Video: Medical Marijuana Approved to Treat PTSD in New Jersey


TRENTON, N.J. – Veterans and others in New Jersey can now legally treat their post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with marijuana.
Republican Governor Chris Christie signed a measure that allows people to use marijuana if their PTSD is not treatable with conventional therapy, but Christie also directed that regulations would be needed to provide clear objective criteria regarding the drug's use for PTSD.
The governor has said he wants to make sure legalizing medical marijuana doesn't become a "back door" into legalization for recreational use. New Jersey is the 18th state to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat PTSD.
Marijuana is also approved in the Garden State to treat multiple sclerosis, terminal cancer, and muscular dystrophy, among other medical diseases. It's also approved for seizures and glaucoma if those conditions resist conventional treatment.