MICHIGAN: Last week the Michigan medical marijuana review board added post traumatic stress syndrome to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
This means PTSD sufferers have another treatment option, but with marijuana still illegal on the federal level, this poses a unique challenge for Michigan veterans with VA benefits who want to try medical marijuana.
An estimated 1 in 5 veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from some kind of post traumatic stress syndrome according to Carrie Roy, the director of the Kent County Veteran Affairs. Her office deals with hundreds of veterans and she says not to expect a VA doctor to prescribe medical marijuana. “VA doctors are not going to start prescribing medical marijuana because it is still federally against the law,” explains Roy.