New York Needs To Add PTSD To The State Medical Marijuana Program

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Ask your state senator to make sure the medical cannabis/ PTSD bill passes before the Senate adjourns!

Of the 29 states with medical marijuana programs, New York is one of only three that denies patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) this treatment option. With the Legislature expected to adjourn next week, now is the time to change that!

Call your state senator today to urge him or her to support S 5629. All you have to do is type in your address, and we’ll provide your senator’s name and phone number, in addition to some talking points.

If you can’t call, please take a minute to send an email. We’ve crafted sample letters that make it quick and easy to make your voice heard.

The New York Assembly and the Senate Health Committee already approved expanding the state program to include PTSD patients. So, a favorable vote by the state Senate would send this compassionate bill to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.

Lawmakers really do listen to their constituents. Please, take a minute to make a call or email your senator. Then, spread the word to your network on social media, so that they, too, can do their part to give veterans, survivors of 9/11, and other trauma survivors a treatment option that has brought desperately-needed relief to so many.

Karen O’Keefe
Director of State Policies
Marijuana Policy Project

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