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R.I. ahead of curve in OK’ing pot for PTSD

In 2015, 15 veterans in Rhode Island committed suicide, four more than the previous year, according to the latest federal data. It was the plight of veterans that helped persuade the General Assembly, in 2016, to approve posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana use, says Joanne Leppanen, director of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, which for a decade now has promoted the medicinal value of pot. …read more

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