Gov. Cuomo signs bill to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Gov. Cuomo signs bill to allow medical marijuana for PTSD

"And their sacrifice and their courage is the highest form of patriotism", said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Even though NY has legalized medical marijuana for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs won't help them get the drug.

Cuomo's signature on Savino's bill is not only great for New York's veterans, it will also benefit the state's overly anxious firefighters, police officers, and survivors of domestic abuse.

The Democratic governor said 19,000 New Yorkers with PTSD could be helped by medical marijuana.

Speaking prior to a Veterans Day parade in New York City, Cuomo said the people who serve our country need more help than they're getting.

Chronic pain was recognized as an eligible condition earlier this year in NY adding to a number of other qualifying conditions including cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, neuropathies, chronic pain, and Huntington's disease.

"Marijuana will be legalized if a doctor authorizes and finds the condition of PTSD for a veteran", Cuomo told the crowd gathered in Manhattan.

PTSD is a serious condition that involves a person developing symptoms after experiencing traumatic stress, including anger, flashbacks, nightmares, night sweats, numbing, insomnia and avoidance, officials say.

The new regulations will outline a system in which employers would have to pay workers additional "call-in pay" if they failed to provide their employees with adequate notice.

Related News:

  • Zimbabwe army chief criticizes infighting in ruling party

    Zimbabwe army chief criticizes infighting in ruling party

    Chiwenga added that Zanu PF has been hijacked by counter revolutionaries whose agenda it is to destroy Zanu PF from within. Although he did not mention the president by name, the warning is understood to be directed at the 93-year-old Mr.
    Another Prisoner Shot And Killed At Delhi's Rohini Court, Just Like April

    Another Prisoner Shot And Killed At Delhi's Rohini Court, Just Like April

    The Delhi Police arrested the accused immediately after the incident, the police told the Hindustan Times . A prisoner who the police was escorting for a hearing in a court in Delhi has died after being shot at.
    George Takei accused of sexual misconduct by former model

    George Takei accused of sexual misconduct by former model

    Producer Gary Goddard, 63, also faced allegations of sexual misconduct toward a minor from ER and Top Gun actor Anthony Edwards. Brunton accused Takei of "groping at my crotch and trying to get my underwear off" while he was passed out at the star's home.
  • Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) Short Interest Up 12.3% in October

    Scully increased its stake in Laredo Petroleum Inc (LPI ) by 21.13% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,636.11, a P/E ratio of 22.18, a PEG ratio of 4.37 and a beta of 1.39.
    Our Defence Affairs Are Not Negotiable: Iran FM to Macron

    Our Defence Affairs Are Not Negotiable: Iran FM to Macron

    The National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Majlis, the Iranian parliament, also responded to the French President.

    Preventing gun attacks on teams 'not our responsibility' says F1

    A spokesman for Liberty Media, the sport's owners, said it was up to the circuit and local authorities to ensure safety this week.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Shares Sold by Tocqueville Asset Management LP

    Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Shares Sold by Tocqueville Asset Management LP

    The expected RF's profit could reach $301.53M giving the stock 14.75 P/E in the case that $0.26 earnings per share is reported. Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th.

    Earnings Analysis Of Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. (SRC)

    Its down 0.42, from 1.4 in 2017Q1. 23 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. (NYSE:NFG) to report earnings on February, 1. Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. on 9/29/2017 reported its EPS as $0 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.08.

    Cim Investment Mangement Inc. Has $555000 Position in Starbucks Corporation (SBUX)

    After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Starbucks Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.64% EPS growth. With 125,000 avg volume, 10 days are for Athenex Incorporated (NASDAQ:ATNX)'s short sellers to cover ATNX's short positions.
  • Australians vote to name Sydney Harbour boat Ferry McFerryface

    Australians vote to name Sydney Harbour boat Ferry McFerryface

    They certainly weren't expecting that they would have to name the new vessel something ludicrous like Ferry McFerryface . Last year Transport NSW started a public competition last year in Sydney , Australia, to name their latest ferry .

