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Arizona group appeals terms for PTSD pot treatment

PHOENIX — Medical marijuana advocates are appealing conditions set by
Arizona health officials for post-traumatic stress sufferers seeking to qualify
for treatment.

The Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association filed a notice of appeal this week in
Maricopa County Superior Court against the state Department of Health Services.

Health services Director Will Humble said in July that the agency would implement an
administrative law judge’s decision to allow PTSD patients to get medical
marijuana starting Jan. 1.

Humble also said only PTSD patients already undergoing conventional treatment
certified by a physician could qualify.

Tucson attorney Ken Sobel argued in court documents that Humble has no
authority to add on that requisite and that patients shouldn’t have to wait
until January.

Health officials said Thursday the appeal had not yet been served to them.


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