CHICAGO (AP) — A hearing in Chicago will deal with the tricky question of whether scientific evidence supports military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder using marijuana to manage their symptoms.
Monday’s hearing is a step toward expanding the Illinois medical marijuana program to include PTSD and other conditions.READ MORE: Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule Change
An advisory board made up of patients, nurses, doctors and a pharmacist will hear testimony. The board will make recommendations to the Illinois Department of Public Health.READ MORE: 'Assemble Chicago' Winner Announced To Create Multi-Use Spaces
Supporters of marijuana research say federal obstacles make it difficult to provide solid evidence. They include Dr. Sue Sisley, an Arizona investigator pursuing a study that’s on track to be the most rigorous trial so far of marijuana for veterans with PTSD.
Sisley has come to Chicago and has requested a meeting with the Department of Public Health.MORE NEWS: Here's The Most Commonly Misspelled Word In Illinois Last Year
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