NY allows veterans with PTSD to apply for medicinal marijuana

NY allows veterans with PTSD to apply for medicinal marijuana

On Veteran's Day, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed five pieces of legislation to help NY veterans.

According to the governor's office, around 19,000 patients with PTSD in NY could benefit from the use of medical marijuana.

Members of the U.S. military suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will now be able to acquire medical marijuana to treat their condition as part of a series of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in honor of Veterans Day.

"Gov. Cuomo should be applauded for helping thousands of New York veterans find relief with medical marijuana", said Bob Becker, legislative director for the New York State Council of Veterans Organizations.

AP Top 25 Takeaways: 3 top-10 blowouts reshape playoff race
No. 19 MI comes to Camp Randall in Madison next week in the marquee game of what will be a fairly weak slate of games. The Bulldogs fell from second to seventh, while Notre Dame dropped six spots to No. 9.

Cuomo said other potential beneficiaries besides veterans are police officers and survivors of domestic violence, crime and accidents. The governor's office estimates 19,000 patients in NY could be helped by the newly-available treatment. Bills to add PTSD to state medical marijuana programs were signed into law in Colorado, New Hampshire, and Vermont this year.

"If there are veterans that are suffering and we can make a treatment available, we want to", Cuomo said.

"Our veterans risked their lives in order to defend the ideals and principles that this nation was founded upon and it is our duty to do everything we can to support them when they return home", Governor Cuomo said.

He also approved measures to waive fees for veterans, honor them in the State Capitol and provide veterans employed by the state with paid leave for counseling and doctor's appointments.


  • Boston's Betts rolls ideal  game at PBA event

    Boston's Betts rolls ideal game at PBA event

    Considering he also won his second Gold Glove on Tuesday, it's hard to imagine many people having a better week than Betts. Entering Sunday night, he was averaging a 204.71 score through 35 games and ranked 156th out of 195 players.
    Child trapped in vehicle  suffers critical injuries in Melbourne's west

    Child trapped in vehicle suffers critical injuries in Melbourne's west

    Last year, paramedics fielded a staggering 1562 calls to rescue or treat children left in cars. Another resident said: "First I saw was the ambulance and then a whole heap of police cars".
    OPEC head says oil cuts 'only viable option' to stabilize market

    OPEC head says oil cuts 'only viable option' to stabilize market

    Global production cuts are the "only viable option" to restore stability in the oil market, Barkindo said. Stockpiles have declined by more than 180 million barrels this year alone, he said.
  • Biden: I Wouldn't Have Replaced Hillary

    Biden, who represented DE in the Senate for 36 years, has long given voice to the working class. "We're working through a whole lot, we're getting there, and I want to focus on my book".

    Ride-hailing service Lyft expanding to Toronto market

    The company is also beginning to sign up potential drivers now in advance of its rollout of its service. Lyft will serve the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and plans to launch by the end of the year.

    Iranian light crude breaks $60 mark

    The weekly rig count is an important barometer for the drilling industry and serves as a proxy for domestic oil production.
  • Shell cuts interest in Woodside Petroleum to just under 5%

    The sale is part of a US$30bn non-core disposal programme now being undertaken by the Anglo-Dutch oil giant to shore up its cash position.
    Brookfield wants to buy mall-owner GGP for $14.8 billion

    Brookfield wants to buy mall-owner GGP for $14.8 billion

    Brookfield Property Partners has offered $14 billion to buy the remaining shares of mall owner GGP that it doesn't already own. Finally, Bollard Group LLC grew its position in shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter.
    Mumbai Bound Jet Airways Flight Delayed Over Security Gaffe

    Mumbai Bound Jet Airways Flight Delayed Over Security Gaffe

    The man under custody was later handed over to the airport police, Nedumbasherry, for detailed interrogation. The man was detained by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and taken away for further questioning.
  • 4 dead in crash on I-94, eastbound lanes closed at Allard

    4 dead in crash on I-94, eastbound lanes closed at Allard

    Michigan State Police said speed and wet weather may have been factors in the deadly crash. "Car just flew past us, doing 80". Four people are dead after a horrific crash along eastbound I-94 in Harper Woods in the early hours Monday.

