medical marijuana program.
The complaint lists Curtis Bean, Larisa Bolivar, Stephen Otero, Matthew Kahl and Zach Phillips as plaintiffs in the case. They are asking that a judge overturn the board’s ruling. Several are military veterans, and one is a survivor of sexual and physical abuse.
In the complaint, attorneys argue that the plaintiffs’ access to appropriate medicinal strains of marijuana has been “severely impeded” by the board’s refusal to recognize PTSD as an appropriate condition for the medical marijuana recommendations.