The South Dakota House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee approved a Senate bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of ailments for which providers could prescribe medical marijuana (MMJ).

What’s In It?

Bill 1, which passed in an 8 to 5 vote, would allow the state Department of Health to remove a requirement over how the department chooses whether a medical condition qualifies for treatment with cannabis. Additionally, it would allow the legislature to decide on diagnoses of MMJ use, per a local news outlet. The measure was sent to the House for final consideration.

If the legislation is enacted, it would amend the law to include additional debilitating medical conditions for medical …

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