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Three petitions to add new qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana in Arizona are being reviewed and addressed at a public hearing in October. The three medical conditions being assessed are: migraines, PTSD, and depression.
The public hearing will be on Tuesday, October 29th from 9am to 12pm at the State Lab Conference Room, 250 N. 17th Ave, Phoenix.
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) accepts these petitions biannually to potentially add qualifying medical conditions for patients. The medical conditions being petitioned must have scientific, peer-reviewed studies that prove marijuana has helped people with the conditions.
These three potential qualifying conditions have been considered previously. And the University of Arizona College of Public Health will re-review them and see if new information is available.
Recent research has become available concerning marijuana’s effectiveness in treating PTSD. States such as Connecticut, Delaware, New Mexico, and Oregon have added PTSD to their list of qualifying conditions. Other medical marijuana states are currently considering adding PTSD as a qualifying condition as well.