Legislation authored by Congressman Chris Smith that will help military veterans treat their PTSD through enhanced outdoor medical therapy and recreation passed in the U.S. Senate last night, the eve of Veterans Day, and is on its way to the White House to be signed into law.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 11th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Veterans | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Veterans | 4 Comments »
Legislation authored by Congressman Chris Smith that would expand the access to federal lands for the purposes of veterans’ medical therapy passed in the House of Representatives yesterday as part of a package of veterans legislation, the Veterans’ COMPACT Act.
New Jersey’s Veterans and Environmental leadership applauded the legislation and Rep Smith’s leadership.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 24th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Environment, Veterans | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, PTSD, Sierra Club, VFW | Comments Off on Veterans and Environmentalists Praise Smith’s Legislation
New Jersey Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients can be treated with Medical Marijuana, after conventional treatments have failed, under a bill signed by Governor Chris Christie on Wednesday. The new law took effect upon Christie signing the bill.
The bill, which passed with veto proof majorities in the Assembly and Senate, adds PTSD to the list of debilitating medical conditions that can be legally treated with cannabis under the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.
In a statement issued with the enactment of the bill, Christie cited the increase in PTSD among military veterans and others since the terrorist attack upon the United States on September 11, 2001. Christie said he was directing the Commissioner of the Department of Health to promulgate regulations to deter the abuse of medical marijuana that might result from the enactment of this new law.Posted: September 14th, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Health Care, New Jersey | Tags: Chris Christie, Medical Marijuana, New Jersey, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD | Comments Off on Christie Signs Law Allowing PTSD To Be Treated With Medical Marijuana