Read an article that was published on azmarijuana.com (8/25/14) about the Arizona Cannabis Nurse’s Association and our fight to add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions.
A year-long battle waged by the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association on behalf of PTSD victims – particularly thousands of military service members and veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan – ended in victory on Wednesday when Arizona Department of Health Services (“AZ DHS”) Director, Will Humble, announced that he would yield to a Judge’s Decision and allow Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to be listed as a debilitating condition allowing PTSD sufferers to qualify for the right to use medical marijuana to treat the condition.
Here is our BIG case winning article for adding PTSD in AZ! Thank You, to New Mexico’s own, Dr. George Greer.
Read the Director’s Decision to add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions in Arizona – Directors Decision
The Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association issues an official press release and letter to Director Humble regarding the order of Judge Shedden, to add PTSD to the list of debilitating conditions under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. This is a hot topic story, and an extremely important decision that will be made by Director Humble, no later than July 9, 2014. There’s approximately 500,000 PTSD patients in AZ, many are women and Veterans, who will be directly impacted by this decision made by Mr. Humble.
ADHS Rule to add conditions to AMMA – Read the Rule
Judge’s Decision – Administrative Law Judge Decision
AZCNA Letter to Will Humble – Read the Letter
In January 2014 the Arizona Dept of Heath Services denied AZCNA’s request to add PTSD to the list of debilitating medical conditions under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.
ADHS Public Hearing to add PTSD as a qualifying condition under AMMA will be held Tuesday, October 29 from 9 am to noon in our State Lab conference room.
Check for more info on the AZ Dept. of Health Services Director’s Blog