Tennessee lawmakers picked back up the debate over medical marijuana Tuesday by hearing testimony about one claimed benefit of cannabis — lowering anxiety from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The claim is that marijuana cut PTSD with fewer side effects than prescription drugs.
Dr. Suzanne Sisley says she was initially skeptical. But then she talked to veterans about it.
“It’s clear that in states that have medical cannabis law, patients are choosing cannabis as a safer alternative,” she told lawmakers.
Sisley practices medicine in Arizona, which has allowed medical marijuana for five years. She also oversees doctors in 13 other states that are prescribing cannabis.
Source: 420 Intel – United States