South Dakota's House Committee on Health and Human Services recently 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). The measure heads to the governor’s desk for her signature.

What's In The Legislation?

Bill 1, which passed in a 36-32 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 and would allow the legislature to decide on diagnoses for medical marijuana (MMJ) use.

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

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