Medical marijuana's rejection by health dept. for PTSD treatment could lead to lawsuit for hearing

Members of Colorado's health department held a hearing before deciding not to make Tourette's Syndrome a condition approved for medical marijuana treatment. But that wasn't the case with a petition involving post-traumatic stress disorder -- and Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente, who later this morning will lead a support rally for medical marijuana grower Chris Bartkowicz at the federal courthouse, is plenty angry about it.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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