    European Union adopts sanctions against Venezuela

    British foreign minister Boris Johnson said the European Union wanted to "get Mr Maduro to see sense" through the pressure from sanctions.
    Rajoy urges Catalans to vote separatists out of office

    Rajoy urges Catalans to vote separatists out of office

    I've been pro-independence all my life, working for 30 years to secure a different way of integrating Catalonia within Spain". In Brussels on Sunday, those favouring independence for Catalonia rallied near the European Union quarter.


Latest news

John Oliver says Trump presidency is like being 'murdered by a sloth'
Oliver did not just look back on some of Trump's most unhinged and destructive behavior. Donald Trump's least presidential moments so far.

GQ names Kaepernick 'Citizen of the Year'
He is now suing the NFL and its owners alleging that they are colluding to keep him out of the league because of his stances. Talk show host Stephen Colbert and actress Gal Gadot, the star of the blockbuster movie "Wonder Woman", also made the list.

Two killed in shooting at Cousin Stizz concert in Atlanta
Cousin Stizz , for his part, reacted solemnly on Twitter afterwards, telling his fans that he was "completely heartbroken". One witness told WSB-TV: 'Two other females came behind them like, "oh my God, they're dead!", and it was insane .

Close call as truck stops just short of children in Norway
As the bus pulls away the huge red and white lorry looms into view but the youngster has no idea what is speeding towards him. A small group of schoolchildren were dropped off by the bus, which did not have a dedicated stop on the narrow mountain road.

Rainy start, but a clearer forecast this week in Baltimore
As high pressure moves away, it will give way to increasing clouds tonight as our next weather maker approaches from the west. Rain showers, mixed with snow showers are likely for most before it fades through mid-morning.

'Deja vu' for Ashok Khemka as Haryana Govt. transfers him again
Ashok Khemka has been known to expose corruption and scams in nearly every department that he has been posted in his career. The vehicle was then returned to the Ambala officer but the minister claimed that he had nothing to do with the matter.

Tonga upsets New Zealand at Rugby League World Cup
Tonga pulled off a shock 28-22 win over New Zealand to earn a World Cup quarter-final against minnows Lebanon. The Pacific Islanders came from 16-2 down at half-time and will now play Lebanon.

Happy Children's Day Images For Whatsapp & Facebook to Share Greetings
Every November 14 is an opportunity for us to look back at our childhoods, and also enrich the lives of the young ones around us. Be the first source of fun for your children and tell them the importance of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Korean Navy, 3 US Carriers to Conduct Joint Drill
Navy Carrier Strike Groups routinely deploy to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean", according to a Navy statement. It was the first time three US aircraft carriers have sailed together in a decade, CNN reported . "U.S.

Roberts comes in as injury cover for Wales
Harlequins' Roberts comes in amid concerns over the fitness of Jonathan Davies following his ankle injury in defeat by Australia. After that game, coach Warren Gatland said Davies' injury " does not look good ".

Volkswagen is considering making the Beetle electric
Many fans of the Beetle preferred the older generation of those cars when they had engines out back and rear wheel drive. That platform runs a single electric motor making 168hp mounted within the rear axle assembly and drives the rear wheels.

Xbox One X Outpaces PS4 Pro Launch Sales in the UK
Retailers note that the most popular version of the console was the special edition Project Scorpio variant. Of course, stock shortages of both PS4 Pro and Switch will have impacted the performance of those machines.

Irvine and Mckinlay join Pearce in Moyes' new West Ham backroom staff
Irvine, meanwhile, said " I'm delighted to be given this opportunity and am really looking forward to the challenge ahead ".

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford inspired by Brazil legend Ronaldo's 'free' football
'[I've watched] all those clips on YouTube and my first ever game that I saw live, he was playing in it, ' Rashford recalled. Ronaldo, a World Cup victor in 1994 and 2002, has admitted that he sees shades of himself in the United forward.

Alan Shearer holds nothing back in cutting criticism of Danny Drinkwater
Drinkwater only recently made his Chelsea debut at the end of October after dealing with thigh and calf injuries. Our £35m signing may win back Southgate if he puts in some good performances for us when he gets the chance.

Other news