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Advocates rally for medical marijuana law

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon's veterans want post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, added to the list of conditions treated with medical marijuana. On Thursday, veterans and medical marijuana advocates spoke at the Oregon state capitol in support of a bill that would do just that.

Supporters say pot can help people suffering from PTSD find balance in their lives.  Right now, those who suffer from pain caused by PTSD are treated with medical marijuana. But they want all PTSD patients to have the option.

"If we support our troops, that's what we do - we support our troops. We say to them, we support you and here's a way we're going to do that," one supporter said.  "Because we recognize you need this in order to survive after what you did for us."

State public health officials have denied requests to add PTSD to the medical marijuana list on two other occasions.

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