New Treatment for PTSD May Be Offered in Illinois


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Those suffering from PTSD in Illinois may soon have a new treatment. On Tuesday Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to approve the use of medical marijuana to treat PTSD. Judge Cohen gave this order due to a lawsuit filed by an Iraq war veteran. During the lawsuit Judge Cohen says state public health director, Nirav Shah, deprived the veteran of his rights by engaging in a “private investigation” that was “constitutionally inappropriate”. A Health department’s spokeswoman says they are reviewing the judge’s order.