PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top health official is considering a court ruling adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of debilitating conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment.
State Department of Health Services Director Will Humble has until July 9 to accept, modify or reject an administrative law judge's ruling that PTSD sufferers are eligible for a medical marijuana registration card.
Humble said Friday that he would study the order before making a decision.
The Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association appealed Humble's denial last December to classify PTSD as an ailment that could be treated with pot.
Humble says he denied the group's petition, citing a lack of scientific evidence showing marijuana helps patients with the disorder.
If Humble rejects the judge's ruling, the group can appeal to the Maricopa County Superior Court.