Medical Marijuana was legalized in 2013. But as of this date, it is still hard to secure it in the Granite state. That is why when a bill was submitted this Thursday on the legalization of marijuana for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder, residents of New Hampshire had different types of reactions.
The idea to legalize marijuana use among those having PTSD was conceptualized with the increased number of heroin addictions and overdose. Medical Marijuana advocates believe that this will offer pain relief to heroin dependent individuals. This can be very useful considering the fact that 385 deaths in 2015 were all caused by heroine dependence.
“Some PTSD patients are not relieved by the prescribed anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications and only medical marijuana can help them in their condition”, medical marijuana advocates stated.
Many people supported the legalization of medical marijuana to treat discomforts of PTSD patients. Among this, herbal drugs’ supporters are the students of the University of New Hampshire. A poll that was conducted in this school resulted to more students who are amenable to the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana altogether.
Joe Lachance is one of the recipients of the effects of the medical marijuana. He is a Republican state assemblyman and now one of the medical marijuana card holders in the state. Only 62 individuals were granted the card in New Hampshire out of its 1.6 million people. This only shows that the state is very stringent in their policy to regulate the use of medical marijuana.
“Because of medical marijuana, I was able to overcome my opiate habit” Mr. Lachance declared. And because he has seen how this works, his hopes is that other people like him will enjoy the relief that medical marijuana has to offer. “Opioid overdose is very rampant nowadays. By allowing access to medical marijuana, statistics of opioid overdose may lower to as much as thirty percent”, he added.
Among the legal prescription drugs in New Hampshire are hydrocodone, opioid and oxycodone. But since people taking them developed dependence on these drugs, doctors from this state limit its prescription. And once the person becomes addicted to these painkillers, they later on resort to heroin, therefore, the need to legalize medical marijuana to those who need them most to enhance their quality of life despite their debilitating health conditions.
If you are suffering from PTSD disorder, you have to know more on how this can be resolved by looking for other alternative treatments like medical marijuana.