    Analysts Ratings on: JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU)

    Equities research analysts anticipate that JetBlue Airways Corp. will post $2.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Over the last three months, the shares of the company have changed -12.37% and performed -10.68% over the last six months.

    Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) Moves Into Potential Pullback Territory

    LACOB JOSEPH sold $7.25M worth of stock or 50,000 shares. (NASDAQ:ALGN) on Wednesday, May 11 with "Outperform" rating. American International Group Inc trimmed its ownership by selling 4,167 shares a decrease of 16.2% as of 09/30/2017.


Most liked

Fury Road Director George Miller Suing Warner Bros. for $7 Million
We're not going to be getting any Mad Max films for the foreseeable future. Warner Bros. needs to disassociate themselves from that guy.

Missouri AG subpoenas Google in antitrust investigation
However, lawmakers in the past year have become increasingly skeptical of and at times antagonistic toward the tech industry. Claire McCaskill in 2018 - slammed the Obama-era Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for being too easy on Google.

UP Civic Polls: BJP Manifesto Promises Free WiFi, 'Pink Toilets' For Women
The document will include the party's vision of local governance and development programmes for the people, Madan said. The Congress accused the BJP of not fulfilling past promises.

Nokia 2 officially arrives in South Africa
The camera setup on the phone comprises a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture. Amazon is not offering any cash back even for Prime members if they choose to pay from any other method.

Power cut, ferries cancelled as wind storm hits BC's South Coast
Those include the 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. departures. The wind warnings come amid significant rainfall in the region. Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Undercover cops fight each other in Detroit drug bust
The fight was reported to the department's top cops and Internal Affairs launched an investigation to find out what went wrong. The men turned out to be undercover officers from the 12th Precinct acting as decoys, the source said.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' DLC Release Dates Confirmed
Like most brand new titles of this caliber, " Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus " is not without flaws right after its release. Episode Zero introduces the three characters, each of whom will be starring in their own DLC story.

JC Penney Company Inc. Holding Company
Following the transaction, the director now owns 68,123 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $246,605.26. As of the end of the quarter American International Group Inc had acquired 13,477 shares growing its holdings by 5.8%.

Heartstopping footage of large truck narrowly missing a crossing child
The children initially wait at the side of the road but the boy - wearing white shorts and a dark top - wanders out into the road. Truck driver Tor Bjørn Kyrkjebø was left stunned when he witnessed the close call in Høyanger, Norway, on June 19 .

S&P North American Natural SPDR (NANR): Watching the Technicals
CCI is relatively high when prices are much higher than average, and relatively low when prices are much lower than the average. When charted, the RSI can serve as a visual means to monitor historical and current strength or weakness in a certain market.

Dimitrov beats Thiem as Nadal prepares to make bow
He will be joined by the victor of the evening match, which will see world number one Rafael Nadal of Spain take on Belgium's David Goffin .

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) Holdings Lifted by Andra AP fonden
The firm owned 194,424 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after purchasing an additional 18,663 shares during the period. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 3 by Brean Capital.

Major fire breaks out at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad
The Fire authorities later brought the situations into control and an investigation is on about the fire accident. The Annapurna Studio staff has tried to extinguish but there could not extinguish the fire and save the assets.

Priyanka Chopra 'rejected' director's demand, then 'lost' 10 films
As per a report published in Deccan Chronicle , Priyanka has rejected nearly 10 big films due to a very particular reason. She, without a doubt, is the most successful Indian name representing us in the entertainment world.

Karnataka: Doctors protest against KPME act, CM assures discussion
Kannada activists, led by Vatal Nagaraj, are also protesting the Maha Melav planned by the pro-Maharashtra bodies in Belagavi. Doctors don't have the right to speak to the lawyer till he or she gets arrested, in the event of a complaint being filed.