Right now, PTSD is not included on the list of sicknesses that can be relieved with medical cannabis in New York.

NEW YORK — Dan McSweeney, who served as a U.S. Marine in Kosovo and Iraq, recently recalled a conversation he had with an Army friend, who did tours of duty in Afghanistan.

McSweeney said the friend was struggling with stress, “showing me the bag of pills that he’s got to take every day, some of them opioids.”

McSweeney is part of a growing campaign to get medical marijuana approved in New York State as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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