Pueblo lawmaker says marijuana should be allowed for PTSD

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A Pueblo lawmaker wants veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder to be able to use medical marijuana.

Rep. Sal Pace, a Democrat from Pueblo, says he’ll try to amend proposed medical marijuana regulations Monday to allow the practice. The amendment would require people to get a recommendation from a psychiatrist before they would be allowed to qualify for medical marijuana.

The House Judiciary Committee is set to vote on changes to proposed regulations for people who grow and sell medical marijuana. The meeting comes two weeks after the first public hearing on the rules.

Another amendment to be considered is whether to allow home-based caregivers to serve up to 16 patients in communities which vote to ban retail dispensaries.

- Associated Press