The Colorado Board of Health made the right call Wednesday when it rejected a proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. If there isn’t scientific evidence that marijuana actually is an effective treatment for PTSD — and there isn’t — then it shouldn’t join the list.
Full story: The Colorado Board of Health voted 6-2 — against the recommendation of the state’s chief medical officer — not to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program
That list already includes conditions for which there is little or no evidence that pot helps, and the state should resist attempts to add to the problem.
It’s disappointing that the state’s chief medical officer had recommended approval.
To be sure, some veterans who suffer from PTSD insist that marijuana is vital to their well-being. But anecdotes are not science. And in Colorado, you can buy marijuana in the retail market, too.